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2480 Tasting Notes

No new notes about this, but I am enjoying it. It’s a nice smooth cup, zero astringency. The sun is out, it’s in the 60’s, & trees are starting to bloom. I hate having allergies. I need to start drinking my Nettles again.

MissLena

I’ve noticed my allergies starting here too, mostly from the snow mould that is surfacing..not fun!

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Sil included this one in the BBBBox, & since I brought the box to Tony’s with me for the weekend, this one is first up. I enjoyed a cup with breakfast.
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I seem to have trouble with measuring out my teas at Tony’s house. I often over-leaf, but in this case I under-leafed a bit, so I suspect the resulting cup was a mere shadow of what it could be, but it was nice regardless. It reminds me a bit of the London Tea Room’s ‘Parisian Breakfast’, in that they share the chocolate notes & a little vanilla. LTR’s also includes some orange, & is especially nice with a pinch of sweet added.
I drank this one plain, & it was tasty. Maybe next time I’ll make it a little sweet, as a dessert-like cup, & a little stronger, & see what I think.

Sil

i wish i had american breakfast to share with you..that is a dessert cup though it’s a straight

Terri HarpLady

Let’s get some! ;)

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Sitting in bed, enjoying a cup of this yumminess. Next on my agenda, some kind of breakfast, or maybe I should call it brunch.
Not much to say about this tea that I haven’t already said.

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Another Sipdown, from Sil.
I drank the last of this from my cupboard awhile back, so it’s nice to find a sample in my collection of teas from Sil.
This is a savory sheng, with strong skull-shining tendencies. I’ve been sipping it all afternoon, while working on my taxes, which, disappointingly, are not finished.
Oh well…next week…
Tony is picking me up soon to go have dinner at the Greek place. I have no gigs this weekend, so I foresee a slackers weekend of relaxation, much needed.

Sil

i was trying to find older ones you might like to revisit heh

Terri HarpLady

You did good!

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I’ve been sitting at my desk for the last hour or so, paying bills, reading emails, balancing bank accounts, & sipping this tea. The warmed aroma of toast drenched with honey is so enticing, and the cup of tea reminds me of boston brown bread.

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And it is a sipdown!
This has been a tasty pearl, sweet & a little fruity, & I’ve sort of hoarded this last cup for awhile, knowing that the company closed & there would be no more. It is sad when companies don’t make it, but sometimes you just have to let go, right?

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The final cup. So sad to see this one go. This calls for a hot bubble bath & iPad Mahjong. I’ll miss this tea, but hopefully it will return in the fall. Until then…

Sil

waaaaaaaannnnttttt…………

Terri HarpLady

Yours is on it’s way. I was tempted to defile the package, lol, but I left it intact.

MissLena

This sounds ridiculously amazing :D

Sil

misslena… best.pumpkin.tea.ever….EVER

MissLena

I am very intrigued..I love pumpkin teas, and ginger is my favorite ingredient in tea usually…does this local store have a website from which you can order online? For next year haha :D

Sil

i don’t think so…but i fully plan on making terri buy me like 8oz next week

Terri HarpLady

Sil, you mean next year, right? LOL

Sil

yes… sigh that’s how much i want it…next year UGH

MissLena

Haha 8 oz?! Must be excellent tea! Lol I will have to wait before I even contemplate buying more tea..my friend has about 10 of my teas I got sent to her place and I should be receiving them this weekend, so I will have lots of tasting to do! And teas to sip down haha

MissLena

Oooh thank you so much!! And a new tea company to check out now too! (must not order anything lol)

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In spite of my lack of posting over the last few days, I’ve drank my usual amount of teas:
Golden Fleece
Persian Princess
Golden Monkey Black
…just to name a few…
So, now I’m having this, & I really need it!
5G + 4oz blue lotus porcelain beautiful tiny teapot X (rinse) 15sec/30/45/ etc
I warmed the leaf in the preheated pot, & it smells like some kind of heaven.
…sigh…just letting go & breathing for a few minutes, that’s all I need.
The Breatharians are a sect of people who claim to live on oxygen & water alone. They tend to become very thin & frail, meditate a lot, & there are stories about the famous leader of that belief, who appeared much more robust than the others, & was seen secretly eating a hamburger somewhere, LOL.
I have no desire to give up food, of course, & I have no doubt that my body needs it. But sometimes it’s nice to just sit & breath. To sit & breath in the aroma of something wonderful, like this the lime flowers in my sunroom (the meyer lemon & kumquats are also getting ready to start blooming…oh heaven!). And of course, like this tea. The aroma is cream of wheat cereal, with a big blob of butter melted on it, drizzled with a really good honey. Once I rinsed the leaves, the honey aroma became even more real & prominent.
I could get by just on the aroma of this…I could almost just breath it, but no, I drank the rinse water, I wouldn’t want to waste a precious drop. I’m drinking multiple cups, & with each cup, like magic, I’m becoming happier. This tea has excellent qi, & in spite of it’s lighter golden appearance, brews up into a rich & dark cup of tongue tingling sweetness. I’m sure I could go on & on, but I think I’m gonna do a little Taichi, to further enhance my mood, & then work on my taxes, for a little while anyway. Namaste.

Terri HarpLady

In retrospect, I think 10 sec steep intervals would have been better, but this was delicious anyway!

keychange

Mmm burgers. Clearly I could not belong (for very long) to this group!

Terri HarpLady

It’s hard to believe I was a vegan for most of my adult life, and I’m glad I’m not now, cuz I love hamburgers!

TheTeaFairy

Lol, I can just imagine the Guru being caught by his followers eating a juicy Big Mac!

I could never do it more often than this, but I actually fast about once a week, a whole day just water…and oxygen of course :-)

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
2480 tasting notes

I started the day with a cup of this, on the way out the front door to pick up Tony at the car repair place. We had breakfast, along with a few cups of Stash English Breakfast, then I dropped him off & came home to drink the resteep of my LB. Then it was a trip to the bank to deposit money (a good thing), & now it’s already 2:00. I be honest, I’m feeling like a grumpus. My plan for the day was to do taxes until my noon student, then do more taxes until my 4:30 student, & then finish my taxes (hopefully). I’m not mad at anybody, I just wanna get my taxes done, because I’m not allowed to start my garden until my taxes are done. (otherwise, my gardening addiction will take over…).

I’ve complained enough…Gratefully, I enjoyed this tea.

K S

Good tea soothes the grumpus beast almost every time.

Terri HarpLady

And for that, I am forever grateful!

Sil

lol focus! focus!

Terri HarpLady

:)
This has basically been a wasted day…

Sil

no day with tea is wasted!

Terri HarpLady

Thanks, I needed that! :)

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drank L'Abricot by Fauchon
2480 tasting notes

I served this to one of my students & her mother, lightly sweetened. Everybody loved it! I drank a small ‘jello shot’ cup of it, & although it initially tasted a little soapy to me, when I let it sit for a minute, the soapiness went away & it was a tasty treat.
Thanks to Lala for sharing a bit of this. :)

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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http://www.harpsinger.net

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