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My friend Lisa picked this one out, & since I had already tried it western style, we put the rest of it into my 4 oz porcelain teapot & gave it the gongfu treatment.
I’m still not at full tasting mode, missing out on some of the subtleties that some of these teas have to offer, but I did pick up honey, a gentle cooked breakfast cereal, a touch of apricot, & a floral element as well.
A gentle soothing tea, very pleasant.
Sipdown! 361

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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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I started the day with gongfu steepings of this tea, which still reminds me of maltomeal, drizzled with honey. I haven’t drank this one in awhile, not because it has fallen from favor, but simply because I have so many wonderful teas here to choose from!
A friend came over & I shared the last couple of steepings with her, & she loved it.

Tealizzy

Mmmm! Maltomeal! Haven’t had that in years!!

Terri HarpLady

Me neither!

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Damn! This tea is so awesomely decadent! I think this is my favorite flavored tea, at least from Butiki.

While I was brewing this, I was slicing up peaches from my peach tree, as well as eating them & feeding them to Tony. I don’t ever buy peaches, because you can never get a decent peach from the store. The boys & I have been picking, slicing, & freezing them (& eating them), so that we’ll have peaches for smoothies & things for awhile.

MzPriss

Grocery store peaches suck it. We have lots of peach orchards out in the Hill Country and they bring amazing peaches to the farmers market. I always freeze some for cobbler.

Kaylee

I have to admit, I’m a little jealous that you have your very own peach tree! That’s awesome.

Stephanie

I can’t wait to get more of this tea! Should be arriving some time this week, YAY! I’m jealous of your peach tree, too. I’ve got a grafted half peach half plum tree but it is still very young and not producing well yet. Do you do anything to keep insects from bugging your fruit, Terri?

Tea Sipper

Even better than Ruby Pie?!?!

Terri HarpLady

TS, I def like this better than Ruby Pie, although it’s close…
Stephanie: Nope! So my peaches aren’t particularly pretty, although they are wonderfully fragrant (so glad I can smell again!) & delicious, They have to be sliced up, keeping eyes open for passengers, if you know what I mean.

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2nd large mug of this today. It tastes best if you make a qt of it & chill it. Of course, it’s not something I drink for the flavor, but it’s great for allergies, & also high in minerals, & old ladies like me need to keep our bones healthy too.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals beat the Brewers, 3 – 2 :)

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drank Two Tigers by The Devotea
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Watching the Cardinals play the Brewers from the couch.
Currently 3 – 2, Cards leading.
Nothing like tasty tea & baseball on a Sunday afternoon.

Cameron B.

I love lazy Sunday afternoons. I’ve been just hanging out on the couch, drinking tea and browsing Steepster while watching random movies on TV. Lazy is the best kind of afternoon! :D

Terri HarpLady

Yes it is!
I’ve been drooling over yixings again…I have one in my shopping cart, to be dedicated to Dian Hongs, most likely…but their system is being updated, so I can’t place my order until tomorrow….lol

MzPriss

Terri are you getting the one on sale @Teavivre? I got one and so did TeaFairy. It’s so cute

Cameron B.

Yum, I need a Dian Hong pot, too. They tend to be my favorites, especially the bud variety. :D

MzPriss

<3 Dian Hong

MzPriss

OMG that is gorgeous!

TheTeaFairy

OMG TOO LATE, I SAW, I SAW!!! Just want.

MzPriss

I knew you were gonna see that. I love that one Terri is getting.

TheTeaFairy

Me too. Sigh.

MzPriss

It reminds me of really beautiful brocade fabric.

Terri HarpLady

exactly! That’s why I love it!

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Oh Pajama Day!
Feeling grateful for a full day off with Tony, for my sinuses clearing, for a tasty breakfast, & for tea. My lungs & kidneys are still messed up, but improving (I absolutely hate Florida, I’m never going there again), but I’m feeling a lot better otherwise, & I think another week of going to the salt room & drinking straight cranberry juice & I’ll be back to normal.
Meanwhile, I’m grateful to be able to taste things again, especially tea.
This is one of my favorite EBs.

MzPriss

I’m trying to find a salt room since you talked about it. I think I would find it helpful. I’m glad you’re feeling better.

Terri HarpLady

I’ll ask Clay (the owner of ours) if he knows of any in your area. He originally built it because his daughter has asthma. They’ve been able to reduce her meds, etc, so he opened it up for the public. I’m going 3 times a week right now, & it always helps me.

TheTeaFairy

Yes me too, glad you’re starting to feel better.

MzPriss

I’ve been googling and I found one guy doing a “Go Fund Me” to make one but haven’t found an actual one yet.

Terri HarpLady

If I ever come to Austin, I want to go here:
http://www.saltandtime.com

Terri HarpLady

Here’s the list of US salt rooms, posted on st louis salt room’s website, along with a ton of info about halo therapy
http://mysaltspa.com/list_of_salt_rooms_in_the_usa

MzPriss

Yeah, Salt & Time is pretty amazing. And yes, that was the place I found and sadly they are not open :(

Come to Austin! But not in the summer…

Amariel

I have never heard of a salt room…I’ll have to look it up. As for Florida, I lived there for 30 years. I’m done with it barring visits to my friends and family.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Another busy day!
I was up at 7, showered & practiced for an hour, & then off to the salt room by 9 for my breathing therapy. I already had a student at 10 & another hour of practice. I drank this tea while teaching & practicing, & even with a limited tastebud experience, it’s still wonderful.
What else can I say?

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Last night I did my monthly tea count, re-organized my shelves a bit, etc.
I’m starting the month at 362 Teas, which is down from 389 last month, so progress, not perfection, right?

My first cup of the month, although my sense of taste & smell is coming back, it’s still not where I want it to be, and I’ve been avoiding all of my favorite teas (all 277 of them, LOL), because…well because! Although there is a lot to be said for mouth-feel, tea buzz, etc, I hate to miss those subtle flavors. I just remembered that Sheng sometimes seems to help with allergies, so maybe I should quit messing around & bust out a brick!

All I’m getting from this tea today is a nice milky mouth, some baked bread, maybe a little chocolate (Which I’m probably imagining, not actually tasting), & cannibis. Yeah, you heard me. It’s been over 30 years since I toked up, but you never forget that taste.
:)

Sil

yay for getting through some of your teas last month! :) i have a SMALL totally unflavoured box here that you’ll get eventually..but i’m trying to give you time to drink more heh

Terri HarpLady

I have a box of awesomeness that I’m still working on for you. It was suppose to be your birthday box, & includes the teas we ordered from YS, but it’s gonna be a late birthday…

Sil

it’s ok… it wil give me something to look forward to in september when i’m nowhere and everywhere all at once.

oh..and Nicole wanted to come to st louis if she can arrange it when i’m there so that all three of us can meet…once i get final date confirmation i will let you both know

mrmopar

Weed, what weed….

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Trying to keep the caffeine down, so I won’t stay up all night, although I have so many things to catch up on.

While I was visiting my folks, I came across some random tea bags, like the blueberry one I reviewed earlier, & so I brought a few home with me, this Honeybush included.
I much prefer Honeybush over Rooibos, it’s mildly sweet & kind of woody & soothing.
That’s all I’ve got.
:)

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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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