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Drew & I fixed a pot of tea to go with lunch. It included Hazelnut, Vanilla, & the last of Cream, all black teas from Adagio. To be quite honest, it was kind of mehhhhhh. But at least we got a sipdown in!

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I went to the salt room again this morning, trying to go twice a week for awhile. 3 times a week would probably be better, but 2 is what I can fit in for now. It’s so nice to lay there for an hour, doing Reiki on myself, giving my body some healing time.

I came home, chopped up the last couple of peaches, simmered them, made myself a small batch of hazelnut flour pancakes (same as almond flour, just sub in hazelnut flour, silly!), layered the pancakes with the peaches, a small drizzle of maple syrup (I swear to you, it was only a Tbl), & made a cup of this yummy tea to go along with it. I had a nice long phone conversation with my sister, MsWhatsit, while I was cooking, wherein we discussed our various creative endeavors, & bid one another adieu to enjoy our breakfasts & get on with the creative revelry that is each of our lives!

And now, I must finish restringing a harp, practice a song for tomorrow’s wedding gig, & I probably should let Ms Theresa make a few phone calls too.


Those sound really good. I think I’d be too lazy to ever make them though, but I bet they’re worth it.


Ditto what cavo said lol

Terri HarpLady

Actually, it’s pretty quick. I make 1/3 of a recipe, which is just the right amount of pancakes for me. The peaches basically just simmered on low & cooked themselves. Oh, & there was bacon!


Your life sounds so pleasant all the time (of course, I’m sure you have your days . . .) but gee I with I could get down with the stress-free go-with-the-flow lifestyle. I’m an anxious mess most of the time. lol

Terri HarpLady

I have to admit, it is pretty sweet most of the time!! I’ve paid my dues, as they say in the musicians crowd, & worked really hard to get things this way, & continue to work hard occasionally. ;)
When I was younger I was depressed alot, had anxiety probs, etc, but then I read “The Miracle of Mindfulness” by Thich nhat han (mispelled, I’m sure), & a few other books along those same lines. Practicing mindfulness has really helped me to get into the moment, & if I’m in this moment, everything is awesome!
Still, some days kind of suck, cuz sometimes life is like that :)

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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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A pleasant buttery brew to drink during my bubble bath this morning. That’s all I’m sayin’ :)

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My son Leif (almost 21, college Jr, he’s really cute too, by the way) told me that this is a sipdown. He drank the last cup this morning. No real comments to offer, except that it was relaxing, but he has no plans to restock it. :)

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drank Special Dark by Mandala Tea
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1 Tbl steeped 5 minutes in my mug. Resteeped 7…etc
Delicious! Very rich & lives up to its name!

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I’m not really recording my teas in the order that I drank them in. Oh well, I’m sure nobody minds :)

It’s been awhile since I had a cup of this one, & I don’t know why! This is a really delicious & relaxing cup of joy, & if I’d had time for a bubble bath, this was going to be my bubble bath tea, but I didn’t really have time, so I drank it while I was washing my face & brushing my hair. I’m not a huge fan or bergamot, but I don’t find the bergamot to be all that far forward in this cup. The chocolaty Laoshan black blends beautifully with the rose petals, bergamot, & orange peel to make a really nice treat. Sometimes I sweeten it, but today I drank it as is, & it was perfect.
Usually I steep a heaping Tbl for 3 minutes & then resteep for 5. Today I cut to the chase, did one steep at 5, & I loved it SO much. I’ll probably do it that way from now on!



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This tea is from the February TOMC (classic), but I also had 2 samples of it that were included in my Verdant orders. My friend wasn’t sure if she’d ever had oolong, so I pulled out my little porcelain blue lotus teapot & served her some. We went through several steepings & she loved it, so I also gave her the other sample, because I still also have some in my TOMC file. Even after she left I’ve drank several more steepings. I reminds me of sourdough bread & savory roasted veggies.


you keep making me feel bad that most of my reserve teas are still unopened..

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After my friend & I drank the Licorice Twist, & made a pot of this to share. She loved it! I love it! Win Win!!


i still need to make this brewed in milk

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drank Licorice Twist by DAVIDsTEA
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A fellow harpist came over for tea today. I let her look over my menu (the printout of my tea collection), & this was the first tea we picked. Turns out she is a fellow licorice root lover! Yay!

So the is a sipdown, & it is from a sample that BoxerMama sent me months ago, & it’s not something I’d buy, but my friend enjoyed it & now it’s gone! Thanks BoxerMom!

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drank Black Pearl by Mandala Tea
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So far, I’ve decided this is my favorite of the Dragon Pearl teas. I still have a few more to compare, & I enjoy them all, but if I were to make a list of favs, this one is currently at the top!
I steeped 5 pearls in my mug for 3 minutes. I resteeped them for 5.

Rich, Malty, & delicious!

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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!


St. Louis, MO



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