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Good morning Steepster! I should be sleeping, but I have a gig at noon, so I’m starting my day with a cup of Damn Fine Tea. Bold, Beautiful, & I’ll be taking the resteep to the bubble bath (because I drank the first cup too fast)

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drank Peach Melba by Lupicia
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I threw this in my purse sometimes yesterday afternoon to bring to Tony’s, & a little while ago I remembered it was there. I tend to love anything that tastes like Peaches, & most of the people I’ve traded with have read that in my bio & sent me every Peach tea under the Sun. I probably need to update my bio to take that Peach bit out, because I’ve learned that most Peach teas disappoint. Usually the flavor is fake tasting, or it’s more of an under-ripe peach flavor. I’m also not a huge fan of rooibos.

This Peach Melba, which is not a true melba, since there are no raspberries in it, is non-the-less probably my favorite rooibos blend to date :) In the bag, it smells wonderfully peachy & juicy, mouthwatering really. In the cup it’s not quite so, but it is still very tasty & comforting, with a mild peachy taste, a creamy feel, & I have to say, the flavors meld nicely. I think maybe Peach is a complimentary mix with Rooibos.

Thanks to Sil for sending me this sample (& many more). :D

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drank Tazo Chai by Tazo
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I meant to bring several teas with me to Tony’s last night, but got sidetracked, so digging through his cupboard, I found this. It’s pretty tasty, in my opinion. I wish I had some almond milk or creamer with me.

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Such a nice contrast to the Premium Taiwanese Assam. They are just so perfectly different from each other! This was also resteeps beautifully!

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This was my first tea of the day. I love everything about this tea, & it also resteeps nicely!

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drank Ruby Pie by Butiki Teas
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I reached into the Sil Sampler box without peeking, & this was my first pick! It’s very vibrantly flavored with strawberry & some tart hibiscus. That’s all I have to say about it now, as someone came to the door, & although I continued to sip, I was sidetracked.
Thank you Sil for this tasty treat!


lol Sil sampler box. I guess it kind of ended up being like that didn’t it? the danger of not having a specific limited number of teas to swap

Terri HarpLady

LImits? Who needs limits? :)

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The bills are paid!
I fixed myself some lunch & a cup of this tea, which is bold & manly, & then I checked my mail & I have a package from Canada! YAY!!!
I didn’t expect it to come so soon. While I’ve been enjoying this cup of damn fine tea, I’ve been playing with all the samples Sil sent to me. I’m SO excited! Thanks for trading with me, Sil!

Now I’m keeping my fingers crossed & holding my breath until the box I sent arrives…




Was it exciting enough for you?

Terri HarpLady

Hell yeah! :D
I’ve already played with all the samples, taking whiffs here & there. It was really hard to pick which one to try first, so I just closed my eyes, felt around & grabbed something!

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I’m paying bills. It’s a job that I hate, but I am grateful to be a self-employed musician, & to actually make enough money to pay my bills.

I found this in the cookie jar where I keep the white & green samples. It’s been there for awhile, & although it’s probably not a tea I would purchase, it is a pleasant & soothing cup of paleness that is like a mild, vaguely sweet, & nourishing ‘pea broth’.

I’m thinking I need to take a break & eat some lunch soon.

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Good morning Steepster, this is Ms Theresa. Terri the Harp Player (juvenile rebel) & her sidekick little terri (4 year old with a penchant for ordering expensive teas with our credit card) are both grounded for the day, pending the completion of ALOT of office work!!

I am in charge & we’ll be drinking grown up teas all day, while I get things under control. Sometimes that’s just the way it has to be!

I’m sorry to say that this is a sipdown! I have thoroughly enjoyed this blend, which is such a wonderful combination of Laoshan Black, Wild Picked Yunnan Jin Jun Mei, Big Red Robe, Willow Grove Shu, & Aged Silver Needle White. It nicely pulls together the best qualities of each of the aforementioned teas, resulting in a cup that is bold enough to start my morning, and laced with all the flavors that I love: chocolate, malt, caramel, cinnamon…ahhh, I only regret that it is gone. Hopefully David will create a similar blend soon.

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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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