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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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Yay, I won the Haiku contest!! The winning Haiku was for this tea. I felt like I should do something to celebrate, so I picked the last of the peaches from my peach tree, made an amazing peach cobbler from this recipe http://www.ovenloveblog.com/grain-free-peach-cobbler-paleo-gaps/#comment-10526, & I also made peach coconut milk ice cream.
I just had my dessert, & enjoyed a cup of the Tippy Golden Assam with it, taking photos etc for my blog, Terri’s Airy Fairie World! My blog is new, I’ve only posted twice. Last night I posted a tour of my garden, with photos of lots of yummy things. If you’d like to visit:

If all goes well, my next post will include the peach cobbler & ice cream recipes, the Haiku, & a review of Khongea Tippy Golden Assam :)

Thanks, Stacy, for the fun contest & all your wonderful teas!


You have a peach tree! I’m so jealous! Congrats on the haiku contest :) I’ve been buying local peaches and canning them this week. I did some jam and pie filling :D now I want to make ice cream next….sounds good!


congratulations! nicely done… can’t wait to read your haiku. do you think you’ll put it to music?

Butiki Teas

Congrats! :)


Congrats on the win!


Congrats on the contest! Your blog looks great!


What was your Haiku? I’m impatient and probably won’t get to see it til next week, with my schedule :P

Terri HarpLady

Here’s the Haiku:
Life can be bitter
and yet bitter reveals sweet
Life is bitter sweet.

Terri HarpLady

Thanks everyone!


Aw I like that. Bitter Sweet ;P
Mine was more about shamelessly promoting tea (and maybe Stacy!) haha

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I think that leaves me @ 308.
This is one of the last teas left in the first box Sil sent to me, LOL, I plan to finally empty that one this week!
Nice strawberry flavor, decent black tea for a backdrop. I’m not really getting a sense of champagne, but I love Christopher Walken, so thanks Sil for sending me a generous sample!

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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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