3071 Tasting Notes

This morning while I was getting ready for my gig, my son’s Drew & Leif fixed breakfast! Leif steeped a large pot of this tea, which he refers to as ‘Lemon Song’, to go with breakfast. It’s a mix of earl grey moonlight, rooibos lemon cloud, & coconut. It’s a bright & lemony brew, I don’t really taste the coconut. Purchased because of our love of Dr. Who, of course! :)


Yay Dr Who! I’m not current on it by a long shot as I’ve been watching vintage episodes. It’s fun to watch the doctor get progressively younger every time he regenerates.

Terri HarpLady

Yeah, on those really old episodes he’s an old man!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there in SteepsterLand & Beyond!
I will spend most of the day playing for other Mothers at 2 separate events, a brunch which I will leave for soon, followed by an Afternoon Tea.

I chose this Hattialli for my first tea of the day because it’s A very nice assam with malty fruity flavors, & nicely bold enough to start my day, but not so bold as to yell, “I AM ASSAM!”


Happy Mom’s and Grandmom’s Day, Terri!!


Happy mother’s day!

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drank S'mores Genmaicha by 52teas
3071 tasting notes

Another Sil Samplebox Sipdown! Thanks Sil :)

So this would be ok, except it has a wierd bitterness to it that resulted in me dumping the last part of it, as it continued to get worse as it cooled. Anyway, I do taste the Genmaicha part of it, but am not getting chocolate or graham crackers.
Oh well, win some lose some, right?


pretty sure this is all part of that weird frank didn’t let the teas sit. I tried to air mine out but it didn’t seem to help.

Terri HarpLady

oh well… :)

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Sil’s Sampler Sipdown #3
Hmmmm….this is really interesting!
It definitely tastes & smells like pretzels in a way, only with an amazing sweet aftertaste that grows & lingers.
Back in my vegetarian days, I used to eat buckwheat quite often: Pancakes, Kasha with cabbage, savory buckwheat crepes stuffed with shrooms… Buckwheat groats are an under-used grain, very flavorful in a lovely earthy way.
I don’t know if this is just toasted buckwheat groats, or if there is more to it, but I’d like to buy some buckwheat, roast it, & then try steeping it to find out. Wouldn’t it be great if it was really that simple? I’d enjoy drinking this in the evening anytime. :D
Thank Sil!

BTW, for those who love Tattoos, check this one out:


What a great tattoo! And this sounds like a really interesting tea to try!


omg! the ultimate tattoo, so darn cute!!

Terri HarpLady

It is cute! Tony saw it & shared on my page. We both love tats, Ive been contemplating my next one…

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Yeah! The Cardinals won, 3 – 0!
Tony & I watched the first half of the game at the pool hall. A couple of hours of shooting pool while watching baseball? Perfect!
I’ve been enjoying this tea for the last couple of innings.
I am a grandma, & I bake a killer pumpkin pie. This doesn’t actually taste like it to me, but it is pleasant & spicy.
It’s also a sipdown! #2 from Sil! Thanks!


Super cute note! ★

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Sil Sample Sipdown #1 (of the day)!
This is an interesting tea. The main flavor I’m getting is a toasty rice breakfast cereal, or a sweet rice crispy treat, with salted butter. I’m also thinking of a payday bar type confection, with the rich caramel center, only with toasted rice on the outside instead of peanuts.
It is tasty. Thanks Sil!


i have to be up for another 12+ hours…. going to be peeing alllll night as i drink lots and lots of tea haha finally made it to 300

Terri HarpLady

Geez! Why the sleep deprivation?


we have a release this weekend, so we implement overnight so as not to impact customers….so that’s my weekend basically lol

Terri HarpLady

Today I get to be a couch potato, watching baseball, drinking tea, & eating good food.
Tomorrow it’s 2 Mother’s day gigs, a brunch, followed by an afternoon tea, back to back.
Livin’ the dream!

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I finished breakfast with a cup of this, because that’s the only thing worthy in the selection at the restaurant. The other options were (all by Numi) Rooibos, decaf vanilla black, & gunpowder green (which I wasn’t in the mood for). Their aged earl grey isn’t bad with stevia added. The Bergamot is nicely mellow.

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Tony & I went to breakfast & their tea selection was a little lacking, but I had a package of this & my Tuffy Tea Steeper from the Tea Spot.
I got 3 nice cups worth, steeped at 3 min, 4 min, & 5 min. Sweet & chocolatey, it’s so good & really rivals Laoshan Black for me.

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Here’s my first cup of the day.
I went a little crazy on the amount of leaf, So it’s really very bold & kind of brash today. I’m feeling the brightness & astringency of it in my sinuses, & my throat is getting dry. The flavors are of malt, oaky tannins, & sourdough rye bread. I know I’m making it sound bad, but it’s actually quite good, LOL! I much prefer the premium Taiwanese Assam, however.

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Sipdown of the day #5
I went with a heaping Tbl & steeped 4 minutes this time. That extra minute made all the difference, as the toastiness of the rice enhances the already roasty laoshan black flavor, & I can really taste the chocolate too. The resulting cup was sweet & wonderful!
Definitely a re-order…sigh…in june…

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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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