3091 Tasting Notes

This is a beautifully fragrance white tea. The flavor is delicate, as white teas are, & the Jasmine scenting of the leaves is quite aromatic, but in the flavor it is not overpowering, but rather balanced. I’ve been working in my office all morning, (I can actually see part of the floor!), the this tea provided a nice relaxing break.

Thank you to Angel & TeaVivre for this sample, which was very generous! I’ve drank it a few times, & still have enough for at least one more session!

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Sample Sipdown!

As soon as I started sipping on this, I knew I’d drank it before! So I scrolled through the reviews, to see if I’d written one, & sure enough I had! To me this tea smells like a tray of roasted veggies: carrots, green beans, winter squash. It also tastes of roasted acorns. It’s very pleasant, very fall-like. There is none of the floral essence that you find with some oolongs. This is roasty, toasty, & delicious.
Thanks for the sample Stacy!

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This is definitely on my short list of Most Favorite Assams & on the list of Most Favorite Black Teas as well. Bold, Malty, Sweet, & Spicy, it really satisfies me this morning, & I’m even getting a bit of a butteriness to it today! I don’t think I’ve noticed that before! :D

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I woke at 4 am, tossed & turned awhile, & finally got up & had a nice long yoga session, followed by some tennis ball therapy. My neck is still out of whack, but improving. So here I am, ready for the day, a few hours earlier than usual!

I’m starting with this Irish breakfast, not because it’s a favorite by any means, but simply because it’s a sipdown! And now it’s gone! :)

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Tasty desert like tea for the end of the day :)

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Sometimes I want a Chai, but I don’t want caffeine. Such is the case right now, as I really zinged it up on the caffeine level today, drinking one pot of tea after another. Time to mellow out now, but in the mood for something spicy. Here it is! This has always been one of my favorite teas from Celestial, & although I didn’t drink it for a long time, & don’t drink it often, it’s nicely spicy & makes a decent sub for chai.


I have been drinking this for years…

Terri HarpLady

Good tea, good company :)

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drank Assam by The Tea Spot
3091 tasting notes

I served this to one of my students today, & enjoyed a cup myself as well. Bold, Malty, & smooth.
And another Sipdown!

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The new Ms. Li’s Dragonwell is up on the Verdant page, & I’m still drinking the old one. I still have enough for 2 more sessions too.

This is a really nice Dragonwell. I used to be a huge Dragonwell fan, & I still love it. Anyone who reads my posts knows I love Black teas better, but there was a time when I drank cup after cup of greens, loving everything sip.

I’m using the Dragonwell brewing method, per Verdant’s suggestions:
3G + 8oz glass cup X 175F
Blowing the leaves away doesn’t really seem to ever work well for me, but I don’t mind chewing up a leaf here & there. Eventually they all sink to the bottom of the cup, problem solved!
Nice & spring like!


Hahaha! I’m not big on blowing the leaves either! But I love this method and longjing leaves are not bad tasting anyways :-)

Terri HarpLady

We can all use more veggies in our diets, right ;)


Yep, gotta have some greens!

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I’ve been working in my office for the last couple of hours. It’s menial work really, work that I always avoid (which is why my office is such a wreck). I didn’t feel like doing anything today, so this is what I’m doing: all the small office tasks that are way overdue. My desk is clean, I’m making a list as I go along of things I need to do (like update website, actually start writing the blog I set up back on new year’s day…blah blah). All of these creative projects have been hampered by the mess that is my office.

Anyway, my desk is clear, the underneath of my desk is clean & vacuumed & the file box under there (mailing labels, extra file folders, etc) is organized. Would you believe there was a bulk package of cassette labels in there? How long do you think it’s been since I used those?
My city tax are finally filed (I didn’t actually owe anything), all of my tax papers are finally put away. It’s a start.

I enjoyed this Irish Breakfast with my lunch. It’s not as punchy as I’d like, but not pad either.

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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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