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drank Golden Monkey by Teavana
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My student & I enjoyed a pot of this tea this afternoon. It’s a nice malty cup, but does not resteep well.

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This is the tea I took out into the garden with me today, & although I didn’t get nearly as much done as I had planned/hoped to accomplish, I did get a few things done. This is a lovely & gentle blend of Yabao buds, florals, vanilla, & goji berries. Mildly sweet & a little creamy, it kind of smells like cotton candy & marshmallows to me. As a dry tea, it is beautiful & looks like something fairies would drink.

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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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After a weekend of practicing hard & running around playing gigs, I’m ready to settle in to some time at home. It’s been awhile since I had a cup of Golden Fleece! Where have I been? I’ve been drinking all these BOLD Assams, which I love, don’t get me wrong, but THIS is a wonderful cup of buttery goodness, so nurturing, so rich, like a cup of flavorful but gentle broth after you haven’t eaten for days. It’s like an invitation to relax & just breath!

1 Tb + 8oz X 1 min (2 min resteep) (3 min other resteep)

Wonderful!

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drank Peach Melba by Lupicia
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Sil Sample Sipdown!!
I’m sitting here waiting for the Game of Thrones to start. I’ve been enjoying sipping teas.
I have to say, rooibos freaks me out, LOL. I don’t know what it is, but it’s really creepy looking stuff. It looks like insect legs, or something. It looks like it’s made out of the same stuff beetles are made out of, shellac or whatever.
Regardless, I’ve enjoyed this peach & rooibos tea. Thanks Sil!

Sil

LOL you’re silly

Tamm

Oh gosh, I’m going to think that every time I brew rooibos now aren’t I?

Terri HarpLady

Probably Tamm. Look at it, look up close. I mean, really, what is that stuff??? It isn’t leaves, so what the hell is it?

Tamm

dies well…roasted grasshoppers comes to mind!

Cavocorax

Game of Throooooones. :O We’re crazy I guess and are waiting for the season to end so we can watch it all at once, but part of me is antsy and wants it now.

Also, I’m glad I don’t see rooibos the same way as you!

Terri HarpLady

Sometimes I’ll save a whole series of a show & then watch all the episodes back to back over a weekend. I read all the game of thrones books last spring, back to back. So it’s interesting seeing how they are interpreted, & I can’t wait like that for this show. :)

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drank Té de Frutas by Lupicia
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Thank you Sil! This is a tasty fruity treat! I haven’t had a lychee in years, & as soon as I started sipping this, that was the first thing I noticed. The lychee is the dominant flavor, & it lingers on the back of the tongue. This is mouthwatering & lovely.

Sil

this really should be called lychee. heh that being said i haven’t tried lupicia’s actual lychee tea.

Terri HarpLady

Jeez, how much more lychee flavored could it get? I mean this one was lychee all the way, at least for my taste buds.

Sil

yeah i’m with you on that lol

Tamm

Ah! dies If this is really lychee then I’m wishing I had some. The last lychee tea I had was full on rose soap…

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Thank you Sil! This smells awesome! I could just sit around huffing this stuff, & never drink it, & be happy. It smells wonderful! Flavorwise, it’s ok plain, with an earthy mildly sweet flavor. The addition of caramel really adds to the natural caramel-like essence of Shu. With stevia, which really brings out the caramel flavors, it’s even more delicious!

Sil

i like this one much better hot…as it cools i like it less heh

Terri HarpLady

yeah, I don’t imagine it would be good cold :p

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It’s been a long & busy weekend. I feel like I haven’t really gotten to drink as much tea as I like, all of my teas were drank while I was driving from here to there, practicing like a crazy woman, etc. It’s also been a wonderful weekend of performances, which I’ve truly enjoyed, so it’s all good. So now I’m hanging in my PJs, sipping.

This is an interesting tea. It’s a creamy lime pudding kind of flavor, & pleasantly so. The citrus covers up the rooibos taste somewhat.
Not sure if I like the lemon or the lime chiffon better, but I think it will probably be the lemon. Thanks Sil, for letting me sample these 2 teas!

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I’m cheating, sort of…
I have this list & I’m suppose to drink each tea on the list before I can start over. Those are Ms Theresa’s rules, of course, which we try to follow, but today I said, “hell no”.

I’m leaving to play a wedding, I’m really tired, I’ve had some nice tea, but nothing that’s substantial enough to kick me into high gear, & I know that THIS one is just what I need, so I’m drinking it!

So THERE, Ms TherEsa! ;)

Cavocorax

Haha. That’s satisfying isn’t it? :P I’m sure if you mostly stick to your list you’ll still be ok.

Terri HarpLady

Oh, I cheat regularly, LOL, you know, ‘rebel without a clue’ :D

MsWhatsit

Sometimes, ya gotta teach your inner disciplinarian who’s boss.

Terri HarpLady

That’s right, sis!

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My son Drew (24) is drinking a large pot of Tardis. I just nabbed a cup!
It’s Earl Grey Bravo, Blackberry, & Vanilla, & tasty & bold. IMO he brewed it a little weak…

MsWhatsit

Save me some of this, I’ve been watching Dr Who lately…

Terri HarpLady

I’ll try! It’s become quite popular around here! If we drink it all, we’ll probably re-order though, so you’ll get some…eventually! ;)

Cavocorax

I can’t believe how much I loved this one! Someday I’ll get an Adagio order… :P

Terri HarpLady

Cavo, did you try Farewell Ponds?

Cavocorax

I had a sample of that one too. I think I enjoyed it, but I liked TARDIS the most of the fandom teas I’ve been lucky enough to try out.

Terri HarpLady

River Song is also kind of nice. I think my most favorite fandom blend has been Bilbo Brew:)

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drank Congou Keemun by Butiki Teas
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First cup of the day.
This is a nice tea, but I tend to use a TB, as I prefer something a little bolder, I guess.
Flavorwise, it is very tasty.

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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!

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