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I have no idea what # of sipdown I’m on, but this is another one from the *Sil*box. This is a juicy jammy cup of fruitiness, with a building tartness. I was a little worried about the lavender, & although it’s there, it’s pretty mild.

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I served a bunch of teas today, & even managed a few sipdowns in the process, which I’ll report on later. For now, I’m back at Tony’s, working on a few teas I brought with me while he fixes dinner (He truly is the most wonderful man in the world). this tea is a tasty hazelnut & vanilla, from my *Sil*box.

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This is the tea I chose to drink while I was prepping for the Harp Society Annual Tea Party at my house today. I make a couple of dozen deviled eggs while I was sipping.

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Taking a break from sipdowns this morning because:
1 – This is the only black tea I have at Tony’s
2 – I’m hosting the St. Louis harp society’s annual tea this afternoon (I’m the ores), so I’m just gonna drink whatever I want!

TheTeaFairy

Wow, impressive, congrats on that gig, Terri!!

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Sipdown #58, ending my day (unless I make another cup) at 358 teas.
This is yet another tea from Sil, & it’s a pleasant, mildly dessert-like cup to end my day with. Thanks!

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SIL! I’m pretty positive that I sent this tea to YOU a year ago! :p
Silly!
oh well, this is Sipdown # 57, bringing me to 359 teas.
I think this tea was my first actual experience with Puerh, although it hardly counts, as it’s blended with lots of other stuff: cocoa powder, vanilla, rooibos, cinnamon, orange peel, nutmeg. Now that I’ve been actually drinking puerh for awhile, the Shu that is in this is something I can actually pick out, but not a lot of it. Regardless, this is not a bad cup of tea.

Sil

LMAO oopsy… on the plus side this isn’t YOURS coming back to you…

Terri HarpLady

Are you sure? hahaha

Sil

Yes! Omg sent it to me I think…it’s new lol

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Another tea from Sil, sipdown #56.
White teas have gradually grown on me, a little bit anyway.
This one is nice, a little malty & thick/creamy tasting. It reminds me of Yabao. It reminds me of cream of wheat. There is also a hint of lime, or perhaps tangerine to it.
I’m watching the olympics. Figure skating right now, & the little 15 year old from Russia, whose name I didn’t catch, is amazing!!

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Sipdown #55 (I think).
This is another one from Sil. I have a lot of teas from Sil, way more than I’ll ever get through on this sipdown extravaganza, cuz some of them are in quantities that will take awhile to polish off. Of course, she has tons of tea from me too, HAHAHA!

I’ve decided I like Cardamom in my black tea. I wouldn’t want to have it in there all the time, but I do have Cardamom in my spice drawer, & I’m thinking that although I’d probably never buy a Cardamom black tea, I’d certainly add some to my cup. I wonder how it would be in a smokey tea, maybe with some maple syrup added…

Sil

you may have one that sipdown challenge ONCE…by a single tea! but i have won the race! mwahahahahaha

Terri HarpLady

Who says? I think on OUR race, there is no finish line, just more tea! :D

Terri HarpLady

I’m still working on your next box, BTW. I’m thinking I’ll put about 200 samples in it, then we’ll be even again!

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I think the first time I drank this, I didn’t much care for it. This time I dosed it, rather heavily, with Maple Syrup, & it was actually pretty tasty! Thanks to Sil for this one (from awhile back), & it’s sipdown # 54, so now my official te acount is:
DUN da da DAAA!
“drum roll please”
362!

TheTeaFairy

+1 with morgana

Terri HarpLady

~ taking a bow ~

Sil

does it make me a brat if i say your stash is more than double mine? :)

Terri HarpLady

Does it Make you a brat??? Sweetie, you ARE a brat! LOLOL

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Sipdown #53 is this Keemun, sent to me from Sil, & sent to her from Alice. Thanks girls!
This is a more refined & mild keemun, not particularly earthy, but pleasantly sweet.

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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!

Location

St. Louis, MO

Website

http://www.harpsinger.net

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