3091 Tasting Notes

How did I end up joining 3 tea clubs?
I’m so behind on samplings, just finally getting to this one for the first time, & all I can say is Delicious!
It starts out as baked crusty whole grain bread, then develops a smooth creaminess, & wonderful sweetness. I’ve been at a loss for words in describing teas lately, so all I can really say is that I’m loving this one tonight.


You managed because you love teas. :)

Terri HarpLady

yeah, I guess that must be it! :)


haha i want to be in at least 2 but the cad $ is going to be tanking even more next yr :(

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I made a cup of this in the morning to drink in the car en route to work, drank a few sips, & then accidentally left the rest of it in the car. By the time I realized it, class was starting, so it sat out there all day. On the way home, I sipped it. It was chilled & super yum!


Instead of sheng I opted for some Teavivre black tea as well. I’m REALLY enjoying the Nonpareil Yunnan Dian Hong Ancient Wild Tree. I’m 7 steeps into it and its DELICIOUS

Terri HarpLady

yeah, that one is really nice!
I need to polish off some of my tea vivre teas & I’m so close, so that I can place a new order! I also need more money ;)

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I’ve been sipping this over the afternoon, actually I’m still sipping it!
It’s from the white2tea club, december. Actually, the box contained an entire 250G to of it, along with 25G of the black tea I drank earlier.

Anyway, I can’t really think of anything to say about the taste of it, but I’m please to say that the overall effect, for me, has been positive, in that although I still feel the pressure of a migraine, I’m not in pain, & my head has an overall expansive & relaxed feeling.

I’m predicting a bubble bath, followed by bed.
Goodnight :)

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It’s been awhile since I drank a smokey tea. No real reason, just not that into them lately. But today I realized a pot of this would be nice with lunch, and so there it was. When I first tried smokey teas, they kind of freaked me out, but now I enjoy them. Not something I want every day, but today it seemed right.

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This tea, from the White2Tea club, was my companion this morning during my first practice session of the day. I also tried it the other day. So now I have drank it twice, once as a cup of tea steeped 3 min & resteeped 5, and today as a gongfu session. In both cases it was very satisfying. That’s really all I have to say, & I wish I could offer more by way of description, but it really is tasty :)

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On day 3 of a migraine, which started with crazy psychedelic visual effects on Tuesday afternoon. There for a minute I thought my computer monitor was frying, then I realized it was me, not the monitor. Then I thought maybe I was having a stroke or something, it was pretty crazy, even for this old (reformed) hallucinogen lover. My sons were both home studying for finals, so I made them come sit with me for half an hour. Leif said, “maybe you’re having a flashback” & we all laughed. We drank tea & talked, & gradually my vision cleared up as the headache emerged. I haven’t had a migraine in years, & probably not coincidentally, I’ve eaten some things over the weekend that have made me feel like crap anyway (will I ever learn?), so it’s no real surprise.

But the show must go on! I taught at the school yesterday, then played a 3 hour gig last night, mostly with my eyes closed. Today I have students on & off, & will spend the off time practicing because I’m going into the studio with a vocalist on Monday to create backup tracks for his upcoming CD.

So I’m starting the day with a potent Assam! I’ve written numerous reviews of this one, & even won a Haiku contest (yes, I’m still milking the glory from that, LOL).
Onward through the fog…

Butiki Teas

I hope you feel better soon.


Oh no! Feel better.


Oh that sucks. Here’s hoping it clears up quickly!


That sounds horrible :( hope you feel better soon! Migraines are the worst :(


No fun. I hope you feel better soon.


I’m so sorry to hear this, Terri. I hope you start feeling better soon. Maybe the tea will help. If it doesn’t stop soon, though, you might want to consider a trip to the doctor.

Tea Sipper

Feel better!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

I would say that shrooms are likely better than migraines, not that I’ve dabbled in that at all :P


I hear tell shrooms are sometimes used to treat cluster migraines. What could possibly go wrong?

Whispering Pines Tea Company

I believe it. I may or may not have learned some important things regarding my now-gone migraines when I was not using shrooms. That definitely didn’t actually happen. For sure…

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drank Cacao Chai by Traveling Tea
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When Sil came to visit, we went to the Traveling Tea shop & she bought some of this one, leaving me a generous sample. I was in that shop a few weeks later & bought some more (having forgotten that I already had some). So…the first time I tried it, I was a little disappointed, it seemed rather bland. I had followed the suggested heaping tsp.

This time? I went with a rounded TB, & steeped about 5 minutes probably, & it is MUCH more Delicious that way! This evening I’m in the mood for teas that are sweet, & this one is really hitting the spot! Next time I’ll dump a can of coconut milk in the mini crock pot (maybe tomorrow) & let it sit there warming for an hour or so…yeah…maybe tomorrow…


I wonder if this is the same as Tisano’s Chai Cacao? If so, yeah, I definitely find the spices come through more when you steep it a lot longer and add more leaf.


Funny stuff.

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I’m in the mood for something sweet & creamy, & this tea fit. I have just enough left for my upcoming sip down extravaganza, so into the box the rest of it goes.

Tony’s birthday was Sunday, so I used part of my gift card from the London Tea Room to buy him a few presents, including this mug


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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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I’ve been drinking this a lot lately, & I’m drinking it right now. Why not? I have plenty of it, & it’s going to be delicious, right?

Cameron B.

Sometimes old favorites are the best. :)


Tea sister! :)


Delicious +1

Terri HarpLady

Nightshifter, looks like we were on the same path this morning


miss you. having a no good very bad weekend. pretty sure i’m sick and therefore overly emotional about things. Wanna find a dress for me? :)

Terri HarpLady

still no dress picked out?
You know I’m gonna pick a sexy mermaid style, LOL…or Pirate chick garb ;)
Sorry your sick, you need more rest.
We need to hang out, I miss you too :)


my mother hates the dress i wanted to get that was nice and practical….ian wants a long dress….i don’ t want to spend 2k on a damn dress…


Can you rent one? That’s what I did for my first wedding. :)


Ooo.. Just realized that may have come across wrong. I was not implying that you would have another wedding after this one… Sorry if that sounded bad.


Hahahahahaha oh Nicole lol too funny. Renting is nearly as expensive as buying a dress and you have to be careful with it lol

Basically my parents and I have different ideas about what I should be wearing, I don’t love any of them enough to justify the price and it feels like I’ll never find someone affordable and nice/in line with my parents and Ian’s thoughts… Just a long weekend with not enough accomplished. :/

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drank Cacao by Tisano
3091 tasting notes

I finally took Sil’s suggestions & combined this with Laoshan Black, & it is awesome!


mmmmmmm! Hi Terri!!!!

Terri HarpLady

Hey Prissy! :)


I’ve yet to try even Cacao. On my wish list it goes!

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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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