3091 Tasting Notes

Happy Saturday!
The London Tea Room, a tea room is St. Louis that is run by a gal from England who wanted to provide a place for an English style tea, is having their annual Christmas Tea today, with all the glorious tiny sandwiches, scones, devonshire cream, preserves, etc (all the lovely things I can only dream about eating, because I can’t eat any of them).


Guess who is providing the live music today…Me, Myself, & I :)
I’ll be playing a mix of Classical pieces, along with music from my Christmas CD, Midwinter’s Canon , which is available at http://www.harpsinger.net/Terri_Langerak/Midwinters_Canon.html

So, although I won’t be partaking of the beautiful foods, I will be sipping pots of tea, & helping to create an atmosphere through music, which is really my favorite thing to do anyway. Plus I get money, can market my CDs there, & a generous gift card, just in time to provide Tony with a supply of Jubilee (his favorite tea from LTR) for his birthday, which is tomorrow. And some other things for my tea drinking pleasure, because I did say generous, right?

Meanwhile, I’ve started the day with breakfast & this one, which is wonderful, & which I have reviewed before. Today it is tasting malty, sweet, a hint of bitter, & a little more floral than I remember, but very very good!

Cameron B.

Happy Saturday to you, too! And that sounds so amazing, I want to come eat glorious tiny sandwiches and listen to you play. :)


Oh so pretty! Had to buy your Christmas Album. Now enjoying it with my buckwheat tea.


So gorgeous. I listened to the whole sample.

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This is from the November YS TOMC. I’ve been sipping this all evening, & it is a delicious rich tasting tea, with a thick quality to it that I absolutely love. It reminds me of Mandala’s Special Dark, & I want to keep drinking it forever. It is sweet, & brings to mind a dense yeasty bread. It’s creamy like cocoa. It has a chocolate mouth, & a boldness as well. I don’t really know what else to say, except it’s awesome, LOL. I will have to buy some when my sample is gone…maybe sooner ;)


I had it recently and I luv it. Agree that it’s in the same family w/SD

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This tea was the perfect accompaniment to my hearty breakfast of leftover beef stew.

Cameron B.

That sounds like an amazing breakfast!



Terri HarpLady

It was! We had it for dinner last night, I had it for breakfast, then Drew & I ate the rest of it for dinner tonight. I should have made a bigger pot!

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A bold & bright cup enjoyed after a hearty breakfast, while driving to work to teach the evil children… ;)

actually, some of them are starting to make progress, so they aren’t all evil

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drank Cacao by Tisano
3091 tasting notes

I know I haven’t posted in awhile, but I have been trying to at least come read some posts, & make an occasional comment, so I haven’t totally disappeared, & I have been drinking plenty of tea anyway.

Anyway, I picked this up at the Traveling Tea shop, less than 5 minutes from my house, & I had to stop in just to say that I don’t EVER want to be without this tea. OMG, this stuff is awesome! The best chocolate tea ever, & it’s just chocolate hulls. I’m sure this would be amazing combined with LB, but by itself it is crazy good, & perfect for something that is kickass, substantially bold, & caffeine free, so I can drink as much as I want this time of day. A majorly awesome indulgence :)



carol who

How is your sore finger holding up with all the harp playing? I imagine this is a pretty busy time for you. Glad to see a note. Tea sounds good especially since its caffeine free. :D

Terri HarpLady

My finger is doing ok. It’s sort of permanently curved, & I’m still going to PT to teach it how to bend & straighten. Its kind of frustrating, but luckily I don’t use it to play.

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This is perfect tea for a drizzly fall day, with a lightly sweet roasty flavor, & it really reminds me of toasted pecans!

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Earlier today my friend Lisa & I sampled the Duck Shhh Dancong from the White2Tea tea club. There isn’t a listing for it, & I don’t really feel like adding one right now, but I’m happy to report that it was tasty, with almost a milk chocolate kind of essence, & no, it didn’t really taste or smell like duck droppings (ok…I don’t know what that would taste like, but I’ve ducks before, so I do know the smell, LOL).

This afternoon I’ve been enjoying multiple steepings of this oolong, with it’s bakey warm taste, smooth greens, & a roasty nutiness, its a pleasantly warming & cozy afternoon tea. I swear I taste a hint of nutmeg in it this afternoon, & that’s one of my favorite spices. Thanks to Angel & Teavivre for the sample.


would it be one i should look in to you think?


haha and i’m referring to the duck one not this tea

Terri HarpLady

I don’t know if they are selling it. It came in the TOMC. I have enough for a 2nd try, so I’ll toss it in your box :)

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Just stopping by for a minute to say good morning, while I enjoy a cup of double knit. It’s easy, & doesn’t require any thinking, which is handy this early in the morning when I’m trying to get out the door to play gig #4 of the Harpy HoliDaze!
And here I go…


Good morning! :)


Hope your gig went well!

Terri HarpLady

It did, thanks! Tomorrow I have a lunch time gig, & another one in the evening, & then saturday night it’s electric harp & flute classic rock duo at the St Louis Art Museum. Then I have Sunday off.

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I enjoyed multiple steepings of this oolong over the afternoon. The leaf is vibrantly green, the flavor delicately vegetal & lightly floral. Each cup became milkier in the mouth, with the 3rd steep being my most favorite. Thanks to Angel & Teavivre for the generous sample.

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Hello Steepster!
I’ve been missing you, my tea friends. Life has been busy, & will continue to be for the next couple of weeks, as the Harpy HoliDaze gigs started yesterday, with me playing from 7:30 – 9am in office buildings, but I have a few minutes to stop by, read a few reviews, look at some instagram pics, & comment about this tea.

This is a lovely oolong, kind of nourishing today, & a pleasure to drink multiple steepings of after I came home from this morning’s gig. Something about this tea reminds me of rice crispy treats. I haven’t had them in years, but that’s what this tea brings to mind, today, anyway: popped rice, marshmallow cream, & a kind of fruity sweetness.

Thank you to Angel & Teavivre for including me in the oolong sampling.


How’s your finger holding up?


my life misses you.


We miss ya!

Terri HarpLady

the finger is coming along. It’s sort of currently fixed in a rigid hooked shape, but I’ve been assured that if I keep doing my painful PT exercises it will eventually soften up. I have exercises that force it to bend further (using the other hand to bend it, I can’t get it to move on its own), & exercises & a little appliance to force it to straighten, which it also can’t do on it’s own…yet! Meanwhile, I’m playing my gigs, & even though harpists don’t pluck with their pinkies, it does have a little bit of an effect on my 4th finger.

Sil, send me your address. I still need to send you your tea, plus if you want any other teas, let me know. We need to hang out! We haven’t hardly talked since you came to st louis, & that’s way too long!!!

MrM, awesome car, Dude ;)


Facebook doc has my address…..wil try and remember to message you again when I get to work with it haha


Glad to hear you can play again :)

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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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