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Tea of the evening – drinking out of my new mug that just arrived today:

http://www.cafepress.com/+buddha_large_mug,330850275

Hope everyone is doing well out there!!!

Scatterbrain

I love this one for a cheap, easy relaxation tea. Nice mug! :)

ashmanra

I saw a similar quote from Lao Tzu that made me assess whether I am really listening to my hubby and kids each t e they speak to me:
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

TeaBrat

@Kwinter – thanks!
@ashmanra – that’s a great quote. :)

ashmanra

The "be completely present part was a real slap in the face to wake me up to the fact that I was tuning people out and not really laying attention! And that is disrespectful! Of course, home all day for all these years homeschooling four kids, you seldom get an uninterrupted thought! But I realized I had to plan for time to “just think”, measure out my personal reading time, and teach them when it is time not to disturb someone while at the same time keeping myself open and available to them. It was humbling…and helpful.

Charles Thomas Draper

I hope you are doing well too. I just bought a tea brick of Hunan black that is supposed to be from Pre-Mao China circa 1940s….

TeaBrat

ashmanra – being in the present moment and paying attention is VERY difficult, you’re not the only one who has problems with that. We get so caught up in our own crazy thinking!

@Charles – Where did you get that?

Charles Thomas Draper

I hate to say EBay. The seller was highly rated and I did my investigating before making an offer.

TeaBrat

That’s ok, I bought a sheng on EBay recently myself. It was only $10 though, not much of a risk.

Missy

I like that mug. :D

Hesper June

That is a great mug!

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Scatterbrain

I love this one for a cheap, easy relaxation tea. Nice mug! :)

ashmanra

I saw a similar quote from Lao Tzu that made me assess whether I am really listening to my hubby and kids each t e they speak to me:
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

TeaBrat

@Kwinter – thanks!
@ashmanra – that’s a great quote. :)

ashmanra

The "be completely present part was a real slap in the face to wake me up to the fact that I was tuning people out and not really laying attention! And that is disrespectful! Of course, home all day for all these years homeschooling four kids, you seldom get an uninterrupted thought! But I realized I had to plan for time to “just think”, measure out my personal reading time, and teach them when it is time not to disturb someone while at the same time keeping myself open and available to them. It was humbling…and helpful.

Charles Thomas Draper

I hope you are doing well too. I just bought a tea brick of Hunan black that is supposed to be from Pre-Mao China circa 1940s….

TeaBrat

ashmanra – being in the present moment and paying attention is VERY difficult, you’re not the only one who has problems with that. We get so caught up in our own crazy thinking!

@Charles – Where did you get that?

Charles Thomas Draper

I hate to say EBay. The seller was highly rated and I did my investigating before making an offer.

TeaBrat

That’s ok, I bought a sheng on EBay recently myself. It was only $10 though, not much of a risk.

Missy

I like that mug. :D

Hesper June

That is a great mug!

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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