Last night was Writers’ Group night at my house. Everyone has come to expect unlimited tea! We are trying to come up with a good name for our group and want to incorporate a reference to tea, so if anyone has ideas, let me know!

We had Golden Monkey from Harney and Sons first and everyone liked it but I have found that these folks really prefer oolongs and greens.

From one delicious smelling packet of leaves, we made about 100 ounces of this tea. If it hadn’t been so late when we started drinking it I would have had to open another packet, and we even had one member missing last night. Seriously, I inhaled the aroma of those dry leaves deeply into my lungs over and over, it was sooo good.

This was definitely their favorite. When the first person sipped it, she held out her cup almost reverentially and breathed, “Oh, THIS is GOOD!”

The color was quite pale, paler than many greens, and the flavor was silky, milky, buttery, and super smooth.

Thank you, Teavivre, for this exquisite sample!

Indigobloom

Oooh writers group! You’re such a good host, providing tea :)
If it was me, I’d go with something like the “Seven Cuppers” in reference to the poem. but then I have a slight obsession with that one so am a little biased lol
http://sereniteatime.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/%E2%80%9Cseven-cups-poem%E2%80%9D-lu-tong-a-d-618-907/

ashmanra

That’s a great one! I actually read some Li Bai and a poem I wrote in honor of him about a year ago in our group, so something along that line may be the way to go!

Indigobloom

oh neat, that’s awesome!
Wikipedia said it was written by Lu Tong. Didn’t know there were two names for him.

ashmanra

Oh, I don’t think it is the same person! I just meant that we have explored a little Chinese poetry! :)

TeaVivre

Wow, i think you all had a enjoyable night, talked about literature and sipped tea, a wonderful party. I’m also surprised that you have wrote a poem about Li Bai, you are awesome.

ashmanra

I will dig it out from the reams of paper around here and type it up for you! I also wrote a set of poems each inspired by a different type of tea. :)

TeaVivre

Haha, Li Bai always wrote poems inspired by wine, it seems that you wrote poems inspired by tea. That’s interesting.

ashmanra

So true, Li Bai led quite an interesting life! Tea inspires me more than wine, but then, I do not spend my time lazing around the Imperial Court!

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Indigobloom

Oooh writers group! You’re such a good host, providing tea :)
If it was me, I’d go with something like the “Seven Cuppers” in reference to the poem. but then I have a slight obsession with that one so am a little biased lol
http://sereniteatime.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/%E2%80%9Cseven-cups-poem%E2%80%9D-lu-tong-a-d-618-907/

ashmanra

That’s a great one! I actually read some Li Bai and a poem I wrote in honor of him about a year ago in our group, so something along that line may be the way to go!

Indigobloom

oh neat, that’s awesome!
Wikipedia said it was written by Lu Tong. Didn’t know there were two names for him.

ashmanra

Oh, I don’t think it is the same person! I just meant that we have explored a little Chinese poetry! :)

TeaVivre

Wow, i think you all had a enjoyable night, talked about literature and sipped tea, a wonderful party. I’m also surprised that you have wrote a poem about Li Bai, you are awesome.

ashmanra

I will dig it out from the reams of paper around here and type it up for you! I also wrote a set of poems each inspired by a different type of tea. :)

TeaVivre

Haha, Li Bai always wrote poems inspired by wine, it seems that you wrote poems inspired by tea. That’s interesting.

ashmanra

So true, Li Bai led quite an interesting life! Tea inspires me more than wine, but then, I do not spend my time lazing around the Imperial Court!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about five years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…

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