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What a great day! http://flic.kr/p/ccwmdJ (Ian with his Gaiwan)
Ian (my 11 year old grandson) and I went to tea at Happy Lucky’s Tea house. We had tea, and when we finished he had the WHOLE TEA WALL to choose a tea from as my gift. What does he pick? A PU-ERH! MY BOY! All on his own while I was sitting at the tea bar, he brought me the sample and asked if he could have THAT tea. I was dancing with joy, so thrilled!
We stopped at the Cheese Shop, the French Pastry Shop, then home. After setting chops to oven cook…we sat for a Pu-erh tasting before dinner.

The following is Ian’s review from my notes. My 11 year old buddy wanted to share his first ever Pu-erh experience!

I used a Gaiwan and there were 3 infusions at 1.5 minutes each.
The color of the liquor was light maple syrup, cocoa, light cocoa brown.

Ian’s Comment’s:
1. The first thing I tasted was water. Then, there was another taste like wet bark and a dry feeling. Something was like heat or fire.

2. I could tell right away the flavor popped. It reminded me of a smoky campfire in the woods and the leaves smelled like smoky leather.
(I added a little sugar to his tea) “WOW!” (He grinned from ear to ear) “That was good!It tastes like vanilla! I want some more!" He noted that the Pu-erh was making him “feel good”. (hee hee)

3. The last pour was a little lighter but Ian was anxious to have more tea. If it wasn’t dinner time I think he would have insisted on more steepings. The delight in this discovery was so much fun! I took a picture of him with his empty Gaiwan, leaves all wet at the bottom.

His last comment and the heart of the experience was…

“This is the best tea I have ever had!”

Bonnie

By the way, if anyone hasn’t noticed already, the message flag isn’t working! Someone left me a message and it didn’t turn on! Also, read the messages thru they’re out of order…so a new one might be in the middle of old ones!!!!

LiberTEAS

what a lovely tea experience. Thank you for sharing it.

DaisyChubb

That was such a treat! What a great experience!

Bonnie

Ian’s glad you read his review guys!

TeaBrat

I wish I had a grandma like you when I was 11! lol!

Bonnie

You have Scott! He’s going to kill me for that comment! hahahahah!

Bonnie

Thank you though, seriously! I love to share. I had a wonderful time with Jason on Sunday at Happy Luckys tasting tea. And today with Ian…and I go with whomever I can convince to spend a little time with me! It’s so much fun! To love life and to come together and love each other with a little tea…ah! (You are in the Love City after all…I left my heart in San Francisco You can be a grandma at any age to anyone!)

Indigobloom

Steepster is all kinds of crazy lately. I can’t even post reviews!!
So happy for your grandson! yay!!

Kittenna

Awwww, that’s so sweet! Good on you for nurturing this early :)

Bonnie

My daughter has 5 little boys right now. I’ve been practicing the tea ceremony with her 3 teenaged girls. That’s going to take a lot of tea!

Missy

How awesome that you two can share tea together!

tigress_al

What a sweet story!…..and tea!

Tawny Kira

How sweet! I hope that my kids will share my love of tea the way your grandkids share yours! :)

Skulleigh

Ian is adorable, I love his hair :)

Bonnie

Oh the green hair! Ha! He took a bath in my big tub without washing out the green first! Green rim in tub that turned purple! We had to use soft scrub together! This is how you learn though! He’ll like it that you liked his hair..I’ll call and tell him.

Tawny Kira

Make sure to tell him I like it too! Hair color is a fun way to express yourself- I myself have had hair almost every color in the rainbow!

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Bonnie

By the way, if anyone hasn’t noticed already, the message flag isn’t working! Someone left me a message and it didn’t turn on! Also, read the messages thru they’re out of order…so a new one might be in the middle of old ones!!!!

LiberTEAS

what a lovely tea experience. Thank you for sharing it.

DaisyChubb

That was such a treat! What a great experience!

Bonnie

Ian’s glad you read his review guys!

TeaBrat

I wish I had a grandma like you when I was 11! lol!

Bonnie

You have Scott! He’s going to kill me for that comment! hahahahah!

Bonnie

Thank you though, seriously! I love to share. I had a wonderful time with Jason on Sunday at Happy Luckys tasting tea. And today with Ian…and I go with whomever I can convince to spend a little time with me! It’s so much fun! To love life and to come together and love each other with a little tea…ah! (You are in the Love City after all…I left my heart in San Francisco You can be a grandma at any age to anyone!)

Indigobloom

Steepster is all kinds of crazy lately. I can’t even post reviews!!
So happy for your grandson! yay!!

Kittenna

Awwww, that’s so sweet! Good on you for nurturing this early :)

Bonnie

My daughter has 5 little boys right now. I’ve been practicing the tea ceremony with her 3 teenaged girls. That’s going to take a lot of tea!

Missy

How awesome that you two can share tea together!

tigress_al

What a sweet story!…..and tea!

Tawny Kira

How sweet! I hope that my kids will share my love of tea the way your grandkids share yours! :)

Skulleigh

Ian is adorable, I love his hair :)

Bonnie

Oh the green hair! Ha! He took a bath in my big tub without washing out the green first! Green rim in tub that turned purple! We had to use soft scrub together! This is how you learn though! He’ll like it that you liked his hair..I’ll call and tell him.

Tawny Kira

Make sure to tell him I like it too! Hair color is a fun way to express yourself- I myself have had hair almost every color in the rainbow!

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Colorado Grandma
http://www.teaandincense.com
Grandmother to 3 teenaged girls and 5 young boys. (we all drink tea!) I began teatime in the Summer over 30 years ago when my children were little. We took a break from play for tea and snacks every day. My children loved tea time.
There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
I attend a wonderful Greek Orthodox Church and enjoy cooking ethnic foods (all kinds). I am disabled with Migraines and Fibromyalgia.
My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
I’ve worked at a Winery, was a System Analyst, in telecom, been an Athlete and Coach, Artist, Vista Volunteer. Love healthy cooking (and delicious food!). Love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Peru, Croatia, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska

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