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drank Yunnan Golden Chai by Verdant Tea
673 tasting notes

This is the last of a full one ounce sample that Jason sent me about 4 months ago. The Chai is very Gingery and got mixed reviews depending on how you feel about ginger really. This is my final cup (sigh).

I’m a fan of ginger. It makes me feel better when my stomach is upset (happens often). The taste of this Golden Chai is not sharp but sweet and mellow. Ginger can be bitter but this tea isn’t even after re-steeping several times.
I love how my body feels warmed from within like a soft glow when I drink this Chai.

I brewed my tea early which was comforting when I turned on my computer. I had slept in a bit, wrote a tea review then went to my email and read some sad but not unexpected news.

The Godmother to my grandchildren, and dearest family friend Terry Beck passed last night after her 5 month battle with cancer.

I’ve spoken of her before. Her 60 foster children, 5 adult children and 5 adopted. She leaves her Husband Fr. Andrew Beck and 2 adopted sons 4 and 8 still at home.
So Memory Eternal to my friend!

I made this tea and looked at pictures of Terry holding my naked Grandson Micah at his Baptism… all smiles. Then I looked out my window and the snowflakes were just beginning to float down.

For about an hour, a steady quiet snow fell.

When she became ill, Terry had a tea time once a week at her home in the Redwoods. Ladies (and a few men) from the neighborhood and the Church would come and make tea and visit. My daughter met with her for tea on the internet and they chatted and laughed.
She communicated to everyone her joy and gratitude for life.

Tea, life, gratitude. I can drink tea and practice gratitude in her memory. I’ll have to work on it since I can be a grumbler.

I’ve gone all over the place with this review. Some people might think this is not appropriate on a tea site. Maybe so. Just don’t hit like and carry on. I’m not offended if people don’t like me. Just be kind to others…that’s when I get upset!

For the end of this discontinued Chai, and the first snow…

…and Terry! http://youtu.be/p3iYnHx8P0s

Indigobloom

So sorry for your loss Bonnie. Your friend sounds like a wonderful person xx

Claire

So sorry to hear about your loss. She sounds like a wonderful person and that the world will be a little less better without her.

Butiki Teas

Bonnie, So sorry for your loss.

Helena

Sorry to hear about your loss.

Bonnie

I’ll forward your kind comments to my grandchildren and daughter too. Thank you.

ashmanra

What a legacy! She sounds amazing. I know you and your family will miss her.

DaisyChubb

Memory Eternal indeed Bonnie – her spirit inspires countless others to change the world like she has, it’s so clear! <3

Nik

It sounds like your Terry lived an amazing, amazing life. I’m sorry that it was cut short, and am sending peace and strength your way.

HyBr1d

I’m sorry to hear about your friend Bonnie :( And no, I don’t think the post was inappropriate at all! To be honest, my stomach is upset, so I’m going to brew up a little Laoshan chai, and see if that helps at all, and will do so in honor of your departed friend.

Zoltar

sorry to hear about your loss :( your post was not inappropriate for me steepster is more than just a tea site it’s a community if we can’t talk about that kind of stuff in our community then where can we ?

Tea, Life, Gratitude for who i have in my life and sometimes take for granted because we never know what tomorrow will be

A ginger tea for you and for the memory of your friend and all her family

Kashyap

so sorry to hear your loss and I hope your family can heal knowing you all were made greater by her presence in your lives….my her love live on in you…my very best

Bonnie

Thank you everyone. 500 people attended her funeral yesterday in the redwoods at St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Ben Lomond, CA which is saying a lot for a humble woman who wore thrift store clothes and cared for others before herself.

Angrboda

My condolences for your loss.

Ysaurella

so sorry to hear about your loss Bonnie.

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Indigobloom

So sorry for your loss Bonnie. Your friend sounds like a wonderful person xx

Claire

So sorry to hear about your loss. She sounds like a wonderful person and that the world will be a little less better without her.

Butiki Teas

Bonnie, So sorry for your loss.

Helena

Sorry to hear about your loss.

Bonnie

I’ll forward your kind comments to my grandchildren and daughter too. Thank you.

ashmanra

What a legacy! She sounds amazing. I know you and your family will miss her.

DaisyChubb

Memory Eternal indeed Bonnie – her spirit inspires countless others to change the world like she has, it’s so clear! <3

Nik

It sounds like your Terry lived an amazing, amazing life. I’m sorry that it was cut short, and am sending peace and strength your way.

HyBr1d

I’m sorry to hear about your friend Bonnie :( And no, I don’t think the post was inappropriate at all! To be honest, my stomach is upset, so I’m going to brew up a little Laoshan chai, and see if that helps at all, and will do so in honor of your departed friend.

Zoltar

sorry to hear about your loss :( your post was not inappropriate for me steepster is more than just a tea site it’s a community if we can’t talk about that kind of stuff in our community then where can we ?

Tea, Life, Gratitude for who i have in my life and sometimes take for granted because we never know what tomorrow will be

A ginger tea for you and for the memory of your friend and all her family

Kashyap

so sorry to hear your loss and I hope your family can heal knowing you all were made greater by her presence in your lives….my her love live on in you…my very best

Bonnie

Thank you everyone. 500 people attended her funeral yesterday in the redwoods at St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Ben Lomond, CA which is saying a lot for a humble woman who wore thrift store clothes and cared for others before herself.

Angrboda

My condolences for your loss.

Ysaurella

so sorry to hear about your loss Bonnie.

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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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