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Thanks DHart1214 for this tea sample!

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned WHY I write about being ‘OLD’. Maybe I have and I’ve forgotten which is something I chuckle about to myself. My short term memory just isn’t what it used to be.

I write about what ‘OLD’ is like so you’ll know what your parents, grandparents and your own future might be like one day. Nobody seems to want to talk about ‘OLD’. It’s not a dirty word!

If I want to drink caffeine and stay up late I can, sleeping in without worrying about being late for work. It’s great!

I don’t have much money but I look forward to the little things in life like being with family, the next cup of tea, a trip to my Tea Pub, free events in Old Town and at Church. I love my daily routine spending time with my Steepster friends.

Towards the end of the month my funds get tight right before my monthly Social Security Disability Check.
Before it arrives my pantry begins to look a little bare. This is when I become creative.

If you read last evening’s tea review about the pumpkin risotto pancakes, that was one recipe born from of running out of breakfast cereal. I got creative and made enough pancakes to last for a few days.
Today, I’ll make soup for lunches. On my patio Kale is ready to pick from one of my long planters again, another way I’ve added to my on-hand diet this year.

Life is good.

This morning, I decided to make some bread before having tea. This didn’t take long and I topped the bread with Sea Salt and Greek Dry Herbs.

As soon as the bread was cool enough, I sliced it, buttered a piece and ate it. Um, good.

I made a small pot of Immortal Nectar loose Puerh, rinsing it off lightly, then steeping about 1.5 minutes.
The fragrance was sweet and the liquor fairly dark brown.

I wouldn’t call the flavor earthy by my Puerh standards, but it was sweet, savory and smooth more like a good coffee. Maybe an Italian Roast. This was really tasty.

Another slice of warm bread and I couldn’t help treat the Puerh like a cup of morning coffee. In went cream and sugar which was perfectly delicious, rich but still robust.

I’d definitly drink this as a coffee substitute. If you are squeamish about Puerh’s, this is tame. Not too earthy, no mushroom or cedar flavor and not fishy at all.

What a lovely start to my day! I have so much to be thankful for.

Terri HarpLady

I love the name of this tea. I’m going to have to try some of this, just because the name is so beautiful!

Terri HarpLady

As was your review, Bonnie. And I love your new pic!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

I wonder if this is the same as Immortal Nectar from Art of Tea? Sounds quite similar. Interesting :)

Bonnie

Terri, this is how people see me most of the time with dark glasses on because of how light makes me sick. Even indoors at home my reading glasses are tinted and I have a blackout shade on the window or I can’t be in the living room or kitchen during the day without nausea setting in. Glasses, glasses, glasses.

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Terri HarpLady

I love the name of this tea. I’m going to have to try some of this, just because the name is so beautiful!

Terri HarpLady

As was your review, Bonnie. And I love your new pic!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

I wonder if this is the same as Immortal Nectar from Art of Tea? Sounds quite similar. Interesting :)

Bonnie

Terri, this is how people see me most of the time with dark glasses on because of how light makes me sick. Even indoors at home my reading glasses are tinted and I have a blackout shade on the window or I can’t be in the living room or kitchen during the day without nausea setting in. Glasses, glasses, glasses.

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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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