Imagine a Chocolate Malt…that’s what this tea brings to mind when I open the tin & breath in…“ahhh, my love, I missed you over the weekend,” I whisper as I pour hot water into my cup. This is currently one of my favorite teas in the cupboard. It is a dark, dark brown brew, with a chocolate & clay-like aroma, a very slight bitterness to the back of my tongue, so earthy, so good. It isn’t sweet, & there are times when I add a pinch of stevia & some coconut or almond milk, but I haven’t been doing that much lately. On the 2nd brewing, the color mellows to a reddish brown & the flavor becomes more mineral & a little more tannic, but still acceptable & bold enough for my tastes.
This is the kind of tea I especially like when the weather gets cool. Of course, it’s 84 degrees right now, & I was suppose to garden this morning, & I have other things to do as well. “Gratefully, this tea packs a punch & I will probably become mobile in a few minutes”, she said.

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!


St. Louis, MO


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