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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Day in the Life of an Old Tea Whore

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8:00 a.m. Turn on phone.

8:05 Start kettle for morning pot of oolong.

8:10 Turn off phone.

Tea Time

9:00  Empty oolong pot.

9:05  Examine last night's tea leaves, decide whether to throw out.

Hster's "hiking" oolong. Rather good.
9:05:30. Nope.

9:30 Turn on phone.

10:00 Read Steepster.

11:00 Cold feet. Brew shou.

11:15 Turn off phone.

11:30 Discover plate of unbrewed sheng leaves. I have no idea what these are.


 Also, no idea why there is a micro sim on the plate too.

11:35 Turn on phone to see if it has a sim card.

11:45 Hungry after the shou, might as well have lunch.

11:46 Turn off phone.

12:30 Answer t-mails and check for tea coupons.

1:00 Turn on phone.

1:30 Transferring whole cloves from baggie found in cupboard into spice jars using tea presentation dish. Cloves were gift from boyfriend of Indian extraction, two (three?) boyfriends ago. Found out years later he never told his family we stopped seeing each other. He was a packrat, gave me things to avoid needing to throw anything away. Date on cloves baggie 1999.

2:30 Starting to snore, need sheng to wake up.

2:35 Notice a sheng sample in one of my Yixing pots, don't know what it is or how long it has been there.

2:36 Decide to go ahead and drink it.

2:45 Unknown sheng is aged, brown soup with mild traditional storage. Which means expensive. Oops.

3:00 Gonna nap anyway.
3:02 Turn off phone.

5:05 Ugh.

5:15 Brew black tea.
Last of the Big Tree Red by white2tea
5:45 I think I can eat now.

6:40 Resume sheng session.

7:02 Two more cups and I'll be good.

7:30 Finally feeling Normal for the first time today.

7:40 Browse Tea Porn.

Wilson's Tea Porn dot Com
I'm fairly certain wilson would be mildly offended at his blog referred to as Tea Porn. No offense intended, quite the opposite. But it is his fault for taking gorgeous photos of the finest tea ware and accessories to be had. He does this, not just once in awhile, but repeatedly. His new stone tea table last year set me back six months in my Recovery from Tea Ware Shopping. Now he puts up this article on vintage Yixing. With the original stickers, people. And he just bought a Petr Nowak tea table too. It's teaware Ecstasy and he well knows it, because I can't help looking.

8:50 Resume shou session.

9:00 Read Steepster. You can say what you want, but I have friends on Steepster who drink more tea than I do. Don't believe me, try Following Ost or KS. Just try. Good luck with that.

9:20 Browse institutional heavy-duty flush toilets on the net. Did you know that you can be moved from an assisted-living facility to a nursing home just because you clog the toilet? A good argument for an Oolong-only Old Age.

9:30 They are gonna take away my sheng. I know it. They will sneak into my room and take away my cakes after giving me Olanzapine. Those nurses will write "Not Sleeping" on my chart, and "Probably drinks too much tea." They will cite mold even though I tell them I just brush it off and the tea is fine. Same thing with the fungus.

9:49 Mental Note to draft medical directives to include unlimited access to 2005 Naka. Update phone contact info for MD tea heads.

10:50 Do not wash my tea ware. Ever.

3:07 a.m. SLeepY

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7 comments:

  1. This post made my night. Though, my cackling may inspire my boyfriend to take away my sheng :P

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    1. A contingency plan might be best. :D

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  2. Oh lord - sounds like my retirement plan! love it!
    Maybe if I end up like that I will get through my stash before I die after all. is that a good enough excuse to start buying this year?

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  3. Thanks for yet another great post.
    Whats so special about your writing is that it is so very personal. I'm always amused, yet also your bittersweet posts at the same time get me thinking a lot. Very tea-like indeed.

    Best wishes!

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  4. Its a good idea you follow me this spring when I visit China. Let me bring you to a tea village where thousands of teashops are lined up side by side. I promise you will experience severe salivation and drooling. You will reach a state of teagasm which there is no cure and you will giggle non stop when you are recalling this tea adventure every time.

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    1. wilson, what are you doing to us?? Pure torture and I love every bit of it. ;) thank you for stopping by.

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  5. This is a good review so I can produce great milk tea in the Philippines that can help me grow my business.

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