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@floatingleavestea Ooh Lala Shan while the rain crows sing & the hummingbirds nectar up for the evening. . . . . . #teaisamood #lalashanhongshui #gabaoolong #itputstheooinoolong #oohlala #teaontheporch #tea #tealife #bathingintea

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@floatingleavestea ‘s Buddha Hand, inspired by @heichaholiday . Using a glazed clay rather than my roasty oolong yixing pot I’m not noticing the citrus note in this tea. Didn’t realize it was a teaware dependent taste, how fascinating. The learning never ends! Needed a bite of chocolate, too. @luluschocolate Love Truffles always hit the spot, mmmmmm... . . . . . #teaisamood #oolong #roastedoolong #buddhahandoolong #oolongtea #teaontheporch #afternoontea #teapourn #teaandchocolate

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@ccfinetea ‘s JingMai Old Tree Shou, woolly clouds, & a gratuitous teapot shot for those who roll like that. Up next, hummingbirds in my teacup. . . . . . #teaisamood #shoupuerh #shouaddict #teaontheporch #teainthetimeofcorona #teapourn #reflection #reflectioninmytea

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It’s Thursday and I feel like I’ve finally recovered from the weekend and graduation! It was stressful and wonderful and emotional, and I’m simultaneously happy and sad that it’s over! After three couch days and a couple “getting back to normal” days, I’m sitting here this morning with my planner and some coffee thinking of my next steps. I’m in my last semester at UH and am in the final stages of securing an internship, and thinking about actually finishing is really crazy to me! I’m finding ways to “self-improve”, and I stumbled upon something. If you don’t follow @hollyfurtick you should! She leads a program for married women called “Becoming Mrs. BetterHalf, and I’m pretty sure it’s shaking my world all up!!! I will definitely recommend it if you’re married! I’ve been trying to figure out ways to focus on myself again. Devotional, exercise, reflection, meditation... whatever. I’m at a time in my life where I feel like I’ve lost my footing and have been doing and doing for other (which I’m not complaining about), but I have a habit of ignoring my own problems and insecurities by focusing on other people. It’s important to make yourself a priority. It’s not selfish, you’re not an afterthought, and you can’t pour from an empty cup. If you continue to do do do for others and don’t do anything for yourself, you’ll eventually start losing yourself. Maybe even start feeling negatively toward those you’ve spent so much time pouring into. Do you first, then you can clearly prioritize the tasks at hand! #selflove #priorities #fillyourcup #faith #focus #relax #selfcare #personalgrowth #teaontheporch #livingthedream #coffee #butfirstcoffee #passionplanner

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Tea in my “T” mug on my back porch. If the chairs were comfier I could stay out here all day! Hope you’re having a lovely day! #teaontheporch #anthropologiemug #blackteaandsugar

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If you don't find me in the garden, look for me on the porch. 🌺🍀 If I'm not working and maybe even if I am (thanks laptop), breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner and wine may all take place here this summer. 🥧☕🍷 Ahhh peaceful summer living!🌞 Check out my stories for garden views with my newly rebuilt garden! 👩‍🌾 #thehousethatlovebuilt_bnb #porchtime #farmhouse_of_insta #farmhousedecormonday #dreamingaboutdecor #showusyourdetails #welcometoourhome #summerliving #porchdecor #porchsitting #vintagehomedecor #outsidelivingroom #outsideliving #canadiansummer #canadianhouseandhome #weekendliving #itsthelittlethingsinlife #lovinglife❤️ #teaontheporch #gardeninglifestyle #youllfindmeinthegarden #ontheporch #sweetcountrystyle #dad0524ls #theweatherisfine #gardeninspo #bhgcolor

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And it’s done!!! This amazing, sweet, smart, silly girl graduated last night while social distancing and walking 1/2 a mile to get her diploma! Her parents, brother, sister, and Gramma were in the stands, her Uncle was in the parking lot on Grampa’s Trike, Grampa watched from the high seat, and family and friends watched a live stream from their homes while she FINALLY and GRATEFULLY walked that stage! During the fight song, we stomped, clapped and yelled our hearts out, and during the class song the kids did the wave down each stretched out aisle! It was such a sweet and fun moment! It was not traditional or ideal, but my goodness! How thankful am I that so many prayers were answered and these kids were able to commemorate the end of this journey with their classmates and those who love them so much watching! Sometimes we can forget how blessed we are because of the culmination of so many little inconveniences, bad circumstances, or cancelled plans. The last couple of months have shown me that rolling with the punches is something I’m actually pretty good at, but I can definitely learn a few lessons from my kids. We’re so proud of our girl! I can’t believe this time has come and that soon, she will be off to college! Oh! Nope... not gonna cry today! Nope! Today, I have to clean the house from the leftover remnants of a graduation gathering, that wasn’t a party, to celebrate this amazing day! And Coffee! #classof2020 #graduation #graduation2020 #lovemygirl #gradmom #momlife #teaontheporch #covidsucks #cantstealmyjoy #livingthedream #collegebound

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I like this office view today. #wfh #ygk 🌞 #teaontheporch

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We all need to find comfort, whether it be in food, drink, companionship or our surroundings. I find comfort in all of those! If it’s not readily available, I create it in one of those forms. What do you do to create comfort? Have the comforts you crave changed during this pandemic? ⬅️Swipe to see a short video close up. ☑️Follow #lifebymilka for home decor and styling inspiration! 😁 #teaathome #teaontheporch #seekingcomfort #comforttea #thedesigntwinslovespring #decorhashtagfeed #myinspiredhome #beautifuldecorstyles #decorlife #mydecorlove #inspirationdecor #meaningfulspaces #stylingmynest #freshdecorfeels #lovegrowshere #homecomfort #welcometomyhome #paradiseathome #myinspiredhome #porchstyling #porchdecorating #realhomesofinsta #inspiremehomedecor #homestyledecor #fernsontheporch #porchseating #idrinktea #teamug #takingabreak

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Sunset GABA party with Lala Shan Hong Shui from @floatingleavestea & my jasmine all abloom. The cottonwood fluff was dancing in the breeze, hummingbirds dipped in for a sip of nectar, & the day faded gracefully into night.. . . . . . #teaisamood #teaontheporch #tealife #gabaoolong #gabaoolongparty #lalashanhongshui #oolong #oolongtea #jasmine #pinkjasmine #tea

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My dear mom took my sweet girl to get Graduation Mani/Pedi’s today and then we followed that up with some retail therapy in an empty mall with our masks on and sales on literally everything! Any other day I’m pretty adamant about staying in and not taking the fam out, but we had to celebrate my husband’s birthday today. His special day is the same day as the girl child’s graduation and with all the COVID stuff, he really didn’t want to take anything away from that day. I have to say, seeing her happy and in a little more normal state was definitely refreshing and made my mama heart very happy! I’m going to say something a little unconventional. I know this has been stressful on us, some more than others... but being stuck in the house with a teenager who cannot escape can lead to many different conversations and unexpected beautiful moments. I’m actually thankful that I got this special time with her before she heads off to college. I sure will miss her sweet laugh and rolling eyes! #manipedi #graduation #classof2020 #thankful #lovemykids #girlmom #teaontheporch #keepittogether

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We stepped out of our quarantine box and went to Red Robin to get something other that pantry food. Josh and I got the Veggie Burgers in a lettuce bun and Jax finally got his chicken fingers. I have to say, this was messy but it was really good! Until I dropped mine on the floor! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Either way, it was nice to get out. But honestly, since we’ve been away from society for so long, it was weird. Especially not having the mask on to eat. But here I am, two days later and literally thinking about this burger like my life depends on it! In starting a meal and workout plan so I’m not 💯 sure that this will be on there, but it may be a nice cheat meal! Have you stepped out of your quarantine bubble? If so, where did you go? #quarantine #quarantinelife #teaontheporch #livingthedream #family #familytime #veggieburger #vegan #veganlife #healthylifestyle #healthyfood

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Ok... it’s up! I am still putting together the videos, but here it is! I’m not sure if this is our forever bed, but I think it will definitely do for now! Because of COVID, I committed to doing as much DIY for our house as possible. So far, I’ve got our bedroom with the chest and the shutter headboard... Next on the list... our entertainment bench table thing. I love it, but it’s super dark and our living area needs some brightening up! I’ll get those videos up soon and give you a peep into the new project! I have to have it finished by Thursday so I’m racing the clock!!! #teaontheporch #diy #diyheadboard #livingthedream #bedroomdesign #bedroomdecor #findinginspiration

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I stole one of my daughter’s graduation presents for coffee time this morning! She went to work so I figured, free game! She got a flat tire last night so I had to take her to work this morning and when I was driving, I was so happy to see many people and families out and about on the road. Running, walking the dogs, biking...just being out together. Churches haven’t reconvened for the most part here, so Sunday mornings are times for people to create different spaces to be together. It was great to see this and it made me think of the things we’ve gained from this quarantine instead of the things we’ve lost. #perspective #sundaymornings #family #qualitytime #coffee #coffeemug #teaontheporch #livingthedream #livingmybestlife #learning #ideas

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Saturday morning #gibbs🐾 #teaontheporch

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I’ve had a few mini-project ideas rolling around in my head for a while but finally just got up the nerve to start! Yesterday afternoon I took some @rustoleum Chalked Ultra Matte Linen White spray paint and went at this chest. Before you get onto me about painting this beautiful piece, a little history... When we lived in Floresville, this man would sell these rustic pieces that he’d bought and refinished. Most, like this one, were painted white and distressed. I got this for $65 and really liked the super distressed look for our South Texas rustic house. Fast forward to this week. Our new house is not rustic and we’re borderline barely farmhouse style, so the ultra distressed look wasn’t going to fly in here. I put in some thought and then whimsically went to Walmart for this paint.... and VOILA!!! These pictures started after the first of 3 coats was applied...I just forget to take a before pic. The difference in this chest after the final coat was remarkable, to say the least. I didn’t put a wax on it - I didn’t see any at our store, but I may do this later. This thing has been locked since I got it, so Josh was able to open it... with.the.key. 🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ IT’S BEAUTIFUL! I just love the inside color! Now we have somewhere to put my new throw pillows at night! #teaontheporch #bedroomdecor #chalkpaint #lanecedarchest #bedroom #diy #diyhomedecor #operationsavemoney #operationhomestead #livingthedream

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I’m going to start putting together some content for my blog again! I’m a little nervous and excited because I may want to go in a new direction. But I don’t know! Either way, I’m getting back to it! More to come!!! #teaontheporch #livingthedream #blogger #changingitup #godsplan #momlife #lovemykids

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While attempting to do some semi-normal things during #quarantine time, we decided on Senior pictures for our sweet 2020 Graduate. (Pix to come) While traipsing across town, my son wanted something... honestly, who knows what it was!? I look over and see this little moment and had to freeze it! In the midst of everything, this precious boy has proven to be one of the happiest, sweetest, thoughtful kids ever! And with dad still working (thankfully) any time the boy gets to spend with him is treasured! I know this time is trying for everyone, and I also know so many people are having a harder time than others. I’m thankful for the time I’ve gotten to spend with my little guy since all of this has happened, but I’m also thankful for when my husband is off and I can get a short break every now and then! #teaontheporch #livingmybestlife #livingthedream #momlife #dadlife #bettertogether #lovemykids

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I drink kombucha out of a wine glass! I asked Jax to organize his closet and put his clothes away. I walked into his room to see that he had dumped EVERYTHING out and is starting from zero!😭🤯🤷🏻‍♀️😂🤣🤦🏻‍♀️ I almost freaked when I opened his door. But it’s keeping him busy and giving me a moment today! #quarantine #quarantinelife #momlife #lovemykids #kombucha #livingthedream #teaontheporch

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But then I needed shou, because #yiwulikesundaymorning . So we stayed on the porch for another session, @newcenturyteagallery ‘s 2003 Yiwu Black Pu-erh. . . . . . #shoupuerh #puerh #puerhtea #teaisamood #sundaymorningtea #teaontheporch #tea #teatime #tea #tealifestyle #tealife #teapet #teapourn #crow #stayhomedrinktea

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Sheng on the porch, @yunweitea ‘s Mengsong Gushu Spring 2019. Vegetal & lightly sweet, lovely huigan that’s slightly floral, slight green grape astringency. . . . . #teaisamood #shengpuerh #puerh #gushu #sunnysunday #teaontheporch #tealifestyle #tea #stayhomedrinktea

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I’m Back!!!!! Sorry it’s been so long! I went back to school to finish my BS and just turned in my LAST paper!!! I still have my Internship this summer (I’m still looking if you know a Houston business looking for an intern), but I’m pretty much finished! I’m not sure how this Quarantine time has hit you guys, but everything comes in waves at our house! Emotions will be cool and calm, watching a show, grubbing on some snicketty snacks, and all of a sudden... BOOM!!! Tears are flowing, snot is flying, anxiety is throwing itself around... Ive struggled to get into any kind of routine, I live in my yoga pants, sweatshirt, fuzzy socks and a bun. I may or may not brush my hair, but always brush my teeth! No one has left, escaped, or died so I’m considering my job here done! One thing that has been on point? My breakfast decorating skills! My sweet boy loves his breakfast plate served with a smile and I’m perfecting my delivery! I consider my day made when he smiles at my “artwork”! What are you doing that’s keeping your little ones happy!? #breakfast #breakfastideas #livinthedream #livingmybestlife #buildingourfuture #foodart #lovemykids #teaontheporch #quarantine

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Reposted from a gorgeous, larger multi-photo post by @k8star_p 🍃💕 Oops! Forgot to post this from a few days ago. My lovely new teapot from @sanguineteapots arrived, & for its inaugural session we had the 2016 Gu Muo Sheng that I won from @kongmountaintea . The tea had notes of Asian pear & sweetgrass, with only the subtlest hint of green grape astringency. The scent over the empty cup was delightful, fresh air after the rain has fallen on gardenias, which translated to a rather floral huigan. The qi was a lively running of sap through my les & torso, & the broth was thick & sweet, almost like almond milk. We gave in after 13 steeps, a long & pleasant session on the porch. . . The teapot has a swift & dripless pour, & maintains heat even in the cool outdoors. The lid fits superbly, & I’m in love with the little face on the inside rim. I highly recommend Mark’s pottery, it’s a joy to use! . . . . . #teapril #teaisamood #stayhomedrinktea #teaontheporch #shengpuerh #puerh #puerhtea #tea #teapot #teaware #artisianpottery #pottery #clayteapot #tealife #spentleaves #teapet

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Whole grain cinnamon rolls - a little treat to make life sweet. #cinnamonrolls #wholewheat #teaontheporch #dessert #tropicalviews #porchchronicles #caribbean #survivinglockdown

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Oops! Forgot to post this from a few days ago. My lovely new teapot from @sanguineteapots arrived, & for its inaugural session we had the 2016 Gu Muo Sheng that I won from @kongmountaintea . The tea had notes of Asian pear & sweetgrass, with only the subtlest hint of green grape astringency. The scent over the empty cup was delightful, fresh air after the rain has fallen on gardenias, which translated to a rather floral huigan. The qi was a lively running of sap through my les & torso, & the broth was thick & sweet, almost like almond milk. We gave in after 13 steeps, a long & pleasant session on the porch. . . The teapot has a swift & dripless pour, & maintains heat even in the cool outdoors. The lid fits superbly, & I’m in love with the little face on the inside rim. I highly recommend Mark’s pottery, it’s a joy to use! . . . . . #teapril #teaisamood #stayhomedrinktea #teaontheporch #shengpuerh #puerh #puerhtea #tea #teapot #teaware #artisianpottery #pottery #clayteapot #tealife #spentleaves #teapet

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FaceTime tea with @gatorboy_ , my first ever tea buddy from way back in the day. He was comparing 2 Wuyi oolongs while I enjoyed @newcenturyteagallery ‘s Purple Shou. Of course there was chocolate on both of our tables, & hummingbirds stopped by periodically for nectar shots. An afternoon well spent. Social distancing doesn’t have to be lonely. Thank you, Adrain! . . . . . #teafortwo #teainthetimeofcorona #teapril #teaisamood #teabuddies #teaontheporch #tea #tealife #virtualtea #facetimetea

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Excuse me while I take a break and transport myself to Paris! My travel companions...a book on beautiful Paris Bouquets written by @atsushi_taniguchi and tea from the Parisienne tea house @ninasmarieantoinette 💐☕️ #teaontheporch #Paris #Thé

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#yiwulikesundaymorning on the porch with 2003 Yiwu Shou from @newcenturyteagallery , moments of sun through a wooly sky while birds sing songs of spring. . . . . . . #teaontheporch #shoupuerh #puerh #puerhtea #teaisamood #tea #tealife #stayhomedrinktea #teapril #teapourn

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Inaugural session with the custom pot I won from @your_teapot , made with my very own poplar stick. It has a lovely pour, & came with a small cup that doubles as a lid rest. I’m impressed with the craftsmanship & attention to detail, this is a beautiful little piece of teaware. We’re drinking Gold Peony Yancha from @yunweitea , still astonished by the strong passionfruit caramel notes, delighted by the rock rhyme, & soothed by the strong silent forest energy of this tea. It steeps on & on, as the birds sing (sound on) & the clouds drift by. . . . . #yancha #rocktea #wuyimountaintea #teapril #teaontheporch #teaoutdoors #stayhomedrinktea #sidehandleteapot #oolong #oolongtea #teapourn #winnerwinnerchickendinner #bespoketeapot

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Togetherness. For which I am so grateful. We had a long session on the porch, sipping 2006 Purple Shou from @newcenturyteagallery & watching clouds slowly take over the sky. This pu-erh has such strongly grounding qi, like a full body sigh, I could drink it all day. & it was so good to be outside, even if just on the apartment balcony. Tea is just plain better outdoors. . . . . . #teaisamood #teaontheporch #tea #shoupuerh #puerh #puparty #tealife #teapril #stayhomedrinktea #teapets #teafortwo

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Will you join me for a cup of tea? It’s a relaxing thing to do when you’re stressed. @sally_potts is hosting a virtual tea party today. Feel free to join in or go have a visit with others who are having a tea party! Iwould have made some cookies or you but there was no flour in the grocery stores when I went yesterday. #thecupthatcheers #teaparty #daintybluechina #teaontheporch

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Finally warming up enough for tea on the porch, @floatingleavestea ‘s Lo Shan Hong Shui & hoshigaki from my dwindling stash, while the sky turned slowly dark. It was marvelously soothing just to sit outside, listen to the birds, & taste the tea. . . . . . #teaisamood #teaontheporch #teaatsunset #gabaoolong #tealife #tea #teamarching #marchingtea #loshantea #teaandhoshigaki

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St. Patrick's Day tea on the porch. And many happy returns of the day to you! Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! #stpatricksday #láfhéilepádraig #teaontheporch #lifeisgood

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#teaontheporch Afterall, it is 46° in February. 46° in September, hibernate and break out all the blankets! LOL! #rochesternyweather #upstatenyliving #imreadyforthebeach

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First tea on the porch in a long while! Yes, it's my usual view but...it's always beautiful. #teaontheporch #manzanomountainsnewmexico #thisisthelife #newmexicotrue❤️

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Yesterday’s tea on the porch because today I just can’t even. . . . . #teaontheporch #febrewartea #shoupuerh #tealife #tea #teaisamood

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Good morning from the porch with a cup of Capri blended with Vanilla tea:). #tea #teaontheporch #sweetpups #goodgirls #jackrussellterrier #jackrussell #jackrussells #harneyandsonstea #harneyandsons #kimpooveyauthor

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Next was @tong_xin_she Xue Li Wuyi Oolong, layers of burnt sugar, lilac, hemp, roast, & rock rhyme, so smooth! An uplifting, light hearted energy, strong sensation along the jaw & up into my cheeks, huigan of cocoa brûlée, we keep sighing contentedly. 🍂 We finished the 2 hour session with @yunweitea Meizhan Yancha Wulong, crazy layers of clove & yuzu, lilac & roast, rock rhyme & caramel, bold & lush. Warming in the throat & cheeks, a wilder energy, puts me in mind of wassail. What a gorgeous day of teas! . . . . . #chanuary #yancha #wuyioolong #rocktea #teaisamood #teaontheporch #tea #tealife #thespicemustflow #teauntilthesungoesdown

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Epic Yancha-fest on the porch, too many photos for one post. We started off with @redblossomteacompany Old Grove Shui Xian Wuyi Oolong, received in tea trade with @chaolystea . Bold flavors of caramel roast, rock rhyme, & chestnuts, with a hint of plum & the lightest of pecan astringency. The sky was full of contrasts, grey clouds & blue skies, sun & shadow, light & dark...(continued in next post) . . . . . . #chanuary #teaisamood #teaontheporch #yancha #rocktea #wuyioolong #tea #tealife #teaoutdoors

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Sunday Vibes. Tea on da porch. Tea set belonged to my Mother in law, Jan. Isn’t it beautiful? @maxwellandwilliamsofficial “Kimono” #earlgreytea in da pot #sundayvibes #teaondaporch #teaontheporch

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@floatingleavestea ‘s Shi Ding Hong Shui, bright oranges & warmth in my cup contrasting the cold blue hour. . . . . . #teacember #teaisamood #oolong #oolongtea #hongshui #shidingoolong #teaontheporch #bluehour #winterstillness

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Started the 28th of #teacember indoors by the heater, but the moody beauty outside beckoned. Who could resist? Took my @ccfinetea ‘s JingMai Old Tree Shou onto the porch for a quick kiss of cold air, now I’m really awake, thank you! . . . . . . #teaisamood #shoupuerh #teafixeseverything #teaontheporch #tealife #tea #puerh #grandmasteapets #moody

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For the 18th of #teacember , a persimmon that’s bigger than my teapot, @ccfinetea ‘s JingMai Old Tree Shou, grey skies, & hummingbirds. . . . . . #teaisamood #teaandpersimmons #shoupuerh #shouaddict #tea #teaontheporch #tealife #teaandhummingbirds #teapourn #theseareafewofmyfavoritethings #greyskies #teaweather #persimmonvampire Reposted from @k8star_p

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Midnight Lala Shan party & Solstice “bonfire” on the porch. Reasonably certain the sun will return tomorrow. We put a ball of copal resin on the embers, it paired beautifully with the Hong Shui (from @floatingleavestea ), making for a relaxing night of celebration. . . . . . #gabaoolong #teacember #wintersolstice #teaisamood #intentionsetting #teaontheporch #tea #oolong #oolongtea #midnighttea #midnightteaparty

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Early (for me, anyway) pu-erh on the porch, listening to Seu Jorge to drown out the construction noises spoiling an otherwise lovely morning. I can’t control the world, but I can control how I react to what it tosses at me. I choose chill wherever possible. Tea helps with that. Thank you, tea. Sorry, kind of rambling on today. . . . . . #teacember #teaisamood #teaontheporch #greyskiesandtea #shoupuerh #shouinthemorning #everymorning #shouislife #tea #tealife #teapourn #teapet

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For the 18th of #teacember , a persimmon that’s bigger than my teapot, @ccfinetea ‘s JingMai Old Tree Shou, grey skies, & hummingbirds. . . . . . #teaisamood #teaandpersimmons #shoupuerh #shouaddict #tea #teaontheporch #tealife #teaandhummingbirds #teapourn #theseareafewofmyfavoritethings #greyskies #teaweather #persimmonvampire

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@meimeifineteas Xinhui Mandarin 2007 Gongting Pu-erh & fun with holiday lights. Warming & with hint of tart from the green peel, one of the better versions of this tea I’ve tried. . . . . . #teacember #teaisamood #teaontheporch #reflections #shoupuerh #mandarinpuerh #tea #tealife #reflectionsinmytea

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Tenth of #teacember, @crimsonlotustea ‘s JingMai Lao Cha Tuo, grandpa style, paired with dried persimmon, on the porch. I can’t resist a rainy day with the hummingbirds & windchimes. . . . . . . #teaontheporch #shoupuerh #steamy #teaandpersimmons #hoshigaki #puerhandpersimmons #teaisamood #tealife #tealifestyle #grandpastyle #grandpastyletea #rainyday

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@whisperingpinestea ‘s 2019 Clairvoyance, starts out all woodsy mushrooms & molasses with a thick, savory broth that swings sweeter each successive steep. Warming all the way down to my toes, which came in handy, as we barely finished the session before a hailstorm drove the party inside. When it cleared, the clouds were amazing! Do you see the hummingbird in that shot? What a dynamic start to the day! . . . . . . . #tea #hailstorm #teainahailstorm #teaisamood #hummingbird #afterthestorm #shoupuerh #puerh #puerhtea #puerhteacake #tealife #teaontheporch #tealifestyle #magicporch #grandmasteapets

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@whisperingpinestea ‘s Red Temple High Mountain Yunnan, a wild harvest spring hong cha with notes of chocolate & gold & a touch of something fruity. Mild cassia astringency & a warming, grounding cha qi that spreads down through the torso & legs. Really nice tea, especially on a cold, rainy afternoon. . . . . . . #hongcha #yunnangoldtea #blacktea #teaisamood #teaontheporch #tealife #tealifestyle #tea

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Because I’m #yiwulikesundaymorning .... Misty rain & hummingbirds & Yiwu shou pu-erh from New Century Tea Gallery, slow roll into a lazy Sunday on the porch. . . . . . #teaontheporch #teaisamood #tealife #tealifestyle #sundaymorningtea #andbymorningimeanafternoon #shoupuerh #yiwupuerh #tespets #tea #hummingbird #lazysunday #pnwparadise

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The samplefest continues, with @meimeifineteas Bing Dao Dragon Balls Spring 2016 Sheng. Sips in with Dutch cocoa, autumn grass, & a light pecan astringency that increases slightly through the steeps, while a caramel apple note makes a later appearance. The cha qi is uplifting warm fuzzies, through the legs & torso. Lingering cocoa sweet on the tongue, stopped after 7 steeps only because it was time for my beloved to leave for sword class. . . . . . #shengpuerh #eveningtea #teaontheporch #tea #teaisamood #dragonballstea #teapet #teaafterdark #tealife #tealifestyle

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Sometimes it’s just about the steam, the windchimes, the hummingbirds scolding one another away beneath cool blue skies, moments before a schedule takes over the day. Now is the only moment. . . . . . #teaontheporch #tealife #teaherenow #teaisamood #nowistheonlymoment #tea #shoupuerh #thestarlesssea

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Reposter from @k8star_p The world is an assumption of muffled sounds & memory, wrapped in a cold grey fog this morning. Shared @ccfinetea JingMai Shou with my beloved while the hummingbirds squabbled & the ravens’ kraaaak sounded from the shrouded trees. Otherworldly.... . . . . . #teaisamood #morningfog #teaontheporch #shoupuerh #jingmaishoupuerh #tea #tealife #teainthefog #hummingbirdsandtea

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Full Moon. Full cup. Full heart. . . . . . #tea #teaontheporch #fullmoon #fullmoonteaparty #shoupuerh #tealife #itsgoodtobealive

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Endless session of @yunweitea ‘s Mengsong Gushu. All the yes. . . . . . . #tea #moon #candle #teaisamood #shengpuerh #teaontheporch #tealife #tealifestyle

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Cool & misty, crisp resinous air, matches perfectly with Yiwu Shou from New Century Tea Gallery. . . . . . #yiwulikesundaymorning #yiwupuerh #shoupuerh #sundaymorningtea #teaontheporch #teaisamood #tea #tealife #tealifestyle

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@redblossomteacompany ‘s Old Grove Shui Xian 2013 Wuyi Oolong, from the tea exchange I did with @chaolystea . Notes of toasted chestnuts & petrichor, caramel & rock rhyme, with a cassia astringency, smooth & rich. Warming, grounding cha qi, with the scent of caramel & chocolate over the empty cup. What a treat! Thank you, Ella! . . . . . #wuyioolong #rocktea #teaexchange #teafriends #tealife #teaisamood #teaontheporch #tea #tealifestyle #oolong #oolongtea

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Wuliang Shan Tie Guanyin from @floatingleavestea , paired with hachiya persimmon & a good book. Perfect way to spend a gorgeous autumn afternoon. . . . . . #teaandagoodbook #beforeandafter #persimmon #teaandpersimmons #TGYF #oolong #oolongtea #thestarlesssea #spentleaves #persimmonvampire #teaisamood #tea #teaontheporch #tealife #tealifestyle #hachiyapersimmon #spentpersimmon

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The world is an assumption of muffled sounds & memory, wrapped in a cold grey fog this morning. Shared @ccfinetea JingMai Shou with my beloved while the hummingbirds squabbled & the ravens’ kraaaak sounded from the shrouded trees. Otherworldly.... . . . . . #teaisamood #morningfog #teaontheporch #shoupuerh #jingmaishoupuerh #tea #tealife #teainthefog #hummingbirdsandtea

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Laoshsn Black from @whisperingpinestea , notes of chocolate, toasted wild rice, & a fruit I never could put a finger on. A grounding, warming cha qi, the scent over the cup is chocolate & dried wildflowers, nostalgic & comforting. I just love this tea! . . . . . #tea #teaisamood #blacktea #hongcha #tealife #teaontheporch #tealifestyle #teapot

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Beautiful blue skies & a crisp chill in the air beg for shou pu-erh, & y’all know my go-to by now; @ccfinetea ‘s JingMai Old Tree Shou. It’s a good day to be alive. . . . . . #teaontheporch #shoupuerh #bluesky #woolysky #teaisamood #tea #tealife #tealifestyle #novemberfirst #samhaintea Reposted from @k8star_p

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Beautiful blue skies & a crisp chill in the air beg for shou pu-erh, & y’all know my go-to by now; @ccfinetea ‘s JingMai Old Tree Shou. It’s a good day to be alive. . . . . . #teaontheporch #shoupuerh #bluesky #woolysky #teaisamood #tea #tealife #tealifestyle #novemberfirst #samhaintea

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Trick or Treat! @whisperingpinestea ‘s 2015 Lord of the Lakes Shou Pu-erh, & a side of apples with maple date caramel dippin’ sauce, @honeymamas chocolate, & pomegranate seeds. The tea has notes of woodsy mushroom & petrichor, with a hint of jujube. The cha qi blows through my branches, with a thick, warming broth, smooth & dark. Blessed Samhain, Good People! . . . . . #trickortreat #teaontheporch #teaisamood #samhain #tea #tealife #tealifestyle #skulls #skullsandpumpkins #samhaintea #shoupuerh #teapotthursday #caramelapples

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