I’ve recently come back from the World Tea Expo. I’ve now done three World Tea Expos and the days after seem to go the same. For three days you drink (well at least I drink) an insane amount of tea – a true long weekend binge drinking of just tea. You got samples to taste at every booth and likely you will be trying more than one of their teas, or multiple steepings. The Expo ends at 5:30pm, and likely one just continues drinking tea to stay awake for the evening of checking out the strip, conquering Vegas buffets, or in … Continue reading, hoot!
My stuff is in my new house! Since Tuesday I have been unpacking, meeting with maintenance people, and carrying groceries/supplies by foot as I have no car yet. All my tea things are gathered in the family room, ready to unpack. I have not yet unpacked anything as my shelving isn’t put together yet. Yeah, that is a lot of tea stuff. That is almost 100% tea stuff in those 7 boxes, 3 under bed plastic tubs, assorted tins, bags, wrapped stuff, and puer in a jammed carry-on sized suitcase. This isn’t counting the Tea Owls of course, they are in … Continue reading, hoot!
Success, permanent Seattle housing acquired! I’m officially here to stay. I am in the process of moving my things from my airbnb to my house. I moved the suitcase of pu’er first, I figured I would have little time for pu’er sessions during the move. So far all I have been drinking is 2016 black teas I got from Yunnan Sourcing in a travel tumbler and bumming around for water and wifi. By the way, I enjoyed staying at my airbnb – my host has this mega tea pot that is likely more than half gallon/2 liters. This is tea pot is bigger than … Continue reading, hoot!
I’ve been in Seattle for 3 weeks, time is certainly flying by. I’ve been spending most of my time walking around town carrying groceries and running errands, I get 17k steps a day without even trying. On weekends we’ve been touring houses, put a few bids on things, lost some, but finally won something last week! Hopefully the process goes smoothly and we’ll move in a few weeks. That said, it looks like I’ll be bumming around corporate housing and then Airbnb until we can get in the house. Unfortunately, my stuff will stay in storage until we can move in … Continue reading, hoot!
I finally arrived in Seattle! I had a number of stressful days during the move. I have a big tea and tea ware collection, so I was nervous letting movers pack it, yet they know how to pack and it is insured that way so it is best to let them do the packing. I did lurk by the tea stash and watched them pack which made me feel better. What scared me was the sheer amount of tea ware I had squirreled away and how many boxes it took. This is all my tea ware, and these boxes are … Continue reading, hoot!
Well this happened, the first fatality of my long distance move. Actually, I wasn’t even moving this tea pot yet, it was chilling on the tea table. The tea pot has been sitting on the tea table to dry before I was going to pack it into a box. I approached my tea table and the clay tea pot was broken, most of the pieces scattered on the table, with a few bits off the side of the tea table. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I was more baffled about what the hell happened to break the tea pot as it obviously did not fall … Continue reading, hoot!
Hi Tea Readers! I just dropped my husband off, who is heading to Seattle to start his new job. I’m lurking back here in Long Beach to finish up the move, and in 2 weeks I’ll be in Seattle. I was pretty busy the last few weeks going through things worth moving, and visiting friends and family. We went as far as driving up to Utah for a few days to see the Grandmother in Law. Black Tea Owl had a great time being on the road. One of the huge stressful things about me moving is my tea, specifically the … Continue reading, hoot!
First I go on vacation, then I get hella sick. However now another thing has come up – Tea Hating Husband got a new job, it is in Seattle, and he is starting in 2 weeks. That said, we are moving! So far it has been a huge scramble trying to organize things, as when you live somewhere for so long you acquire a lot of stuff. My husband hasn’t moved much so he’s got even more things *cough 6′ in laser discs cough*. Since we are on a short time frame, there’s lots going on here. The Tea Owls have been … Continue reading, hoot!
I recently came back from Vancouver. Unfortunately, like every freaking time I go on vacation or leave town, I come home and get violently sick. This time around I thought I was going to break the curse as I didn’t get sick right away (plus I’m from Vancouver, I should be used to the germs) to suddenly get attacked a few days after, and me getting progressively worse and worse each day. Today feels like the worst, like my chest is going to birth a snot baby. I’m generally pretty active, I get my arbitrary 10k steps a day and weight lift 56 … Continue reading, hoot!
As an checkout impulse buy at the Asian Supermarket, I bought a narcissus bulb in a water dish. I’m pretty bad at plants, I’m alright with succulents as I can propagate them faster than I can kill them and I can keep a lucky bamboo alive, so I figure I could give this narcissus a go. I placed it behind my tea table for a more interesting background, whereas most of the background is my paper towel holder, blow torch, and tupperware containers. In a few days, it bloomed pretty white star shaped flowers with yellow middles! Interesting background indeed! … Continue reading, hoot!