Friday, May 23, 2008

Tea Nirvana

Dear Readers, I think it’s time for me to face the fact that I seem to have reached a sort of “tea nirvana” in my life. After having tasted many different teas and types of teas, I’ve developed definite likes and dislikes. While I will continue to try new teas here and there, I find that I have less of a desire to analyze them, and more of a desire to just drink and enjoy them at this point (which I still do daily). I’ve also reached the saturation point with my teaware – I have a lot of nice pieces, and while there are pieces I’d still like to acquire, my quest to live a less “consuming” lifestyle these days is at odds with those “wants”.

So this will be my last post, at least for quite some time. Perhaps in the fall when the whether gets cold, I’ll feel more analytical about what I’m drinking, but for now, I’m just going to sip and enjoy my tea without worrying about tasting notes and such. The blog will remain as a reference for anyone who might find it useful, and of course feel free to contact me anytime through the comments.

Happy sipping...


  1. Jamie,

    I will miss your tasting notes this summer. I hope the fall and winter are sufficiently cool to inspire new posts!

  2. Best wishes to you and enjoy your tea peace!

  3. Greetings!
    Sorry to leave this in a comment, but I couldn't find an email address on your blog.

    I just wanted to reach out to you as we just launched a new line of organic tea from Bangladesh. Also we have just uploaded a beautiful HD video that was filmed at the tea garden in Bangladesh. I would love for you to take a look at it and give us any feedback that you may have! And feel free to embed to your own blog.

    On Vimeo:

    On Youtube:


  4. Hello -
    Just wanted to touch base with you about the new Bosch-produced TASSIMO Hot Beverage System, which offers a wide range of hot beverage treats – including a great emphasis on tea.

    I would like to extend an invitation for a representative of Tea on Tap to get a sneak peek at the new brewer at a gathering in New York City. Would someone be available the afternoon of July 17th? TASSIMO is hosting a demonstration and discussion of the new machine during “Kitchen of the Year,” an event which will showcase the latest innovations in food and beverage technology, kitchen trends, and home entertaining. In addition to offering a first look at the new brewer, Kitchen of the Year offers a great opportunity to network with colleagues in the food and beverage industry. We are also extending invitations to representatives of Bosch and Starbucks® to join us.

    Attached is an image of the new brewer. Below is a list of the upgrades the new brewer provides. Please advise me of availability. We would love to provide you with an in-depth introduction to the new machine.


    Stephanie Lo Re-Labelson
    Account Supervisor
    Public Relations
    Aspen Marketing Services
    Office: (212) 431-5300, ext. 4707
    Cell: (347) 267-1964

  5. Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to these! :-) Summer is going splendidly so far, and I do think that come fall, I'll be ready to dive back into tea tasting again.

    Georgia and Steph, thanks for the well wishes. :-)

    Brianne, thanks for the head's up, and I'll take a look.

    Stephanie, I appreciate the offer, but New York is a long way from Montana, which is where I live/work. Unfortunately, I'm not really able to make a trip to the East coast at the moment. However, I'll watch for your new machine when it's released - sounds interesting, in any case. Any chance the brewing chambers are made of something other than plastic?


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