Tea of the day: Pu-Erh Spice by Adagio Teas

Description: Pleasantly perky spices add warmth and sweetness to the mellow mineral notes of Pu-Erh. Sweet cinnamon and anise with tingly ginger liven up the palate while soothing the soul. A great companion for a chilly day.

Dry tea smells like orange and spice with an earthy, almost musky undertone

Liquor is a dark orange-red-brown in the cup

Steeped tea has a much lighter scent than the dry. The orange and spice sort of fades into the background leaving the earthy flavor in the foreground. Lightly sweet on its own and easy to drink. Adding sugar brings out the orange flavor. As the tea cools the flavor gets more rich, almost chocolatey, as I’ve noticed is often the case with Pu-Erh teas.

Tea Rating: 4/5

Today, a post on the prompt “Breakthrough


In hindsight,

this life has been full,

so full.

Full of joy, and wonder,

and moments of breakthrough.


Some are large–

(finally) graduating

learning (the first time) that there is life after a broken heart

riding a bike without training wheels for the first time


Some are small–

living in a place you’re happy to invite people to

first time cooking a big holiday dinner on your own

figuring out how to dance so you don’t have to  be a wallflower all the time


Stand back and look,

and they’re stars against the backdrop of your life,

making beautiful constellations across time.


The only downside?

You can’t see your breakthroughs

in the moment,

as they happen.







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