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I received this as part of a Verdant sampler pack.

Really yummy oolong. This is a light oolong, almost like a green tea.

It has a wonderful complex flavor. Some vegetal, green-tea like notes, definite floral notes (jasmine?), and ending with something a bit stronger, somewhat piney.

Verdant says it has strong citrus notes, which I didn’t get (unless I was interpreting them as floral?)

Delightfully silky, brothy mouthfeel.

I didn’t have much success with re-steepings, but maybe I was doing something wrong. Verdant recommends many re-steepings. But the first steep was good enough.

Bonnie

Youtube has a Verdant Tea channel which is helpful for technique if you have trouble with resteeping. I refer to video’s myself, and learn from them. (I’m clumsy and needed much practice with even simple things.) Also, I don’t know how long you have been drinking tea but there is a thread for new people to steepster that lists a suggestion for free tea samples from Teavivre that I posted. (My favorite is from Verdant, Teavivre, Butiki, my local shop Happy Lucky’s and a few others).

Ze_Teamaker

The citrus notes are their. It is more of a sharp tang then a discernible flavor. From my experianse with this one. Make sure to do a rise; opens the leaves. A lit bit more leaf is better then less, and if you want the flavor more potent steep it in 6oz of water.

I agree with bonnie. Their channel is great for looking up tea info. Also check out the “how to taste tea” entries on their website. It really teaches you how to taste tea.

Bonnie

Ze- I agree with you. I read notes and listen to podcasts on the website. Having a tea shop where I’ve made friends with the tea slingers has helped my tea education. We share tea and discuss what we taste. I think everyone should try to find a place like this. Tea is community.

35mmfilm

Ze and Bonnie, thanks for the comments. I have watched a few of the videos on Verdant’s channel, and I agree they’re really good!

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Bonnie

Youtube has a Verdant Tea channel which is helpful for technique if you have trouble with resteeping. I refer to video’s myself, and learn from them. (I’m clumsy and needed much practice with even simple things.) Also, I don’t know how long you have been drinking tea but there is a thread for new people to steepster that lists a suggestion for free tea samples from Teavivre that I posted. (My favorite is from Verdant, Teavivre, Butiki, my local shop Happy Lucky’s and a few others).

Ze_Teamaker

The citrus notes are their. It is more of a sharp tang then a discernible flavor. From my experianse with this one. Make sure to do a rise; opens the leaves. A lit bit more leaf is better then less, and if you want the flavor more potent steep it in 6oz of water.

I agree with bonnie. Their channel is great for looking up tea info. Also check out the “how to taste tea” entries on their website. It really teaches you how to taste tea.

Bonnie

Ze- I agree with you. I read notes and listen to podcasts on the website. Having a tea shop where I’ve made friends with the tea slingers has helped my tea education. We share tea and discuss what we taste. I think everyone should try to find a place like this. Tea is community.

35mmfilm

Ze and Bonnie, thanks for the comments. I have watched a few of the videos on Verdant’s channel, and I agree they’re really good!

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