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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
470 tasting notes

Golden Fleece round 2, fight!

As I mentioned in my last note, I cold brewed my leaves from yesterday. I did 4 short steeps in my fish gaiwan so I knew there was more than enough flavor left in here for a cold brew! And I know some people must be thinking it’s crazy to cold brew leaves like this but let me tell you, I am a cold brew addict. I do it to almost every tea that crosses my path, and 90% of the time I prefer them that way! Teas can taste quite different with this brewing method and I tend to like the sweeter, softer notes that it brings out.

The liquid after a 12 hour steep is… well, it’s golden! My steeps last night were much darker, a murky brown even with super short steeps, but this time it’s a stunning color. Liquid gold!

And the flavor… oh my. Hello, Golden Fleece! It smells like fresh pastries, brioche buns hot out of the oven. I think I am finally seeing (well, tasting) what all the fuss was about! This is liquid honey, soft and floral (yes, floral, from a Dian Hong!), faint notes of citrus and malt. Orange blossom, and the end of the sip is almost custardy. This is Fabulous with a capitol F. I think I’m in love… which is unfortunate given how pricey this is and, you know, the fact that even if I could afford it, Golden Fleece is sold out!

Fjellrev

Your description makes me swoon.

Sil

It’s coming back soon though….start saving your money!

Bonnie

When I’ve finished with my ‘special leaves’ I don’t throw them out either! Into a container of Spring Water they go for cold brewing. (I just finished some Earl of Anxi, yum!)

Bonnie

Did you see the note about Golden Fleece being shipped and on the way to Verdant?!

Alphakitty

Oh noo! As happy as I am that it’s coming back, my wallet is crying silent tears

momo

I have been saving my $10 off reward for its return if I can keep myself from getting more than a full ounce of this…ha

Alphakitty

I have a $5 voucher at Verdant that I was going to use for the Laoshan Black Genmaicha, but now I’m torn! By the way, does the amount come off automatically or do you get a coupon code for it? It’s only been about 2 days since I redeemed my points but I haven’t gotten anything.

Bonnie

Coupon code…sent to email.

Terri HarpLady

Huh? I didn’t get one of those?

Terri HarpLady

See Alpha, I knew you’d come around! I haven’t tried it cold brewed…what’s your ration of tea to water?

Alphakitty

I didn’t get my coupon code either! Maybe it takes a while.

@Terri: I am not very precise in my cold brewing, usually it’s about 4 grams to a glass, mine hold about 2 cups I think.

Terri HarpLady

That’s about what I did, using a pint jar. I’m gonna try a cold brewed Golden Fleece tonight!

Kittenna

Sometimes it takes a few days for someone at Verdant to email out the coupon code, so don’t worry!

Lily Duckler

Hi there!

@Alphakitty- Thanks for the great tasting notes! I’m now imagining a hot cup of Golden Fleece fighting a cold-brew jug, Mortal Combat style. :)

I just wanted to follow-up on the Reward Program coupon codes. These get e-mailed to the address associated with your Facebook account (I know for me, that’s an older account from college that I don’t check very often!), and sometimes get caught by spam filters. If you haven’t received it yet, just send me a PM and I’ll make sure it gets re-sent!

Take care,
Lily Duckler

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Fjellrev

Your description makes me swoon.

Sil

It’s coming back soon though….start saving your money!

Bonnie

When I’ve finished with my ‘special leaves’ I don’t throw them out either! Into a container of Spring Water they go for cold brewing. (I just finished some Earl of Anxi, yum!)

Bonnie

Did you see the note about Golden Fleece being shipped and on the way to Verdant?!

Alphakitty

Oh noo! As happy as I am that it’s coming back, my wallet is crying silent tears

momo

I have been saving my $10 off reward for its return if I can keep myself from getting more than a full ounce of this…ha

Alphakitty

I have a $5 voucher at Verdant that I was going to use for the Laoshan Black Genmaicha, but now I’m torn! By the way, does the amount come off automatically or do you get a coupon code for it? It’s only been about 2 days since I redeemed my points but I haven’t gotten anything.

Bonnie

Coupon code…sent to email.

Terri HarpLady

Huh? I didn’t get one of those?

Terri HarpLady

See Alpha, I knew you’d come around! I haven’t tried it cold brewed…what’s your ration of tea to water?

Alphakitty

I didn’t get my coupon code either! Maybe it takes a while.

@Terri: I am not very precise in my cold brewing, usually it’s about 4 grams to a glass, mine hold about 2 cups I think.

Terri HarpLady

That’s about what I did, using a pint jar. I’m gonna try a cold brewed Golden Fleece tonight!

Kittenna

Sometimes it takes a few days for someone at Verdant to email out the coupon code, so don’t worry!

Lily Duckler

Hi there!

@Alphakitty- Thanks for the great tasting notes! I’m now imagining a hot cup of Golden Fleece fighting a cold-brew jug, Mortal Combat style. :)

I just wanted to follow-up on the Reward Program coupon codes. These get e-mailed to the address associated with your Facebook account (I know for me, that’s an older account from college that I don’t check very often!), and sometimes get caught by spam filters. If you haven’t received it yet, just send me a PM and I’ll make sure it gets re-sent!

Take care,
Lily Duckler

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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