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This is a great blend and a great intro to pu’er if you don’t want to dive head first into the world of pu’er. I am not a huge pu’er fan, but I have been trying to get more into them. It seems that verdant’s pu’ers are the only ones that I like. I have already purchased more of the Diyi Cornfields Shu that I got from Steepster Select, and I wanted to look at the other pu’ers that they had to offer. I told myself that while the descriptions of them were enticing I thought I should look more into the Alchemy Blended pu’ers to start off with.

It was hard to choose between this one and the Chrysanthemum Pu’er, but the word “spiced” tipped me over to this one. Me being a chai lover I had to try this one first.
The dry leaf smells amazing. No mustiness that has stopped me before, but pure spice. I put two nuggets and 2 teaspoons of the spices. Did a quick rinse and brewed it for 5 mins. The wet leaf was so sweet and spicy smelling that I almost forgot that it was pu’er. The first sip was smooth and clean. Clean dirt with ginger and orange. I could not make out much of the elderberry, but the galangal was in the background.

Very nice Verdant:)

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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Spoonvonstup

You drank so much tea yesterday!

Have you tried the Peacock Village yet? If you liked this blend, I have a feeling you’ll really enjoy the new shu. It has everything in this blend, plus some more complexity..naturally. It’s pretty cool.

BTVSGal

Yeah it was my day off. Plus I had a whole season of white collar to watch..lol. I have not tried the Peacock village, but I did buy Xingyang 1998 Golden Leaf Pu’er, and I have the Artisan Revival Stone-Pressed Banzhang Sheng. I might get it in the future, but right now I’m going through the green,blends,blacks, and blends. David gave me a sample of the yunnan jasmine white tea. It was also very good. So I have almost tried everything.
I actually drank more then what I posted. I just did not write a tea note on all of the teas.

David Duckler

Thanks! I am glad that you are digging the pu’er. This one is great for the colder weather setting in here in Minnesota. Spoonvonstup has a great palate- @Spoonvonstup- the memory of teh Peacock Village pu’er, or tatsing it for the first time is what inspired this blend. The spices used are menat to bolster the pu’er, and respect the flavors that it has- elderberry, citrus, and spice, are common in really good pu’er, and I wanted to bring them to the forefront here. Feel free to ask for a sample of the Peacock village next time you order.

By the way- you did an impressive day of tasting there! It sounds like you too are blessed with a tolerance to caffeine that so many people wish they had when I conduct tastings.

BTVSGal

I am going to put in my next order on Friday. Since we can ask for one tasting I have been eyeing that Songyang White. The last orders I have left it up to Verdant, but I may have to request that one.

By the way…where do we request that?

David Duckler

Hi BTVSGal. You can either leave a sample request in the instructions to merchant field, or send a message via email or our contact form after you order, and I will be sure that you get whatever you request. The Songyang is a very fun one- different from any white tea I have tried, and much greener. Happy tasting,
David

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Spoonvonstup

You drank so much tea yesterday!

Have you tried the Peacock Village yet? If you liked this blend, I have a feeling you’ll really enjoy the new shu. It has everything in this blend, plus some more complexity..naturally. It’s pretty cool.

BTVSGal

Yeah it was my day off. Plus I had a whole season of white collar to watch..lol. I have not tried the Peacock village, but I did buy Xingyang 1998 Golden Leaf Pu’er, and I have the Artisan Revival Stone-Pressed Banzhang Sheng. I might get it in the future, but right now I’m going through the green,blends,blacks, and blends. David gave me a sample of the yunnan jasmine white tea. It was also very good. So I have almost tried everything.
I actually drank more then what I posted. I just did not write a tea note on all of the teas.

David Duckler

Thanks! I am glad that you are digging the pu’er. This one is great for the colder weather setting in here in Minnesota. Spoonvonstup has a great palate- @Spoonvonstup- the memory of teh Peacock Village pu’er, or tatsing it for the first time is what inspired this blend. The spices used are menat to bolster the pu’er, and respect the flavors that it has- elderberry, citrus, and spice, are common in really good pu’er, and I wanted to bring them to the forefront here. Feel free to ask for a sample of the Peacock village next time you order.

By the way- you did an impressive day of tasting there! It sounds like you too are blessed with a tolerance to caffeine that so many people wish they had when I conduct tastings.

BTVSGal

I am going to put in my next order on Friday. Since we can ask for one tasting I have been eyeing that Songyang White. The last orders I have left it up to Verdant, but I may have to request that one.

By the way…where do we request that?

David Duckler

Hi BTVSGal. You can either leave a sample request in the instructions to merchant field, or send a message via email or our contact form after you order, and I will be sure that you get whatever you request. The Songyang is a very fun one- different from any white tea I have tried, and much greener. Happy tasting,
David

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I’m a lover of all teas. Open to almost anything,but my favorite are oolong, black, and green. I have recently been trying to get into pu’er .

Other then tea, I’m an Apple fan girl and a fan of basketball and tennis. My favorite teams are Spurs,Celtics, Thunder, and …Lebron (LOL). I have a degree in Anthropology, which at the moment is not being used.

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