6 Tasting Notes

100

Let me start out by saying that I have been a fan of Verdant’s black tea’s for a long time, and of course my favorite from the teas they offered was the Laoshan Black, but the Laoshan always lacked a certain something to it that I found in this tea! This tea is maltier, more chocolatey, and all around a more flavorful, full bodied tea. The smell of it when you first pour water on it smells delicious and makes my mouth water! I have been enjoying Whispering Pines tea for a couple of weeks now and both of the teas I ordered(Golden Orchid and Ailaoshan Black) are amazing and are very very flavorful.

Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Malt

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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100

This is quite possibly one of the tastiest teas, if not the tastiest tea I’ve ever had. The grade A Madagascar vanilla beans in the tea really help bring out and complement the malt flavor that the tea has. Drinking this morning, day, or night this tea always brings a smile to my face and is perfect for enjoying on a nice fall day outside. The tea has flavor notes that are malty, fruity, and an almost sweet vanilla that isn’t so strong that you lose the taste of the black tea, just complements it. I can’t wait to buy more!

Flavors: Fruity, Malt, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
Whispering Pines Tea Company

So glad you like this one! :-) Keep an eye out for when it comes back in stock, as it’s gotten a nice upgrade lately!

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85

This is my first tea from Mountain Tea and I can say that it won’t be my last! I found out about them from the amount of time they’ve won the NATC! This tea is great very floral smell to it like most Oolong’s but the taste of this tea is very sweet. Almost a black tea malt to it, but more of a light fruity taste that is sweet because of the leafhopper bitten leaves. Once swallowed the fruity taste stays on the tongue, making me appreciate the flavor even more.

Preparation
2 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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100

This tea is amazing!!! I love how it is rolled into small pearls which makes measuring simple. To brew I used the exact instructions on Teavivre’s website 5 pearls for 8oz of water at 212 degrees for 1 minute. This brewed a great tea, not too strong not too weak, but full of flavor. The first steeping had notes of chocolate, malt, a sweetness, and a flavor that I could not exactly name, but reminded me of something that most naturally carbonated/fermented drinks give me. The second steeping was also full of flavor, though not as strong as the first. I love this tea and can’t wait for everyone to try it.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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100

This tea made me love Oolong teas! This tea is so fruity and has a flavor that stays even after 4 or 5 steeps using the western method.

I personally use one even tablespoon and rinse for about 5 seconds. From there I steep the first brew for 25 seconds and every other steep after for 20 seconds.

Mixed with about a 1/4-1/2 of raw organic honey you cant get a better flavor.

This tea is very floral and fruity tasting.

Preparation
0 min, 30 sec

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85

Let me start off by saying that I have been trying a lot of different Verdant teas and I am very impressed with the low cost and high quality teas! This tea is great! I am brewing this tea the western way with 2teaspoons of tea and steeping for 2min 30sec. On early brews this tea is smooth and can be described as having a chocolate taste, and when held in the mouth a bit of a vegetable taste comes on. The taste once swallowed lingers with a sweetness that can be compared to a green bean. Later steepings bring on a more vegetable and creamy taste. I also would like to note that Verdant has great customer appreciation and every time I order from them I receive a handwritten note and other interesting facts about teas. Overall I really enjoyed this tea and I love that Verdant cares about the drinkers of their teas!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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