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Thank you Kasumi no Chajin for the sample!

Well, work has finally calmed down and my sudden strong espresso craving has subsided. So, I finally have the time to enter the notes that I have for my side-by-side tasting of “new” and “old” Golden Fleece today! I’m pretty sure that they must be different years or something, but I think I will email Verdant to ask (I still haven’t done this).

Instead of trying to figure out what my rough notes meant, I’ve decided to just put them here as is:

“Old” Golden Fleece- elegant, whiskey, peanuts still covered in cellulose, silky texture, Morel mushrooms, sour.

“New” Golden Fleece- unripened banana aroma, earthy, mushroom, vanilla, wet forest floor, foam on leaves.

I remember liking them both very much, and I am unable to come to a strong opinion as to which I prefer.

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Charles Thomas Draper

Did you notice a change in flavor? One could be a spring and one an autumn harvest.

CharlotteZero

There were differences in appearance, aroma, flavor…Only the color seemed consistent between the two. I’ll edit this post with my complete notes after I’m done. I’ve only steeped each three times so far.

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Charles Thomas Draper

Did you notice a change in flavor? One could be a spring and one an autumn harvest.

CharlotteZero

There were differences in appearance, aroma, flavor…Only the color seemed consistent between the two. I’ll edit this post with my complete notes after I’m done. I’ve only steeped each three times so far.

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Tea means so many things to me, it is so deep and it is revealing new meaning to me all the time.

Tea is a mindfulness practice, and a doorway through which to explore different philosophies, cultures, and historical times. Tea is hospitality and a way of communion. Tea is an art, a ritual, and a tradition. Tea is a complement to the foods I eat (preferably vegan desserts) and is something I enjoy collecting and curating.

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