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drank Laoshan White by Verdant Tea
504 tasting notes

My goodness, this tea is taking me to heaven on a Thursday. The dry smell reminded me of creamy green oolongs, and that smell to me has a Pavlov’s Dog effect.

The taste though, the taste! First steep is at 175 degrees, water gently introduced and poured out at 20 seconds. The scent is so intoxicating – I could just breath it in all day. Luckily, I also get to taste it – so I take a sip.

So many flavours, like a silky smooth wave. Vegetal with a slight astringency that fades as the cup cools off into a buttery, savoury flavour that has me licking my lips after every sip. Honestly – I just close my eyes with each sip and drift away to a heavenly place where this tea must exist, or else I don’t want to go. I’m done my first steep and my tongue is tingling, with a lingering sweetness that has me going back for more.

The leaves are so gorgeous – vibrant green and curly, waiting for me to steep them again. (And I will, be patient leaves)

This tea is satisfying both my sweet and salty cravings (like a salted caramel would). Or, more specifically, a salted brown butter and honey glaze over fresh green beans straight from the garden. Crisp and crunchy, but juicy at the same time!

This tea is hitting me with waves of emotion – grateful to be sipping this tea that brings tears to my eyes, grateful to be surrounded by an amazing tea community, and especially grateful for all of the events of my life that lead me to this moment, here and now.

Thank you David & Verdant for this amazing offering.

EDIT: After going to heaven for the 2nd steeping, I was naughty like Bonnie and added a teeny tiny bit of honey. It was so good my eyes rolled up in the back of my head. This is the one!

EDIT again: Michael smelled it and tried a sip, all he said was “Porkchops” so, yes. The second steep has the flavours I use to make porkchops, and I totally smell and taste it now too! haha. Seasoning salt and crispy, dark butter!

Bonnie

I know, I know…amazing! Pavlovs dog…yes…it gets you! And you crave it! So bad! Then the feeling you get from it…shush! (we could sell this on a street corner in Beverly Hills!)

TeaBrat

ha – I need to get this soon!

DaisyChubb

Oh no you’re right – I am so going to crave this one… I added a new note to the bottom on how I was naughty like Bonnie ;)

DaisyChubb

Yes Amy – it is the bomb!

Bonnie

My order is due tomorrow. I could live with 3 tea’s in my life. Laoshan Black, Xingyang 1998 Puerh and this Laoshan White. Nothing more.

DaisyChubb

Lovely – and your life would be full and vibrant with them in your life :)

Bonnie

Wha? Naughty? Moi? Oh yes I am!

Bonnie

You are a naughty girl…vixen DaisyChubb…we have a bevy of naughty tea vixens here I’m sure of it!

DaisyChubb

Oh most certainly, no doubt of it!

Kittenna

Argh, I badly want this one. August. Please let there still be some left in August.

Bonnie

DaisyChubb and I are going to buy out all the stock…hahahahahaha! I’m mad…crazy…mad! Bowahahahahaha!

DaisyChubb

O: Bonnie! I thought eet was a seecret!

Bonnie

Are you French now? Eeet Eees a Seecret…Tais-toi!

TheTeaFairy

Also love to go to heaven any day of the week!!!

DaisyChubb

Oui! le petit chat. en francais.

Today is Friday now – so I will most certainly go to tea heaven all night looong

Bonnie

I will be receiving some today teafairy will get a little with the Laoshan Black…Black and White!

tigress_al

So, are still talking about tea or something else……lol. I think I need to place a Verdant order based on this review alone!

TheTeaFairy

I must say I usually go to a different kind of heaven on Fridays…along with my significant other… we call it «Le Paradis»!!!

Bonnie

Ok! Enough! Poor me! Noone for years! Waaaah!

CHAroma

Is this what’s known as “Immortal Springs Laoshan White” on the website? It has the same photo…

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Bonnie

I know, I know…amazing! Pavlovs dog…yes…it gets you! And you crave it! So bad! Then the feeling you get from it…shush! (we could sell this on a street corner in Beverly Hills!)

TeaBrat

ha – I need to get this soon!

DaisyChubb

Oh no you’re right – I am so going to crave this one… I added a new note to the bottom on how I was naughty like Bonnie ;)

DaisyChubb

Yes Amy – it is the bomb!

Bonnie

My order is due tomorrow. I could live with 3 tea’s in my life. Laoshan Black, Xingyang 1998 Puerh and this Laoshan White. Nothing more.

DaisyChubb

Lovely – and your life would be full and vibrant with them in your life :)

Bonnie

Wha? Naughty? Moi? Oh yes I am!

Bonnie

You are a naughty girl…vixen DaisyChubb…we have a bevy of naughty tea vixens here I’m sure of it!

DaisyChubb

Oh most certainly, no doubt of it!

Kittenna

Argh, I badly want this one. August. Please let there still be some left in August.

Bonnie

DaisyChubb and I are going to buy out all the stock…hahahahahaha! I’m mad…crazy…mad! Bowahahahahaha!

DaisyChubb

O: Bonnie! I thought eet was a seecret!

Bonnie

Are you French now? Eeet Eees a Seecret…Tais-toi!

TheTeaFairy

Also love to go to heaven any day of the week!!!

DaisyChubb

Oui! le petit chat. en francais.

Today is Friday now – so I will most certainly go to tea heaven all night looong

Bonnie

I will be receiving some today teafairy will get a little with the Laoshan Black…Black and White!

tigress_al

So, are still talking about tea or something else……lol. I think I need to place a Verdant order based on this review alone!

TheTeaFairy

I must say I usually go to a different kind of heaven on Fridays…along with my significant other… we call it «Le Paradis»!!!

Bonnie

Ok! Enough! Poor me! Noone for years! Waaaah!

CHAroma

Is this what’s known as “Immortal Springs Laoshan White” on the website? It has the same photo…

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You can call me Daisy.

I’m a 24 year old (not so budding) thespian – just moved to the Maritimes from the Saskatchewan Prairies. I’m way too polite, aka Proud to be a Canadian. I love it here by the water – it must remind me of tea or something ;)

My favourite tea companies are DavidsTea and Verdant Tea. They please my palette in different ways – and I love them both for it.

My rating system is as follows:
95-100: I will stock it as soon as I can, if I haven’t already! Permanent collection worthy.

86-95: I would stock this tea if I could, but my collection is just too full to warrant it. But it is that good.

76-85: This is a tasty tea and I will have many cups and share with friends, but won’t go out of my way to keep it stocked.

50-75: It was alright! It was… alright! Not horrible, but I might not re-steep.

25-50: Ew. But I will finish the cup.

1-25: Please no, I want to dump it.


The Steepster community is my safe place. Thank you to all my tea friends!
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