244 Tasting Notes

92

A reliable favorite – delicious creamy caramel undertones in every sip. Looks like it’s time to reorder!

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84

What a fantastic blend of unusual flavor combinations – the distinctive flavor of guayasa with the gentleness of vanilla and then that mint catches you. My first experience with this one and I’ve really enjoyed it!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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87

This is a new tea for me (although I’ve had it on the shelf for 4-5 months). For some reason, this afternoon I felt like a flavored green. The aroma is fantastic and the taste was exactly what I was seeking – strong and solid but not too overpowering. Delicious with out sugar and good for two flavorful steeps.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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96
drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
244 tasting notes

Need something comforting and reliable this morning. This one never fails me!!

Bonnie

Me either!

DigniTea

And, of course, it was reliable and delicious again today!

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88

I’ve been working on this one all day – most enjoyable with good flavor in every cup. Boiling water; (2) 5 second rinses; 30s steep; another 10 seconds added for each steep after the first. Earthy then buttery then creamy. I’m going to order another cake so that I can keep this around for a long time.

mrmopar

Oh yes this is a good one!

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90

I’ve been experimenting with this new tea. I think I’ve finally settled on 1T in 8oz for 3m 45s. The flavor falls somewhere between Laoshan Black and Wild Mountain Black. I’ve grown quite fond of it. I can count on two delicious steeps but the third one is a bit too weak for my taste.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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88
drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
244 tasting notes

I really enjoy this bold and tasty blend – strong black tea + a solid puerh + the hint of chocolate. Who can resist?

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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89

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89

I’ve been enjoying two Verdant blends this weekend – Sweet Cinnamon Pu’er and Chocolate Chamomile Curiosity Brew. Both have provided very enjoyable tea sessions. However, I should mention that in each case I’ve added a little more base tea to the blend. I followed the Verdant guidelines for this Puer blend but I added more puer – the ratio was about 4 to one blend/puer. I really enjoy it this way and was able to have three flavorful infusions. I’ve already added this to my Verdant reorder list.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec
Bonnie

I like this too.

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89

I’ve been enjoying two Verdant blends this weekend – Sweet Cinnamon Pu’er and Chocolate Chamomile Curiosity Brew. Both have provided very enjoyable tea sessions. However, I should mention that in each case I’ve added a little more base tea to the blend. I followed the Verdant guidelines for this blend but I added more Laoshan Black and for me this produced a much better cup of tea. I resteeped twice but I would not want to try for a third resteep. I’ve already added this blend to my reorder list.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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For me, tea is magical with its ability to transform by bringing one back to center and inspiring both peace and contentment.

Reformed coffee drinker. Switched to tea as part of my goal to work on living a healthier, more balanced life — haven’t looked back since. I enjoy most tea types but I cannot handle jasmine or other florals and I’m not particularly fond of bergamot. Moved quickly into unflavored blacks and puerhs and seldom drink anything else. Now most of my purchases are puerh cakes for aging.

I no longer assign numerical ratings to teas because our enjoyment of tea is very subjective. Reactions to a particular tea vary from person to person and within the same person across different tasting sessions. My tea notes are now simply comments reflecting my impression at that specific point in time. They are useful to me and if they happen to be helpful to someone else that is good.

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