41 Tasting Notes
Dry smell: Walnut and pumpkin with a faint hint of wood smoke.
Steeped smell: Autumn leaves, summer squash
1st steeping flavor: Cedar & mineral with a just a bit of maple
2nd steeping: chocolate, caramel, mineral and the ceder has changed into pine
This is from the spring 2016 harvest.
Flavors: Cedar, Maple, Mineral
Dry: The leaves smell faintly of chocolate almond biscotti. The aroma is very faint.
As it’s steeping: It smells of fresh tobacco and wood smoke. The liquor is a dark golden brown.
Flavor: Incredibly smooth and balanced. Almost, but not quite, sweet. Caramel with autumn leaves, oak wood, and some slight umami. Very refined with sweet fruitiness coming out in later steepings.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Caramel, Oak wood, Sweet, Umami
This is from the Spring 2016 harvest.
Dry smell: gingerbread (yum!)
Brewed smell: wood smoke, soil, petrichor, summer squash
Flavor: Summer squash, green leaves
This was a sampler I purchased from Verdant tea. It was nice, with some aroma of a dark oolong but with the flavor of a green oolong.
Flavors: Vegetal, Zucchini
This is from the Spring 2015 harvest.
Dry: It’s very floral with concord grape, orange and clove and a big wiff of cut grass
Wet smell: lettuce, roasted wheat, caramel
Flavor: Barley and copper. When Smelling the dry leaves i was so excited to try this but the flavor profile was pretty insipid and a let down.
Flavors: Roasted Barley
Not going to lie, this one is awesome! Nice and complex with all the spices. The pepper and cardamom work really well with the mint. I did find the tea wanted some sweetener, so I added a tsp of natural sugar. :) So good. In fact, the wife had an upset stomach last night and I made some of this for her. Helped her settle down.