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This one comes to me from the wonderful Missb! Thank you :D

This tastes wonderfully malty and grainy, almost, with a dark dark chocolate undertone. Almost reminds me of licorice – and in a way, the maltyness comes out in a way in the aftertaste that reminds me of eating rice.

I have a feeling I may have underleafed this however – so tired this afternoon. :P So a rereview is coming in the future, definitely!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Roswell Strange

Mmm, this one sounds great. Shopping list!

Sil

this one resteeps well too, i think :) just go for a bit longer, with a bit cooler water

Yvonne

Does it? Oooh, thanks :D Glad I kept my leaves!

caile

I agree, it re-steeps great!

Sil

anything from verdant tends to resteep well for a second steep..often you can get more than the second one as well, depending on how strong a brew the others are.

Cavocorax

I was just talking about this yesterday and the sound of it got me excited.

Did it not taste like a Crunch chocolate bar? Because that’s what I want and if it doesn’t I’ll be very disappointed.

Cavocorax

Also, good luck with the re-steeps! Verdant tea is awesome for that. It’s expensive stuff but you can really make it last.

Yvonne

It did taste SLIGHTLY of a Crunch, now that you mention it, but without most of the sweetness of a Crunch. Like a dark chocolate Crunch. :P Very weak though…I’m pretty sure I underleafed. :(
Thank you for the good luck wishes! :)

Amariel

This is one I have been craving to taste. I have seen so many people review this one. I love genmai cha, and with the chocolate, how can it be bad? It’s on my shopping list. I need to sit down one day and see what I want to get from Verdant…or maybe I’ll do a co-op order with local tea friends so we can make a large order and share.

JustJames

i like the sneaky under tongue honey flavour.

Cavocorax

I added it to my list, only to realize that they’re out of stock! Well, I can wait a few more months for the next harvest. I guess. Gives me more time to earn points!

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Roswell Strange

Mmm, this one sounds great. Shopping list!

Sil

this one resteeps well too, i think :) just go for a bit longer, with a bit cooler water

Yvonne

Does it? Oooh, thanks :D Glad I kept my leaves!

caile

I agree, it re-steeps great!

Sil

anything from verdant tends to resteep well for a second steep..often you can get more than the second one as well, depending on how strong a brew the others are.

Cavocorax

I was just talking about this yesterday and the sound of it got me excited.

Did it not taste like a Crunch chocolate bar? Because that’s what I want and if it doesn’t I’ll be very disappointed.

Cavocorax

Also, good luck with the re-steeps! Verdant tea is awesome for that. It’s expensive stuff but you can really make it last.

Yvonne

It did taste SLIGHTLY of a Crunch, now that you mention it, but without most of the sweetness of a Crunch. Like a dark chocolate Crunch. :P Very weak though…I’m pretty sure I underleafed. :(
Thank you for the good luck wishes! :)

Amariel

This is one I have been craving to taste. I have seen so many people review this one. I love genmai cha, and with the chocolate, how can it be bad? It’s on my shopping list. I need to sit down one day and see what I want to get from Verdant…or maybe I’ll do a co-op order with local tea friends so we can make a large order and share.

JustJames

i like the sneaky under tongue honey flavour.

Cavocorax

I added it to my list, only to realize that they’re out of stock! Well, I can wait a few more months for the next harvest. I guess. Gives me more time to earn points!

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Bio

My name is Yvonne. I’m 20 and live in a snowy Canadian wasteland known as Manitoba.

I’m relatively new to the loose tea world, although I used to drink generic Red Rose tea constantly. A friend introduced me to a Teavana tea one chilly winter and I got myself slightly intrigued. Went to purchase it myself, used shoddy equipment to prepare it, and was discouraged.

Christmas 2013 rolled around, and despite having an awful holiday for other reasons, I received some of Teavana’s Cha Yen Thai as a gift after asking for chai tea. I went out and bought a proper infuser cup and was instantly hooked. Now my tea collection is steadily growing! I’m obsessed!

I like:
Dessert teas, black teas, oolong, rooibos, pu’erh, mate, chai, chamomile, chocolate, coconut, cinnamon, pineapple, tropical mixes, nutty, sweet, complex flavours, indulgent flavours

I do NOT like:
Green teas, herbal teas, white teas, teas too overbearing with fruit, pure tisane, cloyingly sweet teas, hibiscus, peanuts, burning my mouth

I am lactose intolerant (pretty severely, actually – I do not consume any dairy product) but I find that the miniscule amounts of dairy found in some teas don’t bother me for the most part.

100 – My absolute favourite teas. Without them, I will cry salty tears of despair.

99 – 95 – Cream of the crop, although missing SOMETHING to make them a perfect favourite. Not something I couldn’t possibly live without, but pretty darn close. Lots of teas in this category tend to reach 100 eventually.

95 – 75 – Yummy, but if it disappeared tomorrow I’d quietly mourn it for about 15 minutes and move on to a favourite. Leaves something to be desired.

75 – 50 – Passable, but not by much. Something I’d really have to be in the mood for to drink.

50 and lower – Nope nope nope. Not for me. Probably couldn’t or had a hard time finishing the cuppa. Doooown the sink.

Location

Canada

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