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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
709 tasting notes

I am glad I got a chance to grab some of this before it was out of stock.

The dry tea smells very much like a chai. My first cup, I only used 1 tsp as that is my normal, even though the Verdant site recommends 1 TBSP. It was quite thin and watery. Not a whole lot of taste. So the second cup I added another tsp ontop of the prev steeped leaves and steeped again. It was better this time but still not as strong as I had expected. It tastes similar to a chai, but not as spicey. There is definitely a vanilla taste. There is a slight citrus/orange peel taste but there is more of an orange smell than there is a taste. The black tea tastes malty and spicey, but not overly spicey, just enough to give it some warmth. There is a bit of a cinnamon bark flavour at the end of the sip. I feel like the aftertaste is a bit astringent, but that could be the way I brewed it. Next time I am going to try a longer brew to see if that makes the tastes pop a bit more.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Chizakura

Oh darn, it’s out of stock now? I REALLY like it a lot! I don’t think I wrote a tasting note yet though. I’m falling behind with that again. Dx

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Chizakura

Oh darn, it’s out of stock now? I REALLY like it a lot! I don’t think I wrote a tasting note yet though. I’m falling behind with that again. Dx

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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