248 Tasting Notes
This is really delicious green tea. Spring is yummy. I did get notes that I have been detecting in the Laoshan Green teas that I have been trying, which are lima beans and butter. But this one was lighter, cleaner, and it had notes of grains. I did taste the oat that it suggests on the Verdant website.
I used a Kyusu and steeped this six times following the instructions on the Verdant website and loved them all, however, I never detected any sweet notes of sugarcane or lychee as they had tasted. I have never tasted any sweetness in any of the Laoshan Greens I have tried so far. It might be because I like to drink green teas with my lunch but I try to taste the tea before taking a bite of my lunch.
They are delicious though, especially with a savory meal!!
Thank u to Terri Harplady for this sample!!
Flavors: Butter, Lima Beans, Roasted Barley
This tea is spectacular to look at,,,fantastic flattened raffia-like green leaves.
I brewed this in my Kyusu that I use for green teas other than Gyokuro.
This tea is delicious, buttery, and cooling. This is nice because I am having a lunch of a spinach patty wrap with greens, tomato, jalapeño, and some Sriracha and this tea is cooling and balancing the spiciness.
The flavors are fava beans with a touch of butter. There are nutty notes as well.
This is a very good green tea! Though on the Verdant website, it says there are sweeter notes such as lychee, white grape, vanilla, sparkling, cucumber which I wasn’t tasting so I need to come back to this one later this afternoon and see if I can catch some more notes from this lovely tea.
Flavors: Butter, Lima Beans, Nuts
The liquor does have a purplish-mauve hue and looks like a plum!
The flavor is sweet and plum-like as well. This doesn’t taste like any green tea I’ve had that’s for sure!!!
I’m enjoying this with a lunch of Bok Choy, Lemongrass, and herbs that I stir-fried up.
Thank u Terri H for this sample!!!
This came as a sample from Terri Harplady, called Qilan Wuyi Oolong but that page on Steepster will not let you click on it to review. So after reading reviews, I found others were having trouble with the name and that it might have been entered incorrectly.
I was also confused by the flavor of this one, it is not available anymore anyway but it had flavors I wasn’t expecting.
I followed instructions from the Verdant website, did a rinse then steeped for 1 minute.
The flavor had a touch of floral and some astringency and scents of bamboo. A little hint of fennel.
Shows you how many flavors and scents can be achieved with one Camellia Sinensis!!!!! I would love to watch them roll, roast, etc. to learn how they do it all!!!!!
Flavors: Anise, Bamboo, Flowers
I put lots of leaves into my Yixing and poured out immediately after adding water.
The liquor has a wonderful roasted creamy scent. I kept smelling it over and over as it cooled,,,it smelled sooooo good!!!
The flavors are creamy roasted goodness all the way. Not much sweet but a perfect roast with no bitter. Very delicious!!!!
My new Yixing who likes roasty Oolongs is starting to smell really good. He is happy he had this tea to try and season him with more yumminess!
Thank u to Terri Harplady for this sample!!!!!
Flavors: Cream, Espresso
Smells sweet and inviting. Liquor is a clear yellow-golden.
The flavor is cream and the mouthfeel is very creamy. This tea has very low roast with a touch of sweetness too. This Oolong is right up my alley.
I’m very lucky to get to try this as it is no longer available and has been archived. Thank u to Terry Harplady for the sample!!! This is really teaching me which teas, especially which Oolongs, that I like and it’s the ones like this one with low roast and a nice balance.
Flavors: Caramel, Cream
Drinking this with my Chinese New Year long noodles!!!
The leaves are so cute and tiny, tightly twisted. They unfurl into cute, pretty basil chiffonade-looking pieces.
The liquor is a light, pretty, spring green color.
The flavors are mineral, spinach, green bean, and a touch of hazelnut or almond. The taste of Green Beans Almondine,,,would pair wonderfully with a dish including that classic!!
Thank u to Terri Harplady for this sample!!!!
Flavors: Green Beans, Nuts
The dry leaves have a nice roast & sweet burnt sugar aroma. Nice big dark brown twisted and uniform leaves.
Brewed, the liquor is clear and golden. It has a roasted flavor but lightly roasted. Flavors of cream as well. Then there is a floral note as you breathe out. There is a tiny touch of sweet too.
Very nice and balanced Big Red Robe tea!!!
Thank u Terri Harplady for this sample!!!
Flavors: Caramel, Cream, Espresso
Used my Yixing for roasty Oolongs for this one. Has a very roasted flavor. This flavor is dominant. The third steeping started bringing some cream notes.
Nice wake you up in the morning tea. Coffee lovers would really enjoy this tea.
Thanks Terri H for this sample!!!!
Used my Gaiwan for this one. Did a rinse then steeped for 30 seconds.
The liquor is very perfumed with citrus flowers which smell fantastic. I have a Meyer Lemon tree and other citrus trees in my garden and the hummingbirds go crazy during citrus blooming season.
Oh wow!! I do taste grapefruit. Far out!! This is a very cleansing tea with some unusual flavors!!
Thank u to Terri Harplady for spoiling me with lovely samples!
Flavors: Fruit Tree Flowers