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Oh. My. God! This is really, amazingly good. I should not be surprised, though, as Verdant Tea never fails to elicit a positive response from me. David manages to select the very finest teas and I’m never less than impressed.

The aroma of the dry leaf is breathtaking. Delicious! It smells like fresh melon and flowers and indeed, it does smell like burning incense, just as the description suggests. I also detect the scent of fresh baked goods … my mouth is watering from the fragrance alone.

The flavor is also stunning, with notes of spice, wood, and an undertone of honey-esque sweetness. It isn’t as SWEET as some of the Oolong teas out there, instead, this has more of a savory tone to it, with notes of sweetness to offer contrast, rather than the other way around. The finish is dry with notes of mineral. And that’s just the first two infusions.

Looking forward to the next two infusions … but for now, I’ll post this note and offer another when I’ve gotten to the next cup.

LiberTEAS

For my second and third cup, I noticed the fruit tones emerge strongly. The second cup gave me a grapefruit-like flavor, very citrus-y and the sweetness came more from the fruit tones and less from the honey-like flavors. The third cup was a very smooth cup, with notes of wood, earth, strong flavors of fruit, and hints of floral tones which were especially prominent toward the finish and in the aftertaste.

A very enjoyable Oolong.

Charles Thomas Draper

I just got a sample of this. It sounds awesome

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LiberTEAS

For my second and third cup, I noticed the fruit tones emerge strongly. The second cup gave me a grapefruit-like flavor, very citrus-y and the sweetness came more from the fruit tones and less from the honey-like flavors. The third cup was a very smooth cup, with notes of wood, earth, strong flavors of fruit, and hints of floral tones which were especially prominent toward the finish and in the aftertaste.

A very enjoyable Oolong.

Charles Thomas Draper

I just got a sample of this. It sounds awesome

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
http://sororiteasisters.com

I also review teas for the Tea Review Blog:
http://www.teareviewblog.com

In addition to my passion for tea, I am also a mixed media/altered arts artist. You can see some of my art here: http://eccentricpastiche.blogspot.com

I am also a self-proclaimed foodie. I review local restaurants and the food I buy online here: http://hungryinportland.wordpress.com

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination.

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I don’t do a whole lot of swaps anymore, however, I do occasionally sell sampler boxes here: http://liberteas.teatra.de/ I don’t always have sampler boxes available as it depends upon how much time I have as well as packaging supplies. I usually post at least one or two sampler boxes per month, though, so if you’re interested, keep an eye out or PM me and I’ll let you know when I have some posted.

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Most of the teas that I record in my notes here are going to have a fairly high rating from me. This is not because I am not discerning, but because I do not usually waste my time on drinking tea I do not care for, nor will I waste my time on writing about it.

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