drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Bit nervous about drinking this 2013 spring picked version. It smells like dreams come true. Dark chocolate ice cream. Fresh baked brownies. Wow.

The smell when hot water is added is kinda really roasty. Uh oh.

Taste is…really roasted. :( I guess the magical Laoshan black from my sample pack a while back is gone for good. It leaves a charcoal after taste in the back of my throat. I do get some dark chocolate flavor but the heavy roastiness is just not my thing. Sadness. Maybe I’m just crazy and it never tasted like I remembered it tasting.

This is still a good tea though, don’t get me wrong. It’s just not magical.

Cavocorax

Maybe you can play with the steeping parameters? That’s disappointing.

Bonnie

Hope you western brew this and I under-leaf mine just a little which my sensitive taste buds respond to better. You might have to find your sweet spot beginning with far less leaf and adding to it.

Sil

that makes me a little sad mercuryhime. I’ll need to order some and see how it fares with me.

Mercuryhime

I will keep trying. I got 2oz. But yeah. I might just be nuts.

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Cavocorax

Maybe you can play with the steeping parameters? That’s disappointing.

Bonnie

Hope you western brew this and I under-leaf mine just a little which my sensitive taste buds respond to better. You might have to find your sweet spot beginning with far less leaf and adding to it.

Sil

that makes me a little sad mercuryhime. I’ll need to order some and see how it fares with me.

Mercuryhime

I will keep trying. I got 2oz. But yeah. I might just be nuts.

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