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drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
1416 tasting notes

Hm. My first order from Verdant, and what do I choose to drink? This one, of course. The pu-erh! :)

It’s less.. than what I was expecting however. Did I brew it wrong? I mean, it’s nice and quite fragrant. The base is lovely, I can definitely taste licorice and faint ginger. Still, there’s less kapow here than what I was hoping for. I used 1.5 tsp for 12 ounces. Do I need to overleaf?

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

Sil has mentioned it’s not as spicy and wow as the last batch. The last batch she sent me a tsp of, and it’s… amazing. I have a tiny bit left if you’d like to compare!

MissB

If you’re willing to spare, I’d love to compare!

keychange

You’re a poet and you didn’t even know it!! :)

Kamyria

LOL MissB… I love this one but that’s because I can’t tolerate too much ginger.. for me it’s just right.

OMGsrsly

Ok, it’s on the shelf and I’m marking it in my spreadsheet! :)

CelebriTEA

I think I used 2 tsp…I love it, but I have to admit that I like ginger in tea in smaller amounts… I like this even as it cools…it has a slightly mineral taste to me :-)

CelebriTEA

Ok…I need to take back the “slightly mineral” comment…lol…ya’ll are gonna laugh…
I needed to clean out my electric hot water pot…lol…I am a BlondTard…lol…
I love this tea ;-)

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OMGsrsly

Sil has mentioned it’s not as spicy and wow as the last batch. The last batch she sent me a tsp of, and it’s… amazing. I have a tiny bit left if you’d like to compare!

MissB

If you’re willing to spare, I’d love to compare!

keychange

You’re a poet and you didn’t even know it!! :)

Kamyria

LOL MissB… I love this one but that’s because I can’t tolerate too much ginger.. for me it’s just right.

OMGsrsly

Ok, it’s on the shelf and I’m marking it in my spreadsheet! :)

CelebriTEA

I think I used 2 tsp…I love it, but I have to admit that I like ginger in tea in smaller amounts… I like this even as it cools…it has a slightly mineral taste to me :-)

CelebriTEA

Ok…I need to take back the “slightly mineral” comment…lol…ya’ll are gonna laugh…
I needed to clean out my electric hot water pot…lol…I am a BlondTard…lol…
I love this tea ;-)

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Now, it’s purge time. Time to gather what’s needed and let go of the rest. Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more. And so, I’m happy to share (anytime!) and will occasionally desire small amounts of tea for swaps, just to try.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, and work (dating columnist and consultant).

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Love: fruity, dessert, chai, spicy, all types of tea.

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