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I’m sitting with a cup of this, listening to my cat gently snore, and wondering when my throat ache will clear up. Since I’m not 100% well, I won’t rate this tea at the moment, I’ll just write up a few notes about it. The dry leaves are balled up into pearl sized greenness, of the brilliant kind, with a splash of yellow and brown here and there. They are very attractive, and smell gently floral and sweet. They very quickly open up – most are half open after the quick rinse they received before the first cup, and by the third steep they are fully open. Make sure to give them plenty of room to grow, as the leaves are large and full, and filled my gaiwan in no time. The tea brews a delicate, pale amber, and steeps very quickly. I was worried that it would be very vegetal, but it leans more towards the sweet and floral range of “green” oolongs, and the vegetal notes are very faint, and make the tea more refreshing. I have a feeling that this tea will cold brew very well. It grows sweeter and takes on tastes of lightly roasted greens in later steeps. Once again, the leaves are very attractive opening up, so if you have a glass gaiwan, this is a tea for it. Lovely tea for a sunny, lazy afternoon, or for a post lunch treat.

Asaf Mazar

If you buy tieguanyin from verdant, try to catch the first harvest of the season, as soon as they have it available. when its super fresh – its an order of magnitude more potent in aroma and has a more buttery texture.

NofarS

Thanks, I’ll try to pick up the first of the next harvest

Bonnie

You know that David is going to Laoshan village because they’re going to create an Oolong for the first time and he’s going to be there for the event in April. This is going to be interesting.

NofarS

I did not know that! Now I can’t wait… So far I’ve enjoyed everything that I’ve bought from Verdant, so I have high expectations for this new tea

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Asaf Mazar

If you buy tieguanyin from verdant, try to catch the first harvest of the season, as soon as they have it available. when its super fresh – its an order of magnitude more potent in aroma and has a more buttery texture.

NofarS

Thanks, I’ll try to pick up the first of the next harvest

Bonnie

You know that David is going to Laoshan village because they’re going to create an Oolong for the first time and he’s going to be there for the event in April. This is going to be interesting.

NofarS

I did not know that! Now I can’t wait… So far I’ve enjoyed everything that I’ve bought from Verdant, so I have high expectations for this new tea

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An Israeli computer programmer with a passion for tea (mostly bought in yearly shopping sprees in the UK), particularly black, oolong and white. I don’t generally enjoy flavoured teas or herbal infusions, but if a tea sounds interesting and smells nice I’ll most definitely try it. I drink several cups of tea a day, usually one or two in the morning, another one after lunch and one or two in the evening. My favourite tea so far is Lao Cong Zi Ya from Norbu Tea, but I’m constantly trying new teas. Only in the past year have I branched into Pu’erh and non-roasted oolongs. Finding good tea in Israel is difficult, so I import most of my teas from yearly visits to London, or from online retailers. If you see something in my cupboard that sparks your interest and you would like to swap with me, then please message me. I’m almost always up for a swap.

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