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drank Earl of Anxi by Verdant Tea
38 tasting notes

So far this will be my longest log, and you will read why!

This is the first of many teas from the extremely creative team at Verdant Tea. I’ve been more than anxious and excited to try this particular unique blend of interesting, exotic ingredients. This has been my first ever Frankincense experience!

First sip is an instant explosion of a quality oolong tea. By far the smoothest and cleanest I’ve yet tasted. There is a definitive taste of citrus, mainly orange, and jasmine with a pleasant hint of an oily, woodsy note that I can only assume is the Frankincense! Right now I would be perfectly content with drinking this tea for the rest of my days but, alas, I have another few hundred or so to go! This tea was so good, I ended up purchasing 300g and it is also my first 100/100!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

I hope you steeped several times since the frankincense opens up with each steep. I cold brew the leftover leaves in water in the frig. David and I were talking about incense when I was creating my blog teaandincense.com and the next thing I know he had created this tea.

Nosyam

Not this time Bonnie, but I will definitely take your advice to heart!

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Bonnie

I hope you steeped several times since the frankincense opens up with each steep. I cold brew the leftover leaves in water in the frig. David and I were talking about incense when I was creating my blog teaandincense.com and the next thing I know he had created this tea.

Nosyam

Not this time Bonnie, but I will definitely take your advice to heart!

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Growing up in an Irish family, tea was a staple. A huge, wide mug with lots of milk and sugar. Still to this day I find complete comfort in a nice cuppa Irish tea. But nowadays I have come to appreciate the quality and craftsmanship that goes into tea. I had my first cup of loose leaf Japanese green tea when I was 16 at a pretty fancy (and expensive) Japanese restaurant. After the first sip, I fell in love.

Since then, I’ve been slowly collecting different teas, some of which have been lost to friends, family and ex’s. But I still seem to stock up.

So because of this love and appreciation, I’ve decided to set myself a tea tasting goal! 1000 different teas by my 25th birthday January 12th, 2015. With the help of samples from various tea shops, a tea journal, Steepster account, Tumblr blog and a few tea parties (with tea alcohol and food of course) I plan on accomplishing this goal! You can see my progress on my Steepster account! Cheers and lets get this caffeine induced coma going!

Buying tea can be expensive, I always appreciate samples! :)

Cheers

MaySon

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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