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This smells like the best kind of orange creamsicle you can imagine. Fresh oranges, organic cream from grass fed cows, honey to sweeten, bourbon extracted vanilla. Mmm… (Wait. I have a Zoku, I could make these!)

I’m sitting here sniffing my tea, almost scared to taste it because there’s no way it could live up to what it promises.

Ohhhh, this is… really nice. I think I’ll steep it 3 minutes next time. I used 1.5 tsp leaf in an 8-10oz mug. The tea flavour in the background is so lovely. The orange and vanilla blend so well together (mmm, cakes and ice cream), and the other spices are present but don’t detract from the tea that underlies it all.

It’s been my experience that Verdant does amazing blends, but I do not care for the plain teas at all. I’d like to try this one at some point, (Sil, are you paying attention? :) ) as this blend is really so, so good.

I can hardly wait to try it with more steeps, more leaf, and maybe even gaiwan style.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Holy crap, so glad I got some despite the mixed reviews. I still haven’t opened mine yet. :)

Sil

Huh? Try which one?

OMGsrsly

This is totally up my alley. I love these flavours, I love toasted dandelion root (I used to have it in fake coffee with chicory all the time), and this is pretty amazing to me. :) Hope you like it as much as I do! I’m so glad I got 2 oz.

OMGsrsly

Zhu Rong. :D I know you have it! Do you have enough to share, though?

Sil

Oh…yeah. You need to start a list for me in one place lol. I can add that heh

OMGsrsly

Second steep, 3.5 minutes with a little honey added. Mmm.

OMGsrsly

LOL. Ok, I’ll make a list for you on Facebook. :D

Cavocorax

So I’m reading your note and I started to freak out just a bit because I was worried I didn’t add this as my sample when I ordered my Laoshan Black with Sil (oh, I could go for a cup of that right now – how ridiculous am I). But, you’ll ALL be SO relieved to know that I do have this as a sample.

YES. I also cashed in my $10 GC so I’ll be ready for the next eventual order. (in the spring? Ha)

OMGsrsly

Yay! Glad you have a sample. I underleafed, but I think I’ll use the full tbsp next time. I think I’ll get more spicey herby flavours. :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

The dandelion root really adds so much to this tea! I think I need to maake an exception to my no mail-orders until Thanksgiving promise for this tea! :-)

Sil

i think i arbitrarily bought an ounce of this for shits and giggles…and haven’t tried it yet

Amariel

This tea sounds very yummy.

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Fjellrev

Holy crap, so glad I got some despite the mixed reviews. I still haven’t opened mine yet. :)

Sil

Huh? Try which one?

OMGsrsly

This is totally up my alley. I love these flavours, I love toasted dandelion root (I used to have it in fake coffee with chicory all the time), and this is pretty amazing to me. :) Hope you like it as much as I do! I’m so glad I got 2 oz.

OMGsrsly

Zhu Rong. :D I know you have it! Do you have enough to share, though?

Sil

Oh…yeah. You need to start a list for me in one place lol. I can add that heh

OMGsrsly

Second steep, 3.5 minutes with a little honey added. Mmm.

OMGsrsly

LOL. Ok, I’ll make a list for you on Facebook. :D

Cavocorax

So I’m reading your note and I started to freak out just a bit because I was worried I didn’t add this as my sample when I ordered my Laoshan Black with Sil (oh, I could go for a cup of that right now – how ridiculous am I). But, you’ll ALL be SO relieved to know that I do have this as a sample.

YES. I also cashed in my $10 GC so I’ll be ready for the next eventual order. (in the spring? Ha)

OMGsrsly

Yay! Glad you have a sample. I underleafed, but I think I’ll use the full tbsp next time. I think I’ll get more spicey herby flavours. :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

The dandelion root really adds so much to this tea! I think I need to maake an exception to my no mail-orders until Thanksgiving promise for this tea! :-)

Sil

i think i arbitrarily bought an ounce of this for shits and giggles…and haven’t tried it yet

Amariel

This tea sounds very yummy.

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

No: Spearmint or peppermint, licorice root, gluten (cookie bits, wheat, rye, barley, I’m OK with oats)

After sending my first box to the USA, bubble-envelope swaps are where it’s at.

When I rate, my ratings are based on the little faces, and depend on what face I make when I sip the tea! :)

Also: A map of tea places in Vancouver. I’ve been to some of them, but not a lot. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!
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