95
drank Silver Buds Yabao by Verdant Tea
136 tasting notes

Thick, brothy and extremely savory, with lingering camphor notes. This is a tea that evokes warmth throughout the body and provides excellent clarity of mind and focus. This is one of the best Yabao that I’ve tried anywhere. Its one of my favorites!

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec
JustJames

i love this one in latte form before bed….

Pureleaf

Wow, that sounds very nice. Do you follow a certain recipe? This sounds like something I need to try!

JustJames

hmmm, usually overleafed, mostly because i have yet to have a negative result with the silver yabao doing that, leave it for 7-8 mins in water, then add a ton of milk. what i’ve been meaning to do is to steep the yabao in a pot of hot milk slow style and then add nutmeg and sugar…. haven’t gotten to it yet though, lol.

Pureleaf

Very nice! I agree, I haven’t seen any harshness or negatives to longer steeps with this tea. I’m sure this helps with the thickness, not being overpowered by the milk addition. Definitely going to try this. Thanks for the info!

JustJames

=0) i find this one very comforting, myself. i never did the warm milk thing at night when i couldn’t sleep, but i find this an acceptable substitute!

what overtones do you get from the yabao, Pureleaf? i get sweet grass and fresh bamboo… you?

Pureleaf

Certainly sweet grass, but also a savory spruce pine resin. Very comforting and relaxing.

JustJames

pine resin…. cool!

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JustJames

i love this one in latte form before bed….

Pureleaf

Wow, that sounds very nice. Do you follow a certain recipe? This sounds like something I need to try!

JustJames

hmmm, usually overleafed, mostly because i have yet to have a negative result with the silver yabao doing that, leave it for 7-8 mins in water, then add a ton of milk. what i’ve been meaning to do is to steep the yabao in a pot of hot milk slow style and then add nutmeg and sugar…. haven’t gotten to it yet though, lol.

Pureleaf

Very nice! I agree, I haven’t seen any harshness or negatives to longer steeps with this tea. I’m sure this helps with the thickness, not being overpowered by the milk addition. Definitely going to try this. Thanks for the info!

JustJames

=0) i find this one very comforting, myself. i never did the warm milk thing at night when i couldn’t sleep, but i find this an acceptable substitute!

what overtones do you get from the yabao, Pureleaf? i get sweet grass and fresh bamboo… you?

Pureleaf

Certainly sweet grass, but also a savory spruce pine resin. Very comforting and relaxing.

JustJames

pine resin…. cool!

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I’m a southern boy that relocated to the Mid-West that has an intense love for high quality loose leaf tea! This is no doubt, a passion I intend to enjoy and pursue for the rest of my life! I love the art of tea, and the expression of it’s culture in each cup.

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Typically, I’m a straight tea and loose-leaf type of drinker. Black teas (especially Taiwanese blacks), Greener Oolong and Sheng Pu-erhs are top on my list!

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