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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
247 tasting notes

It has been a while since I’ve had time to sit and enjoy a cup of tea. Thank goodness for a busy Saturday agenda. We’re participating in a charity walk for juvenile diabetes today. I decided enough was enough and I put an end to my tea hiatus.

Thankfully.

This tea is such a lovely reminder of how much I need it. The tea in the package smells fresh and almost grasslike, which surprised me for a black. I decided to go with a lower temperature for steeping and treated it more like an oolong. The result is a delicious cup of tea. The black is malty, most certainly, and almost tastes of roasted pumpkin seeds. It’s slightly vegetal, but surprisingly full of flavor. The tea is smooth, without any astringency or bitterness. This is the perfect cup of tea for those who dislike the bite that many black teas bring with them. I daresay that this will find a way into my permanent stash.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Jessie

I just drank some of this and was so pleased to see your note on it! I have type 1 diabetes and I’m guessing you were walking for the JDRF, of which I’m a huge supporter. So, thanks and great summary of a great tea!

Kashyap

I’ve been gunning to ride in the death valley JDRF ride for a couple of years now…to honor my freind Stu Depp who passed away a few years ago from complications with Diabetes…so glad to see tea supporters out there for this cause

QuiltGuppy

I haven’t been on Steepster in a while it seems… :( (I’ll have to remedy that!) Yes, this was for the JDRF. This was our second year walking in it. There’s a little girl in my son’s class with Type 1 diabetes, and two other students’ moms also have had it since they were young. I’m really impressed with the instructional approach their school takes. We had a really nice day for the walk, too.

Kashyap, I can’t imagine actually wanting to ride in Death Valley. However, you don’t seem to be the type to shy away from any challenge.

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Jessie

I just drank some of this and was so pleased to see your note on it! I have type 1 diabetes and I’m guessing you were walking for the JDRF, of which I’m a huge supporter. So, thanks and great summary of a great tea!

Kashyap

I’ve been gunning to ride in the death valley JDRF ride for a couple of years now…to honor my freind Stu Depp who passed away a few years ago from complications with Diabetes…so glad to see tea supporters out there for this cause

QuiltGuppy

I haven’t been on Steepster in a while it seems… :( (I’ll have to remedy that!) Yes, this was for the JDRF. This was our second year walking in it. There’s a little girl in my son’s class with Type 1 diabetes, and two other students’ moms also have had it since they were young. I’m really impressed with the instructional approach their school takes. We had a really nice day for the walk, too.

Kashyap, I can’t imagine actually wanting to ride in Death Valley. However, you don’t seem to be the type to shy away from any challenge.

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I’m a middle school teacher of French, Spanish, ESL and reading intervention. I’m also a mom to two young children.

I’ve always been a tea lover. When I lived in France during college, I really loved the tisanes. Over the past couple of years, I’ve branched off into loose teas. I’m not very knowledgeable about teas, but I’m really loving the learning process!

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