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drank Silver Buds Yabao by Verdant Tea
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Wow, this is unlike any tea I’ve ever had. This is tea from another planet. The smell is grassy and vegetal but not like summer vegetation. You can smell the winter in the buds, there is an unripened quality to it. I did an initial rinse, didn’t know if it needed it and I steeped it for about a minute. The taste is a combination of pine needles and brown sugar, with a hint of wood. As I drink more the woody taste gets stronger and stronger, it’s almost like the taste of an old barn or shed. It also has a nice bite to it like a black tea. This tea seems to combine elements of white, green and black tea into a interesting hybrid of smells and tastes. Very interesting and I hope they produce more, I’d love to see the variations they could make.

Lynne-tea

This is one of my absolute favourite teas =) Glad you like it too!

Azzrian

Oh I need to dig mine out and have a cup!

Azzrian

EEK! Discovery – I do not have this tea!

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Lynne-tea

This is one of my absolute favourite teas =) Glad you like it too!

Azzrian

Oh I need to dig mine out and have a cup!

Azzrian

EEK! Discovery – I do not have this tea!

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I recently became a tea addict and love exploring new kinds of tea, favorites are oolongs and smokey teas.

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