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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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My first tea from Verdant and a nice change from the flavoured teas that I’ve been trying lately. These teas make me wish I was set up to brew gong fu style. Love the smell that comes off this tea – cocoa and warm bread. I won’t do this tea justice with my descriptions so I won’t even try. I’m looking forward to multiple steeps of this to run through the flavours.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

You can use mugs as gaiwans easily. The instructions are on Verdant’s website. I always check the brewing instructions there anyway for each tea before I go wild later on my own. I’ve brewed in tumbler glasses, glass bowls, etc. Just need a strainer and that’s all.

Sil

Bonnie! Thank you so much…I actually hadn’t noticed that and of course now that you’ve pointed it out my brain is of course laughing at me for not thinking of it myself :) I’m so not going to let the other half know though…that way i can stll find one later on this year grin

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Bonnie

You can use mugs as gaiwans easily. The instructions are on Verdant’s website. I always check the brewing instructions there anyway for each tea before I go wild later on my own. I’ve brewed in tumbler glasses, glass bowls, etc. Just need a strainer and that’s all.

Sil

Bonnie! Thank you so much…I actually hadn’t noticed that and of course now that you’ve pointed it out my brain is of course laughing at me for not thinking of it myself :) I’m so not going to let the other half know though…that way i can stll find one later on this year grin

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