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drank Laoshan Village Chai by Verdant Tea
4044 tasting notes

Rather than talk about how long this has been in my cupboard before trying it…let’s just move on to YAY I’m drinking it now! Actually part of what inspired me to have it this morning, was a comment someone made on one of their tastings about saving verdant teas for when they can truly sit and enjoy them. I realised at that moment, that it was kinda what I had been unconsciously doing. And at the same time i realised that if i kept doing that, there might come a day when i regretted having saved that one tea for a special occasion that never happened. So i’m MAKING time to enjoy this tea, even if it’s on the subway in to work or in the middle of a huge project that makes me want to scream. So this morning, this morning it was the village chai. I don’t have time for a re-steep this morning, but it will wait for when i get home.

So on with the tea… this is a wonderful chai! It reminds me of those flat spice/ginger cookies that we used to bake in the fall and dunk into plain old boring red rose tea. I was super little then and didn’t like tea except when i could dunk these cookies into my mom’s tea when she wasn’t looking. She usually figured it out when the partially disolved floating bits of cookie popped up haha. Anyway, this is sans milk or honey – just straight up and i LOVE it. One of these days i’ll have to try it with a bit of milk or honey.

Spoonvonstup

Love that story about dunking cookies- makes me crave that this morning, even though I’ve never had it before!
I also really agree with your opening sentiment.. if you’re saving something for a special occasion, that might never come. But if you make the tea, then you’re making that moment a special one.

Sil

oh man…dunking cookies in hot tea is great! In australia…“apparently” the thing to do is to bite the ends off a Tim Tam and use it as a straw to suck up coffee… then nthe cookie and chocolate and coffee get all melty together. mmmm…

Spoonvonstup

Wow- that sounds yummy!

Any other recommended tea+cookie dunking combos? We love cookies and tea at our house, but we rarely combine them. I need to take notes from the pros!

Bonnie

My favorites are any malty tea’s like Laoshan Black too and a big ginger cookie or molasses cookie and put a little cookine in your mouth, sip a little tea and chew slowly letting the two blend. Urrrrr! Even my granddaughters love this!

Sil

haha my favourites for dunking have always been the “dad’s oatmeal chocolate chip” cookies and ginger snaps. Just need to keep it to the hard-er cookies since the hot beverages really quickly soften them up. If you start with soft cookies they pretty much just fall aprt in the tea haha

i think you could probably get some really intresting flavor combinations happening too depending on the tea/cookie. I’ve always done it with normal boring red rose tea but there are some amazing teas i’ve had not that i’m more “enlightened” that could be interesting… hmmm…

BoxerMama

I definitely had Dad’s Oatmeal cookies tonight with my tea!

CHAroma

I do the exact same thing with Verdant Teas: hold on to them waiting for that time when you can really enjoy them. I’m going to go brew one now! :)

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Spoonvonstup

Love that story about dunking cookies- makes me crave that this morning, even though I’ve never had it before!
I also really agree with your opening sentiment.. if you’re saving something for a special occasion, that might never come. But if you make the tea, then you’re making that moment a special one.

Sil

oh man…dunking cookies in hot tea is great! In australia…“apparently” the thing to do is to bite the ends off a Tim Tam and use it as a straw to suck up coffee… then nthe cookie and chocolate and coffee get all melty together. mmmm…

Spoonvonstup

Wow- that sounds yummy!

Any other recommended tea+cookie dunking combos? We love cookies and tea at our house, but we rarely combine them. I need to take notes from the pros!

Bonnie

My favorites are any malty tea’s like Laoshan Black too and a big ginger cookie or molasses cookie and put a little cookine in your mouth, sip a little tea and chew slowly letting the two blend. Urrrrr! Even my granddaughters love this!

Sil

haha my favourites for dunking have always been the “dad’s oatmeal chocolate chip” cookies and ginger snaps. Just need to keep it to the hard-er cookies since the hot beverages really quickly soften them up. If you start with soft cookies they pretty much just fall aprt in the tea haha

i think you could probably get some really intresting flavor combinations happening too depending on the tea/cookie. I’ve always done it with normal boring red rose tea but there are some amazing teas i’ve had not that i’m more “enlightened” that could be interesting… hmmm…

BoxerMama

I definitely had Dad’s Oatmeal cookies tonight with my tea!

CHAroma

I do the exact same thing with Verdant Teas: hold on to them waiting for that time when you can really enjoy them. I’m going to go brew one now! :)

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