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really going to miss this one when it’s gone. only 1 more cup’s worth left :(

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drank Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait by DAVIDsTEA
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compared this one to a 2013 sample that dexter had sent. The good news is, that this one is slightly more chocolatey and malty…it’s just mild. more to come…adventure time with puppy in the woods!

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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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Next up – 2016 Spring Reserve LB – Verdant vs Imperial grade LB from YS

-similar aroma dry and brewed
-verdant version is more cocoa-ey while YS has a bit more sweet and bread?yam? like flavour going on. i think these two are pretty close in terms of how i feel about them. Not sure i’d pick one over the other..they’re both slightly different but still have that delicious LB from a few years back going on. At 15$ vs 9.50 for 50g, the better deal is Yunnan sourcing, though if you factor in shipping, they may be compareable since with verdant you can hit free shipping and with YS you never do unless i’ve missed something somewhere heh.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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drank Random Steepings by Various Artists
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First up.

Autumn harvest 2015 Laoshan Black Verdant VS Classic Laoshan Black 2016 – Yunnan sourcing

I brewed these western style since that’s generally my go to, especially when things are busy as they have been for…uh ever. 200 degrees, 3.5 mins.
LB from verdant has a less intense aroma…you can still smell the bready, cocoa-ey notes…but then you git YS’s version and there’s no contest…YS version is so much more intense and present.
drinking it? today. verdant’s version is tasty…but lacking the richness of YS’s version which occasionally tastes like i’ve just had chocolate in my mouth and there’s a distinct after taste of that chocolate. the brew with YS also has a thicker mouth feel. Now i know i’m comparing 2 different years and different seasons, but both are still available online, so worth a comparison imo. Between these two…Yunnan Sourcing is the clear winner.

(still have 1st picking and reserve from verdant to compare against AND i’ve got the imperial version from YS as well…)

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drank Cardamom French Toast by DAVIDsTEA
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soooo good… really want to see this one come back. Wish there was a magic tea wand that could turn teas i’m less a fan of into this one for me lol

VariaTEA

Haha it may still arrive. DAVIDs seems to have a habit of making the teas of the month old blends

Sil

want. nao.

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