5059 Tasting Notes
sipdown! great canadian travelling teabox soooo this tastes similar to laoshan black. Not in an OMG they’re so the same! sort of way, but there are the same sort of notes running through this tea with a little less malt and a little more sweetness/. I don’t get smoke from this at all. Maybe my palate just isn’t as developed as some. This is just a sweet black delicious tea.
sipdown! this was one from the great canadian travelling teabox that i saved so that i could try it later. today is later! I really like this one! It’s like a dark oolong that could almost be coffee like but isn’t’. No smoke to be found in my cup so that’s lovely. Instead it’s delicious…and suddenly all gone? oopsy haha
Sipdown! I purchased a small sample of this one, knowing that i probably wouldn’t like it. While i don’t mind hibiscus, i am not a fan of floral teas. In drinking this one, I can see why verdant recommends that this be cold brewed. I think this would be one of those teas that really pops as a cold brew. I added a little honey to this one and it brought out the flavours of the goji berries. before the honey there was an abundance of rose and coriander. While this is an ok blend, it’s really not for me.
sipdown! go me! at this rate i could almost get to 200 today…almost lol
This is a really earthy puerh. i picked it up in beijing when i was there in february and haven’t had a chance to really try it. I had mostly picked it up to share with others and most of it has gone that way. I much prefer the puerhs that i’ve had from verdant and mandala but this isn’t bad for an every day sort of puerh – provided you can handle the earthiness of this.
sipdown! Another tea for my tea friend down under (well all these verdant ones are…) I quite like this one. I think i need some puerh though shortly just to kick things off again. I am digging this one quite a bit. This is more my cup of tea versus the dragon well. There’s a freshness here that i really like, and although it is a green oolong, it doesn’t quite have that familiar taste that i don’t like going on. I have enjoyed the few steepings of this one that i’ve had, and here’s hoping that my tea swap partner will also enjoy this one from verdant! yay for sharing tea!
SIPDOWN! (mwahahaha getting tired of seeing those from me yet?) My review won’t do this justice since I am not a fan of green teas in the greater scheme of things. You’re better off checking out the reviews from other folks like Bonnie; Matt; Kittenna…etc.
Long story short? I would drink this again. it’s vegetal but in a sweet sort of way. However i only need maybe one green tea in my cupboard since it takes me forever to drink them, so i’m better off with something else :)
SIPDOWN! I’m working on putting a box together for a tea friend down under, so I’ve been saving my verdant samples to keep them fresh as long as possible. Today i’m starting to put the box together so i can finally work on these samples – saving the other half for the tea swap! The instructions call for a tablespon per 8oz so i took lot less and steeped it in less water as well.
I want to try this again at a later date as i think this will be a nice fall tea. There’s a hint of spice in this one that is comforting this cooler morning. I’m not picking up the white tea notes, but i generally have trouble with those. I’m going to hold off rating this for when i get a chance to try a bit more, but this is for sure a tea i’d try again from verdant!
Justea sent these samples out to help out with part of their crowdfunding. They’re doing great things, so take a moment to check out their website! I opted to try this one first, though they were kind enough to send 2 others to me. Before trying their flavoured teas, i wanted to take a moment to enjot the straight black that they sent, since i believe it’s the base of their teas.
This is not a malty tea like others i’ve tried, but there is a good deal of body here to hold my attention. There is some astringency to this, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for a morning cup of tea.
I drink my teas straight, but i can see this being a great morning tea with a little milk and sugar. Overall, a great first impression from Justea!