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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
160 tasting notes

Another BIG THANKS to Steepster Bonnie for this sample!

About the only tea that I enjoy more than black tea is flavored black tea. I love them all- fruity, sweet, nutty, chocolate, coconut, you name it! So, this was another variety that I was excited to try when it arrived in the mail.

When I opened the packet, a wonderful sweet, chocolatey, coffee-like smell emerged (I don’t like the taste of coffee but I love its aroma) from the packet. I had a feeling immediately that this was going to be good!

I followed Steepster Bonnie’s recommendation and steeped this tea for three minutes at 212 degrees. The color was a light amber. I thought that was interesting for black tea.

At first sip, my palate was instantly pummeled with a terrific sweet taste. I could also detect a slight fruity attribute. Altogether, the flavor is evenly spread with sweetness, tea, and fruit, in perfect harmony. One sensation does not overpower another and there is no bitterness. This tea is extemely pleasant and tasty.

On the packet, with the instructions, Steepster Bonnie summed up this tea in one word: “YUMMY!” I couldn’t have described it any better myself so I’ll leave it at that.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Glad you enjoyed the yummy tea (which you can infuse 4 times from each brewing if I failed to mention that) .

Stoo

You were very thorough. You mentioned that too. I’m on infusion #3 as we speak…uh…type. ;-)

Bonnie

Slosh!

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Bonnie

Glad you enjoyed the yummy tea (which you can infuse 4 times from each brewing if I failed to mention that) .

Stoo

You were very thorough. You mentioned that too. I’m on infusion #3 as we speak…uh…type. ;-)

Bonnie

Slosh!

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I ventured into the world of serious tea drinking in the Summer of 2011. I started out slowly and gently with bagged tea but climbed to the incredible flavorful heights of loose leaf teas in October of that year. Once you go leaf, you never go bag (except when you get free samples)!

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