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So I received this yesterday! I’m so, so excited as this is my first Verdant Tea experience. I was really impressed by how quickly everything was assembled and shipped. The dry leaf smells of sesame and stone. The appearance is dark black/brown, and wiry. I’ll be doing multiple steeps over the day so stay tuned!
First steep: 10 seconds (after short rinse). This tasted a lot like bread to me with honey. There is some sweetness and some stone/rock flavor (my favorite). There is some very subtle nut notes tossed in there as well. Overall I’m pretty impressed with it at such a short steep time.
Second steep: 12 seconds. This one is a little darker than the first steep. The smell of this steep is even more nutty than the first infusion. The leaves have unfurled more and remind me of deep olive leather. Wow! The flavor is so different this time. There are caramel-like notes, nut, and much less rock flavor. It is roasty and almost creamy. Very satisfying.
Third steep: ~15 seconds. I kind of lost track of the time! I had a bit of a brain gap. This steep is much more mellow, sweet, and rocky. There is a very slight hint of spice in this; it is extremely subtle.
Fourth steep: ~20 seconds. I’m relaxing with this and some guzheng music (one of my favorites). It is bread like this time, roasted and grain-like. All of the flavors seem a bit more muted this time. Also flavors of almond skins and summer stones.
Fifth steep: ~25 seconds. This will probably be my final steep of this set of leaves. There are sweet honey and rock notes with a calming creaminess.
overall: I have really enjoyed this tea today. I have to say that Wuyi teas are generally my favorites. They are very complex and subtle. I think that I got just a bit tea drunk sipping this. I feel euphoric, happy, and relaxed. This is better than I’ve felt all week. Tea is a medicine in its own right.

Bonnie

It is a medicine for me also and I’m glad you are enjoying your tea.

Terri HarpLady

This is another one I also enjoy!

Tamm

I think tea has totally gotten me through this end of finals week(s).
I actually totally spaced that it was also a sample in the $5 for 5 teas deal; so I have an excess amount of it. Good thing I loved it!

Fjellrev

Ahhh, I’m sipping on this for the first time and I am guessing the roastiness too! It’s fabulous.

Tamm

Incendiare, I know right? I love this type of oolong. I’ve loved the teas I’ve tried so far!

Fjellrev

“Guessing” the roastiness. Oh man, I am on crack. But yeah, it tastes roastier than expected, but in an awesome way. That’s great you’re loving them so far!

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Bonnie

It is a medicine for me also and I’m glad you are enjoying your tea.

Terri HarpLady

This is another one I also enjoy!

Tamm

I think tea has totally gotten me through this end of finals week(s).
I actually totally spaced that it was also a sample in the $5 for 5 teas deal; so I have an excess amount of it. Good thing I loved it!

Fjellrev

Ahhh, I’m sipping on this for the first time and I am guessing the roastiness too! It’s fabulous.

Tamm

Incendiare, I know right? I love this type of oolong. I’ve loved the teas I’ve tried so far!

Fjellrev

“Guessing” the roastiness. Oh man, I am on crack. But yeah, it tastes roastier than expected, but in an awesome way. That’s great you’re loving them so far!

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