drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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I finally got a sample of this tea. I was really looking forward to it because it seems to be worshipped on steepster alongside laoshan black. Well, it smelled and tasted a lot like potatoes. You know, “po-ta-toes! Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew!” ;) The taste also has a bit of spice at the end of the sip. I had 3 steeps of the same leaves brewed western style (I think 1-minute infusions) and the flavor remained pretty much the same.

Overall, I wasn’t that into this tea. Maybe the potato-like black teas aren’t my thing? I guess we’ll see because I also have a sample of the Yu Lu that I haven’t tried yet. I still have some of this left, so I’m willing to give it another go. Don’t really want to mess with gongfu style though, because I feel like a tea should at the base, be good brewed western style, and if that’s the case, then gongfu is icing on the cake.

Sil

i don’t like this one nearly as much as a lot of steepsterites. The type of tea just doesn’t seem to be up my alley :)

Cavocorax

Isn’t this one of the more expensive Verdant Teas? It’s probably better for your wallet this way!

Sil

haha true!

Tealizzy

Sil – yay! I’m not alone!

Cavocorax – yes it is! More money for other teas!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

If it tastes like potatoes, I think I need to try it!

Tealizzy

Lol! @Fuzzy_Peachkin

Fjellrev

After reading some of the more recent reviews describing it as starchy potato, I’ve been less excited to try it haha.

Chizakura

Yeah, I’m not sure if I want to try this to be honest. It’s so high risk (the price) and so far I haven’t been extremely fond of Yunnan teas I’ve tried.

(“What’s… taters? D:”)

Tealizzy

Chizakura – ;)

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Sil

i don’t like this one nearly as much as a lot of steepsterites. The type of tea just doesn’t seem to be up my alley :)

Cavocorax

Isn’t this one of the more expensive Verdant Teas? It’s probably better for your wallet this way!

Sil

haha true!

Tealizzy

Sil – yay! I’m not alone!

Cavocorax – yes it is! More money for other teas!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

If it tastes like potatoes, I think I need to try it!

Tealizzy

Lol! @Fuzzy_Peachkin

Fjellrev

After reading some of the more recent reviews describing it as starchy potato, I’ve been less excited to try it haha.

Chizakura

Yeah, I’m not sure if I want to try this to be honest. It’s so high risk (the price) and so far I haven’t been extremely fond of Yunnan teas I’ve tried.

(“What’s… taters? D:”)

Tealizzy

Chizakura – ;)

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I thought my profile needed a facelift, so here we go:

My obsession with tea really started around October 2012 when I discovered DavidsTea. Before that, I had the occasional cup and enjoyed going out to afternoon tea with my mom. I was really into An Afternoon to Remember’s creme brulee tea, since they had an afternoon tea place at that time, which has since closed…so sad and I haven’t found a good replacement.

So, I kinda went nuts when I discovered both DavidsTea and Lupicia in the SF mall, and I still frequent them, though my tastes have substantially changed over time from wanting to try all the teas to being a bit more particular.

Once I discovered steepster, literally by looking up reviews of a DavidsTea tea, I was hooked! So many tea companies I never heard of and everything sounding so delicious!

I found I still love dessert teas, like flavored black teas, but I also really enjoy oolong (both green and roasted). I occasionally enjoy flavored rooibos and white teas. I’ve had a rough time with puerh, and still think it tastes like leather. Recently, after having some really amazing teas from Teavivre, I can now say I love unflavored Chinese black teas and green teas.

Favorite tea companies right now include: Teavivre, Golden Moon, Butiki, Lupicia, and DavidsTea.

Just a note: I don’t rate my teas numerically because my iPad doesn’t like the scroll bar. Maybe someday that will change…hint hint, steepster! ;)

P.S. My profile picture is of one of my 2 cats, Holly, who is a little princess but very photogenic, and she loves boxes, including those that bring me tea! :)

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