One of the best things about Verdant’s TOMC Classic is that we get to sample the newest teas. I’m really grateful that they started making a note of telling us what they are sending, because I had the habit of ordering teas as they become available, only to end up getting more of the tea I just ordered. Sometimes that can be a good thing, but in the case of green teas, a little goes a long way (for me, at least). I have to be careful drinking green teas, as I tend to get a stomach ache if I drink too much. These very short steepings help, but I rarely make it to the 6th round. Not all greens have this effect on me, but they tend to, & of course, I can never drink them on an empty stomach ever.

This is a lovely spring green that brews into a pale cup, very mild in flavor, but somehow bright & lively on the tongue. I totally get the oats & soymilk essence, and the ‘green-ness’ of the flavor is like peas or some other spring veggie, always so familiar & yet hard for me to place.

TheTeaFairy

Can’t wait to get my shipment of this! As I remember from last spring, it’s a very mellow green with no bitterness at all. I know what you mean about that familiar vegetal taste hard to name specifically sometimes. « greenness » is totally appropriate :-)

Dag Wedin

The reserveclub will be four springteas aswell :)

Terri HarpLady

I saw that, Dag. I think I will have my quota of spring greens covered…for quite awhile! :)

Terri HarpLady

My only concern: It looks like one of them is Mrs. Li’s Dragonwell. I’m assuming this is Ms. Li’s even-more-spectacular Dragonwell?

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TheTeaFairy

Can’t wait to get my shipment of this! As I remember from last spring, it’s a very mellow green with no bitterness at all. I know what you mean about that familiar vegetal taste hard to name specifically sometimes. « greenness » is totally appropriate :-)

Dag Wedin

The reserveclub will be four springteas aswell :)

Terri HarpLady

I saw that, Dag. I think I will have my quota of spring greens covered…for quite awhile! :)

Terri HarpLady

My only concern: It looks like one of them is Mrs. Li’s Dragonwell. I’m assuming this is Ms. Li’s even-more-spectacular Dragonwell?

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!

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