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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Every time I drink this tea, I’m like, “THIS is the BEST TEA EVER!!!”.
I really LOVE Laoshan Black, it’s just so awesome! Since I have so many black teas (32, not counting trades), I am drinking a different black tea each day, which I really enjoy. Otherwise I’d settle in on a few that I am totally in love with & drink them every day, & then they would lose some of their specialness. I will probably narrow it back down to maybe 14 at some point, & do a 2 week rotation, but a one month rotation is nice because each time a tea such as this one comes back around, I am reminded of why it is so awesome. The flavors really stand out!

AureliaFish

How do you brew this one? I just ordered an ounce of it to play around with brewing strategies because the first time I tried it it tasted like i dipped my tongue in cocoa powder and nothing else.

Terri HarpLady

I steep 1 TB in a standard mug for 3 minutes. I give the re-steep 5 minutes. I have tried it in the Gaiwan also, & occasionally go that way, but this is my favorite way to do it, & it ROCKS! :D

AureliaFish

I will try it that way when i get my package :0 thanks!

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AureliaFish

How do you brew this one? I just ordered an ounce of it to play around with brewing strategies because the first time I tried it it tasted like i dipped my tongue in cocoa powder and nothing else.

Terri HarpLady

I steep 1 TB in a standard mug for 3 minutes. I give the re-steep 5 minutes. I have tried it in the Gaiwan also, & occasionally go that way, but this is my favorite way to do it, & it ROCKS! :D

AureliaFish

I will try it that way when i get my package :0 thanks!

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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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