I drank several short steeps of this while I was practicing this afternoon, in sets of 3: 1 in the cup, 2 in the pitcher. The first round looked like this:
5G + 4oz adorable blue lotus porcelain teapot (rinse) X 5/10/15 seconds.
These cups were lovely, light chocolate a sweet caramel.
2nd round 30/45/60 seconds. Also a tasty treat, with building flavor
The 3rd round was just meh for me… that is when the gravely gut starts, so onward to another tea.

This is still my least favorite of verdant’s black tea offerings. Maybe I just haven’t found the right steeping parameters…sigh…

Bonnie

I really like this with lots of leaf, 3minutes western style and cream and sugar. DESSERT! (I use can milk cuz I live alone, don’t drink whole milk, and I don’t like weak milk or grey tea.)

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Bonnie

I really like this with lots of leaf, 3minutes western style and cream and sugar. DESSERT! (I use can milk cuz I live alone, don’t drink whole milk, and I don’t like weak milk or grey tea.)

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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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