I started drinking this tea yesterday. Verdant has some new Dancongs available, & part of me want to rush headlong into placing another order (I say ‘another’ because last week I talked myself into placing an order, in order to spend my ‘tea cash’ from Chinese new year. At least I had a good excuse, right?)
So yesterday evening I enjoyed several steepings, & then realizing how late it was getting, I tabled it until today. After a quick rinse, I’ve had several more cups. There are elements of tangerine, incense, & for awhile it was kind of like marshmallow cream. This is, of course, one of my lame reviews, as I have another musician due to show up for a rehearsal any minute, but I wanted to at least mention that I had drank it. I think I wrote a much more extensive review when I first got this tea, if you’re looking for that sort of thing.
Final comment: Sometimes with fancy teas such as this one, teas that require me to be fully present (which I strive to be at all times, but who’s perfect, right?), teas that boast such a wonderful array of flavors, textures, aromas, etc…sigh…sometimes I feel like I’m waiting for something to happen. I mean, there are days where every sip is a revelation. Then there are days where I can’t identify a vowel (if a vowel were a flavor). Sometimes it’s familiar, I know that I know it, I know that I have tasted it…somewhere…but what is it?
Other times I’m caught up in the headiness of an amazingly intricate nirvana of flavors, and I love those times, when I am fully present like I was back in the day, tripping on shrooms & watching houseplants move. (Not an indorsement here, but I ate so many of those back then, I can still watch houseplants move, & they make soft slurping sounds when you water them too. BTW, a few years ago I spent an entire afternoon in my sunroom, watching a meyer lemon flower bloom…it was amazing…so I am capable of being present, sometimes…lol).
ummm….where was I?