3091 Tasting Notes

First cuppa the day, I think my taste buds are a little off, as this cup is mostly tart & floral.

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Another one from Sil, which I think she got from Schmiracle.
I used to have a pretty good collection of fandom teas from Adagio. My sons & I were really having a good time with their blends for awhile, especially the Dr. Who & Hobbit ones.
So, the first thing I noticed when I opened this was the aroma of almond, which was kind of pronounced. I’ve tried all three of the teas in this blend, but never together. It’s actually pretty tasty, especially with Maple added.
Sipdown 387

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drank Nutmeg Cream by Butiki Teas
3091 tasting notes

Thank you Sil for sharing this sample with me!
This tea smells like eggnog, & I love eggnog! I also love nutmeg, & I grate it into so many things, especially pancakes.
This tea is delicious, especially with a little Maple added (of course, how could I not?)
This should be a permanent blend in Ms Stacy’s Arsenal of Awesomeness!

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Green tea with Jasmine? What’s so decadent about that?

I guess my idea of decadence runs along other lines: chocolate, caramel, creamy texture, rich & amazing, sexy even…oh, & make it black!

For my personal taste buds, there is nothing decadent about green tea, although I do enjoy it. I also enjoy jasmine, sometimes more than others, but to me this is just another green tea with jasmine. End of story.

That’s to my dear Sil for sharing it, but I do enjoy trying new teas. Also thanks to MissB, who shared her sample with Sil (who shared it with me).

Terri HarpLady

oh, & it’s a sipdown.


Lol, I agree, love both jasmine and green but much prefer your description of what decadent should be ;-)


That’s TOTALLY not decadent. I’d be pretty disappointed with that combo after reading that title.

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It’s been a little while since I drank this one. This tea is an ultimate breakfast blend, combining Verdant’s top teas from 4 genres into one amazingly balanced cup. White, roasted oolong, 2 blacks, & shu puerh, each contributing elements of excellence: Sweet, chocolate, rich mouth, a little spice, cake…yumm!

This blend shifts from time to time, as the Shu, Oolong, & White teas change, but the 2 black teas, Laoshan Black & Zhu Rong have been constant, at least since I’ve known this blend. Each batch has been slightly different, but they’ve all been awesome.

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My tastebuds are a little wonky from burning my tongue this morning, but this was still a very enjoyable cup combining a certain floral quality with the earthy richness of sweet potatoes.

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I probably should have more to say about this one, but I’ve had a rough time with tea this morning! I had to be out the door at 9am to go play a wedding, so I started a cup of this one, & forgot to set the timer. I was making breakfast, changing a broken string, & other multitasking activities, so it probably steeped 10 minutes. Needless to say, it was bitter, so it was dumped. I made another cup, took a sip too soon & burnt my tongue, loaded my harp, changed into my gig clothes, & it was tasty, but lukewarm at that point.
I got back from the wedding & made a third cup, and then sat with it until it was cool enough to sip. It’s quite good. Nicely malty, the floral aspect is a little more on the savory side, just a little bitterness, with a nice milky kind of mouth.

I am suffering from not enough tea, & I need food too. The only real decision I have to make is what teas I’m taking to Tony’s house & which pjs I want to spend the next 36 hours in.

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This is a gentle cup, with the earthy sweetness of sweet potato, & kind of a yeasty quality to it as well.


This is waiting in my teavivre shopping basket. :)

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
3091 tasting notes

Sometimes I really wonder how it is that this tea tastes the way it does. I mean, really, how? If I don’t drink it for awhile, I start wondering if I just imagined it’s awesomeness, or maybe it was the power of suggestion. But then I drink a cup, & there it is: Chocolate! Awesome roasty chocolate goodness. Not just the feeling of it, but the actual taste. It varies from season to season, sometimes more beanier. But ultimately, this tea is pretty awesome.

I think they take tons of cacao hulls, chop them up, & bury them near the tea plants.
Yup, that’s got to be it!


I haven’t had any in a while. Perhaps that’ll be my tea tomorrow morning :)


This is one of my favorite teas too! I have a little left but am trying not to drink it up until I can place my order once their new supply comes in. :)


I love this tea so very very much. I’m in Dallas visiting friends and this is one of the teas I brought to share with them so they can share in the awesome.

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I drank this earlier today:
1T + 8oz X 3/5min

Like nearly every YS tea I’ve tried, it’s delicious! A pleasant thick mouth, nicely malty, creamy, sweet, & slightly savory at the same time. There is a chocolate sensation, but it doesn’t really taste chocolaty to me. I think the 2nd steep was just as good as the first!

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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!


St. Louis, MO



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