2485 Tasting Notes
Man, I wish I’d gotten more of this!
This is the most amazing & awesome Aged Tieguanyin I think I’ve ever tasted, seriously, I mean that!
The dry leaf has an appealing mahogany & chocolate color, with an aroma of dried dark fruits: prunes perhaps? Now I’m thinking dried cherries!
I preheated my Gaiwan & warmed the leaf, & it’s a thick fruity cakey aroma, drizzled with caramel syrup
All that, & I haven’t even added water yet!
Every word used on the Verdant website to describe this tea is dead on accurate. Layers of aromas & flavors present themselves & linger.
I’m on my 10th steep, & this is a rich apple dessert, tart apples that have been stewed on low for awhile, so that they are a thick caramelized pie filling, topped with blanched almonds, & warm caramel sauce, with a hint of rosewater…sigh…and these flavors linger, filling my mouth with echoes of mouth watering yum!
I wish I’d gotten ALOT more of this one!
Although I’m not a big fan of flavored teas, I do tea blend that include *real*ingredients. Of course, when you’re using real things, as opposed to artificial or (supposedly) natural flavors, it’s harder to get a depth of taste. That’s why I admire Verdant’s blend efforts. I don’t always enjoy their blends.the Earl of Anxi was IMHO awful. It started out nice enough, but the frankincense made me sick to my stomach. I did like the idea of it though, & most people loved it. On the other hand, Sichuan Caravan & Laoshan black chocolate genmaicha are wonderful! I love verdants commitment to keeping it real, & their creativity in doing so.
And I love this tea! It’s especially nice with a pinch of sweet, & I’m having a creamy cup of spicy orange cake with vanilla frosting, something I could never actually eat without suffering consequences for days. Proof that you can have your cake & drink it too?
Drinking my daily cup of Elderberry. I went by Cheryl’s yesterday to restock, & I have to say, this is the best Elderberry I’ve ever had!! Although the berries are dried, they have a juicy fruitiness to the aroma & taste, I feel like I’m Anne of Greene Gables, drinking a cordial. The brew is rich, sweet, & thick with flavor, & I think I’m gonna have to buy a lb of these this year!
It’s a rare treat when ‘medicine’ tastes so good that I look forward to my next cup!
I’ve been sipping on this Sheng for a couple of hours, & enjoying the good vibes that it brings. I think I gave a pretty good description the last time I had a session with it, so I won’t go into any long winded detailed account of each steeping. Right now the cup is sweet, like a light nectar, with just a hint of smoke & a camphor after-glow. My brain is lit up like a lightbulb, & I feel very relaxed & present. This is a crystal clear sheng, & I’m really enjoying it!