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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
435 tasting notes

2nd review…

As I woke up this morning, before I had this wonderful tea, I asked myself a question:

IF…  there was only one tea left on this earth, what would I want it to be?  

IF… I had to choose only one tea that I would have to drink for the rest of my life, which would it be? 

There are several ways to ask the same question…bottom line, for me the result is always the same:  VERDANT LAOSHAN BLACK.

Why was I asking myself this question? Well, I just bought a new tea book, and this is how it opens:

«Tea is a friend of meditation, keeping the heart immerged in profound tranquility.  Tea is wings of imagination, lifting  people above the mundane world while remaining clear minded, getting people nearer wisdom rather than losing sanity.»  

Could the meaning of tea be expressed in a better way? 

Why do these words hit home for me? I have to quote myself from a previous review: «Tea protects me from insanity, people around me know, tea is my religion, a sacred temple, an escape, a source of inspiration and meditation».

When I wrote that, I meant it, of course but it was several months ago, and I had never tried a tea of exception such as this one. I now come to the realization that not all teas can make you feel this way…In retrospect, I now understand that the true meaning of my own words comes alive with this tea. 

I don’t know if what I’m trying to say comes across clearly enough.

See, I don’t really have a rating system, I go as I feel at the moment I write my review.  From now on, in order to give a rating of 100, a tea will have to make me feel the way it is so beautifully written in that first page of this new tea book of mine.

Laoshan black does…

Having said that, I hope there will never be only ONE tea left on this earth! What a sad vision :-(

Indigobloom

this will never happen!! we must take care of our planet… so that there is always tea! (and everything else of course:P)

TheTeaFairy

Indigo, thanks for mentioning that, taking care of our planet…

Bonnie

I know from all I’ve learned about Laoshan Village that the He family would be pleased that you love the tea they grew to share with you. You understand how special it is and have made the connection beyond the flavor in the cup. This only can happen when you are tranquil and still. Taking time with tea is hard at first in our hectic society but worth the effort.

TheTeaFairy

As a matter of fact, I respect this tea so much, I will have it ONLY if I know I have TIME or it…As you mentioned, there’s real people’s labor behind this tea that we must be thankful for.

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Indigobloom

this will never happen!! we must take care of our planet… so that there is always tea! (and everything else of course:P)

TheTeaFairy

Indigo, thanks for mentioning that, taking care of our planet…

Bonnie

I know from all I’ve learned about Laoshan Village that the He family would be pleased that you love the tea they grew to share with you. You understand how special it is and have made the connection beyond the flavor in the cup. This only can happen when you are tranquil and still. Taking time with tea is hard at first in our hectic society but worth the effort.

TheTeaFairy

As a matter of fact, I respect this tea so much, I will have it ONLY if I know I have TIME or it…As you mentioned, there’s real people’s labor behind this tea that we must be thankful for.

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Time to update this profile of mine…it’s 2015!!

I am French Canadian, so please forgive me if my English is not always perfect :-/

My relationship with tea in a nutshell:

I’m married to straight Black. I have torrid love affairs with Oolong and Puerh. I party with Green and White occasionally. Flavored are not my BFF, I usually stay away from them.

Love Steepster, a place for tea lovers, where you learn and share with others.

About me:

I am a free spirit, I let people be who they are and expect the same in return.

Books! I love classic literature, but also modern and pretty much anything that captures my attention.

Music is also something I can’t live without… From Bach to Nirvana, my ears know no boundaries…

Animal and nature lover, amateur photographer.

I’ve been drinking tea for as long as I can remember.

Drinking tea is a sensorial experience. The name in itself “Camellia Sinensis” lingers the promess of an adventure for the senses…

Not a big «swapper», but will occasionally. Not because I don’t want to share but because I’m trying not to hoard so much.

Also, I have narrowed down the teas I really like over the years, and I don’t feel the need to try and buy everything the way I used to. (Maybe I have become a tea snob? Sigh…)

My ratings: because I pretty much drink only teas that I judge exceptional, my ratings are usually high. Don’t be shocked to see lots of 90’s and a few 100’s. That’s because I’ve had my share of crapy teas and I’m done with that ;-)

You can find me on Instagram here, I post about my tea sessions mostly, but also about the beautiful nature that surrounds me, and my fury companions :-)

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The Laurentians, Canada

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