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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
421 tasting notes

Verdant episode.

Recently I ordered a shitload of Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha. 8oz. cause I like it. A lot.

Since I was getting a little insecure about my Laoshan Black supply, I also got 2oz of the new harvest, just to make me feel better.

When the order arrived, in the box I found a huge 8oz pouch of LBCG and also a 2oz pouch of the same. So 10oz total of LBCG!!! But no LB :-(

I emailed Verdant, and in no time, they had this matter resolved. They let me keep the extra LBCG and shipped the LB that was MIA in no time. They were so nice and professional as usual, and I got my LB today! Thank you Verdant for handling this so well, I really appreciate it :-)

Now this tea. I’m having it in my black tetsubin reserved for black tea. I don’t use it as often as the one I keep for green, but for some reason, LB just tastes better in that pot.

Last harvest was missing a little bit of that rich chocolate flavour I thought. (Though always super tasty, LB is not always consistent from one harvest to the next I find)

But chocolate is back in force now!

Oh, it’s so yummy. Crusty sour dough bread notes, honey and dark chocolate. It’s medium bodied, but still super rich and flavourful.

The pot keeps it warm, and similar to a yixing clay pot, you don’t wash tetsubin, you just wipe it or quickly rinse it, so over time, it retains some of the flavour. That’s probably why I get the best results with it for LB. For me, it’s best brewed this way or western style. It’s one the rare tea I find that doesn’t taste as good gongfu style. Go figure, maybe I’m just weird.

Pic of this morning’s session:

http://instagram.com/p/rStNjwwhwm/

boychik

Verdant is awesome as usual
I like it western too. You know me I gongfu everything;)

Sarsonator

Wow, that’s great CS! I love it when mistakes are handled promptly and without argument!

christeana1

Yay! Another picture! The tea sounds delicious:)

Cwyn

Interesting!

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boychik

Verdant is awesome as usual
I like it western too. You know me I gongfu everything;)

Sarsonator

Wow, that’s great CS! I love it when mistakes are handled promptly and without argument!

christeana1

Yay! Another picture! The tea sounds delicious:)

Cwyn

Interesting!

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