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On one of my last orders with Verdant Tea I got some of their Laoshan Genmaicha. When I got the order in I went to go make some to eat with my dinner. When I opened the bag I noticed something strange. The leaves seemed darker then normal, but I figured it just might be my eyes. However, when I finished brewing it I knew it wasn’t right. Instead of the green tea base it was Laoshan black. When I told them of the mix up they apologized and sent out the right batch. I have to say though, This is one tasty mix up.

Interestingly enough, when David emailed me back about it, he said that he thought about making this blend available at one point.

When I sat down to brew this again with different steeping time, I found that it had an awesome flavor. The taste and smell of it remind me of malted bread that has been toasted and buttered, then dusted with cocoa powder. The early steepings are more savory and malty, while the later steepings tasted more sweet, nutty, and chocolaty. It’s like I made two pieces of toast and put butter on one, and then put Nuttella on the other one. It is very hearty and filling,it’s like breakfast in a cup.

Overall it is a very tasty tea. I can see it being a great early morning breakfast brew. I wonder what this would taste like with a spot of almond milk in it.


Specifications

Leaf: A little over 2 tsps
Water: 8oz
Steep Time: 1 minuet; adding another minuet after each steeping.
Sweetener: just a pinch of light agave.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

That does sound like an interesting match!

Ze_Teamaker

It is! Quite the interesting combo.

Sil

oh man! I want to try this! i love their genmaicha AND their laoshan black..

Alphakitty

Wow, that sounds amazing! I hope they do at least a small batch so we can all try it out…

Sil

ooor… we tackle Ze for the tea!

Ze_Teamaker

NOOOOO!!! Runs away I actually have just today sent out the rest of my tea as samples to a few people. Who knows, if it gets a good reception it might become a buy-able blend.

Bonnie

Leave Ze alone…is nice!

Sil

haha :) I hope so! that really does sound delicious…maybe i can get david to accidently send me the wrong tea too…

Kittenna

… petition for David to blend some of this and sell it? :P Sounds like something I’d love to try! Although I don’t think I’d prefer it to the green version.

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Fjellrev

That does sound like an interesting match!

Ze_Teamaker

It is! Quite the interesting combo.

Sil

oh man! I want to try this! i love their genmaicha AND their laoshan black..

Alphakitty

Wow, that sounds amazing! I hope they do at least a small batch so we can all try it out…

Sil

ooor… we tackle Ze for the tea!

Ze_Teamaker

NOOOOO!!! Runs away I actually have just today sent out the rest of my tea as samples to a few people. Who knows, if it gets a good reception it might become a buy-able blend.

Bonnie

Leave Ze alone…is nice!

Sil

haha :) I hope so! that really does sound delicious…maybe i can get david to accidently send me the wrong tea too…

Kittenna

… petition for David to blend some of this and sell it? :P Sounds like something I’d love to try! Although I don’t think I’d prefer it to the green version.

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I have been drinking and makeing tea for me and my mom for most of my life and have been starting to get into loose teas.

I like fruity, spicy, strong teas, Chai’s, Black, and Rooibos. I have recently been trying and getting into Oolongs…

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