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This tea came in my last order from Verdant – at times the traditional dragonwells seem a little light on flavor for me but I have always enjoyed the Laoshan greens I got from Verdant.

1st steep: around 2.5 minutes at 180 in the infuser mug. This is a very vegetal tea which reminds me of green beans but also has a creamy, almost vanilla like flavor lurking in the background. It is not wimpy, no Sir-eeee! It tastes like something that was just picked out of the garden. Not very astringent at all.

2nd steep: Just as nice as the first. A little sweeter now as the vegetal notes are fading slightly, but still so tasty! I think this tea is definitely a keeper!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

You know, I was tasting some Dragonwells at the festival last weekend and thinking that they were kind of weak. Not very vegital or watery or astringent. You’re right that this is full of bean taste in the mouth and clean without changing into a bad taste.

TeaBrat

yep – I find so many of them to be kind of flavorless…

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Bonnie

You know, I was tasting some Dragonwells at the festival last weekend and thinking that they were kind of weak. Not very vegital or watery or astringent. You’re right that this is full of bean taste in the mouth and clean without changing into a bad taste.

TeaBrat

yep – I find so many of them to be kind of flavorless…

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