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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
2169 tasting notes

I am actually upping my rating on this today. I was having a wussy cup of tea and thought to myself, where is that Laoshan black stuff? I must have some now!

Good morning world!

Well if this tea does not wake you up and make an impression upon you, you are probably dead.

Very chocolate-y, malty and dark. Pretty delicious! I am loving this with some soymilk this morning. Definitely a great morning cup of tea if you want something a bit stronger. Thankfully I do not detect any bitterness here which is a great thing for moi. If you miss the taste of coffee you will most likely adore this.

Preparation
2 min, 15 sec
Charles Thomas Draper

It’s a shame you cannot buy more….

David Duckler

@Charles- You will definitely be able to buy more if you are willing to wait one more week. The new harvest of the Laoshan Black is supposed to be excellent, and is on its way. The progress can be tracked on the new live tracking page: http://verdanttea.com/november-shipment-live-tracking/

I will post an update note on the teas that are out when they get back in. (This, Tieguanyin, Cornfields, etc)

I like the tasting note- I am glad that it was strong enough to stand as a morning cup with soy milk. I will have to try that some time.
Thank you!

TeaBrat

@David – Hurray! I’m sure we will all be keen to try the new shipment of tea. :)

Geoffrey

Nice to see that it got you, Amy. This one gets me every time I try it. I brewed it up this morning again, and remembered just how much I love the stuff. Even when I’m away for a while, indulging my affections in a fine golden needle black, this Laoshan tea is always there in my mind – confidently and quietly saying, “You’ll be back…”

TeaBrat

@Geoffrey I will be getting some more when it comes in… oh yes…

David Duckler

Nice- I just went through 10 samples of golden needle today for fun and found myself thinking the same thing- where is that Laoshan Black? I am excited to see how the family perfects this with their second batch this autumn, though I am not sure how they will improve on the first.
Happy tasting,
David

David Duckler

Hello tea friends,
I will be sending an official notice in the next day or two, but I wanted to let you know that the Laoshan Black is in stock again. We now have the new autumn harvest. The tasting notes will be updated soon, but I can say that it is pretty phenomenal so far.

TeaBrat

Hurrah!!!

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Charles Thomas Draper

It’s a shame you cannot buy more….

David Duckler

@Charles- You will definitely be able to buy more if you are willing to wait one more week. The new harvest of the Laoshan Black is supposed to be excellent, and is on its way. The progress can be tracked on the new live tracking page: http://verdanttea.com/november-shipment-live-tracking/

I will post an update note on the teas that are out when they get back in. (This, Tieguanyin, Cornfields, etc)

I like the tasting note- I am glad that it was strong enough to stand as a morning cup with soy milk. I will have to try that some time.
Thank you!

TeaBrat

@David – Hurray! I’m sure we will all be keen to try the new shipment of tea. :)

Geoffrey

Nice to see that it got you, Amy. This one gets me every time I try it. I brewed it up this morning again, and remembered just how much I love the stuff. Even when I’m away for a while, indulging my affections in a fine golden needle black, this Laoshan tea is always there in my mind – confidently and quietly saying, “You’ll be back…”

TeaBrat

@Geoffrey I will be getting some more when it comes in… oh yes…

David Duckler

Nice- I just went through 10 samples of golden needle today for fun and found myself thinking the same thing- where is that Laoshan Black? I am excited to see how the family perfects this with their second batch this autumn, though I am not sure how they will improve on the first.
Happy tasting,
David

David Duckler

Hello tea friends,
I will be sending an official notice in the next day or two, but I wanted to let you know that the Laoshan Black is in stock again. We now have the new autumn harvest. The tasting notes will be updated soon, but I can say that it is pretty phenomenal so far.

TeaBrat

Hurrah!!!

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

Location

San Frandisco

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