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I’m not a huge green tea lover but this is definitely one of the nicer ones I have tried lately. I need to write my review since I just finished the sample! It has a wonderful fresh and nutty smell when you open the bag. The tea is super mellow and rich, has a walnut taste and a bit of butter in the finish. I would recommend it without hesitation.

Like a lot of green teas this one is a finicky creature and is easy to ruin if you steep it with water that is too hot or steeping time that is too long. This makes it difficult for me to enjoy at work where I don’t have the benefit of being able to stand around with my timer and thermometer! I was a skeptic but am amazed at how much better my greens are when I keep the water temp. lower & the steeping time short.

I have enjoyed these Laoshan green teas very much, thanks to Verdant for making them available…

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Charles Thomas Draper

Once you get the hang of brewing greens you will love them…

TeaBrat

you are probably right!

ScottTeaMan

Amy, have you ever tried Tai Ping Hou Kui? It is smooth & delicious…..one of my favorites.

What about you Charles?

TeaBrat

Scott -I have not. Where do you get yours from?

Charles Thomas Draper

Yes Scott. I tried Uptons. Very nice

ScottTeaMan

I’ve gotten mine from H & S, and I bought some from Stash.Harney’s was really good, but I haven’t tried Stash’s yet. Haven’t tried Upton’s yet Charles.

Charles Thomas Draper

I am loving everything that I have got from Verdant. Greens, Oolongs, Black or Puerh….

ScottTeaMan

Yeah, I’ll have to check them out!

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Charles Thomas Draper

Once you get the hang of brewing greens you will love them…

TeaBrat

you are probably right!

ScottTeaMan

Amy, have you ever tried Tai Ping Hou Kui? It is smooth & delicious…..one of my favorites.

What about you Charles?

TeaBrat

Scott -I have not. Where do you get yours from?

Charles Thomas Draper

Yes Scott. I tried Uptons. Very nice

ScottTeaMan

I’ve gotten mine from H & S, and I bought some from Stash.Harney’s was really good, but I haven’t tried Stash’s yet. Haven’t tried Upton’s yet Charles.

Charles Thomas Draper

I am loving everything that I have got from Verdant. Greens, Oolongs, Black or Puerh….

ScottTeaMan

Yeah, I’ll have to check them out!

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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

Website

http://sanfrantea.teatra.de

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