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Finally I am getting around to trying this today…

I brewed it Western style for around 3 minutes in an infuser mug with around 180 F water.

I’m eating this with a mango today and I don’t know if this is influencing my perceptions of the tea or not but it does seem a bit fruity to me. I am getting a lot of buttery richness and it is a very smooth brew. Slightly floral in the finish. I think perhaps I need to try it again when I am not eating it with a big bowl of fruit but my initial perceptions are pretty good.

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180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Charles Thomas Draper

Yes. Lay off the mango.

TeaBrat

But I need my vitamin C!

Charles Thomas Draper

Not when it disrupts the flavor of a fine tea….

Ninavampi

Yum… Mango… In Ecuador mangoes are only grown in the rainy season, which is starting now! We should start being able to buy them next week or so. Mangoes are the first sign that Christmas is near!

TeaBrat

@ Charles- the mango was a nice complement to the tea I thought. Will update my rating later if necessary
@ Ninavampi – Mangos are one of my favorite fruit!

Charles Thomas Draper

Yes a healthy, beautiful thing . But they may overpower you oolong….

Spoonvonstup

Mangos are delicious, it’s true, but I think you’ll have a really experience if you taste the tea again without. One thing I’ve found with Verdant’s TGY’s is that the best complement to the tea is more steepings of that tea.. it feels like with each steeping, the tea is prepping your tongue to make everything after so much better.

TeaBrat

I will try again. :)

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Charles Thomas Draper

Yes. Lay off the mango.

TeaBrat

But I need my vitamin C!

Charles Thomas Draper

Not when it disrupts the flavor of a fine tea….

Ninavampi

Yum… Mango… In Ecuador mangoes are only grown in the rainy season, which is starting now! We should start being able to buy them next week or so. Mangoes are the first sign that Christmas is near!

TeaBrat

@ Charles- the mango was a nice complement to the tea I thought. Will update my rating later if necessary
@ Ninavampi – Mangos are one of my favorite fruit!

Charles Thomas Draper

Yes a healthy, beautiful thing . But they may overpower you oolong….

Spoonvonstup

Mangos are delicious, it’s true, but I think you’ll have a really experience if you taste the tea again without. One thing I’ve found with Verdant’s TGY’s is that the best complement to the tea is more steepings of that tea.. it feels like with each steeping, the tea is prepping your tongue to make everything after so much better.

TeaBrat

I will try again. :)

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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

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