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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
911 tasting notes

Look, I have nice logical tasting notes written out for this tea (another delightful share from Angrboda) but there are lots of good tasting notes here talking about the chocolate and cinnamon notes, the delightful sweetness coupled with the light rye-ish grain taste. I mean, it’s delicious, that’s pretty obvious. (And how awesome is it to find natural cinnamon in a tea?!?)

But let me tell you exactly how delicious this tea is. This tea is so good that I had my first cup on Tuesday and by Tuesday afternoon, I ordered 4oz of it. (It should arrive today!) And now I’m having my second cup and I want to go order more because no way will 4oz be enough of this tea. The only tea I’ve done that with before is CTG’s Keemun which remains my favorite tea of all time. (I bought 200g when CTG closed, even though I still had 100g in my pantry. And I wish I had bought more.)

This kind of makes me want to flail around like Kermit the Frog it’s so good. (There actually was a little flailing and some cheering when I saw that tracking had my package out for delivery.) And today it’s giving me hot cocoa – like creamy mouthfeel and everything – which makes me want to flail even more. I love this tea. It’s fantastic. Two cups (plus resteeps) and it has earned a place on my Desert Island Tea List.

I ♥ this tea.

(ETA: The second steep today is cinnamon-y with the endnote of rich dark chocolate. The husband is outside mowing in almost 80° weather but I’m having to restrain myself from going outside to make him try this. I’m sure the last thing he wants right now is hot tea, even if it tastes like a decadent Mexican hot chocolate.)

Bonnie

It’s satisfying when all the hype for a product proves not to be hype after all. I could live on this, my strong Congou Keemun, Roasty Oolongs and box of Shou. Who needs food.

Auggy

Food is vastly overrated! :)

Angrboda

Yay, Kermit-flail!

gmathis

Aww…the Kermit visual made me smile!

fleurdelily

! OOOOOOOOH! the sacred ‘Desert Island Tea List’ ! OMG! I must try it

Auggy

Ang & gmathis – I think if Steepster allowed embedded images a Kermit flail gif might have been the entire tasting note. :)
Fleurdelily – It’s truly awesome!

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Bonnie

It’s satisfying when all the hype for a product proves not to be hype after all. I could live on this, my strong Congou Keemun, Roasty Oolongs and box of Shou. Who needs food.

Auggy

Food is vastly overrated! :)

Angrboda

Yay, Kermit-flail!

gmathis

Aww…the Kermit visual made me smile!

fleurdelily

! OOOOOOOOH! the sacred ‘Desert Island Tea List’ ! OMG! I must try it

Auggy

Ang & gmathis – I think if Steepster allowed embedded images a Kermit flail gif might have been the entire tasting note. :)
Fleurdelily – It’s truly awesome!

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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