drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
101 tasting notes

I ordered the 5 Teas For $5 pack from Verdant Tea last month and it just arrived!

First steep, 10 sec: Whoa chocolate! The more I sip, the more I taste fudge.
Second, 10: Chocolate aroma is gone completely. It smells like sesame. I ordered Adagio’s Sesame tea last month and I wished it smelled as good as this. I have a feeling I’m going to have to order this. Tastes like honey, really smooth.
3, 40 s: Chocolate flavour is back, but lighter.
4, 1 min: Sesame taste
5, 1:30 …regular black tea
6, 2 min: so sweet! Amazing chocolate and honey in the aftertaste. Like rice but not in a bad way.

And I lost track after that. I was so delighted with this tea. I didn’t expect it to live up to expectations but it surpassed them!

JustJames

this sampler was how i first fell in love with verdant… kinda wild that it’s all technique and surrounding crops that the amazing flavour is determined, isn’t it?

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JustJames

this sampler was how i first fell in love with verdant… kinda wild that it’s all technique and surrounding crops that the amazing flavour is determined, isn’t it?

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I’m a queer lady in my late twenties who loves cats, comic books, travel, and photography. I fell in love with tea in late 2011. My “tea corner” is now threatening to overthrow the kitchen! I’m the worst at writing so I’m sorry about the babbling messes my reviews will most likely be.

DAVIDsTEA was my first introduction to loose leaf tea and I’ve remained pretty loyal to them (especially since they’re a Canadian company so their shipping price isn’t ridiculous and delivery is speedy!) I’ve recently ventured into teas by 52teas, Della Terra Teas and the Metropolitan Tea Company.

The first teas I really enjoyed were dessert ones (and I still overloaded them with sugar, blech!). I still like them but now I’m trying to get into less-sugary teas. I loooooove me a good genmaicha and have a weakness for most oolongs.

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