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drank Laoshan White by Verdant Tea
673 tasting notes

Second Review

Feeling in a blue mood today and one of the best remedies is going through my big stash of tea’s to find just the right cure. What I’m looking for has to be at the top of my list of all time favorites, somewhere in the top 10!

Frankly, I don’t have many white tea’s but this Laoshan White is something unique. Something really special. This is the one!

I would advise not to drink white tea on an empty stomach because it has caffeine. But, you might feel a sense of centerdness which a high quality tea can provide and is a pleasant feeling.

I used a Gaiwan and kept my steeping time at 20 seconds which gave me a rich tea broth and very fragrant light green liquor that smelled like salty buttered green beans and spinach mash. It was a wonderful smell.

When I brought the liquor up to my mouth to drink I inhaled deeply and my sinus’s almost seized up…like an old vehicle…clanging “Wha’z this Bonnie?”..clunk clunk…! “Ouch!” The scent was soooo intense that it hurt! I have to be more careful!(It did smell good though and opened everything up for the tasting session ahead!) Wow!

I took a single sip. Water, like drinking hot tea over ice crystals and the melting ice slippery like little daggers then gone.
The flavor was young, sweet (but still vegital enough) snap pea’s and green beans.

Ah, Grandma’s pole beans. (Did you really think I could get through a review without a STORY?!…OH NO!)
WHEN I was a little girl my family lived so close to the San Francisco Airport (in Milbrae,CA) that when Jet Planes were NEW and flew over our house the TV would go out. AND we had a lot of SONIC BOOMS! You can imagine. I’d be looking for frogs or building a fort and BOOM!, then on my bike BOOM! Mikey Mouse Club, BOOM! NO TV!
My rich grandmother would come to our house every Spring and plant pole beans in the backyard. For some wierd reason her name was LOLITA (not a common Scots name)! (My middle name is LO. Just LO and no more because of her). Anyway, we had beans growing everywhere in long rows filling the whole yard instead of lawn. When I wasn’t busy digging a hole to China (and trying to avoid wherever the devil was), I was picking pole beans or eating the sweet young ones raw..snap…crunch. So good!

My second steeping was better than the first. Sweet. There was something floral…but not…then I thought there was a strawberry fruitiness…but no…ah some honey in the snow peas. Yes, a little honey! Clover honey! And saltiness.
Even though this is such a juicy tea it’s not really creamy. I don’t mind. Everything is so fresh and clean.
There is a draw, some sort of mystery that comes from drinking this Laoshan White. I feel the addictive longing for more. EEKS!

Finally, the third steeping while I am still fairly sane, is like walking through fields, row after row of tended beans along the Watsonville, Santa Cruz Coast in the early evening… right after late watering is done. The fog is about to roll in from the Pacific and I have picked a handful of dripping crisp beans. Snap. I pop several into my mouth to crunch. There is nothing fresher or sweeter.

This last drink reminds me of this coolness and juiciness. Fresh. Sparkling.

I can sit for hours in a beach chair sipping this tea, observing nature and enjoying how the tea makes me feel. So relaxed and centered.

This tea is not to be missed! I’ve upgraded my rating!

Bonnie

It is obvious that after drinking this tea I NO LONGER AM FEELING BLUE! ;)

TeaBrat

Here’s to being happy! Cheers! :)

Bonnie

Thanks Amy Oh. Bonnie Lo.

Spoonvonstup

“When I wasn’t busy digging a hole to China (and trying to avoid wherever the devil was), I was picking pole beans or eating the sweet young ones raw.”

What a sentence! That’s one of my favorites of the year. I absolutely love your stories, Bonnie. Thank you.

Bonnie

We all have our stories. My point is, that when we stop what we’re doing and settle into TEA something magical can happen. When people share stories or even a few words of genuine interest about a tea it makes me excited!

Bonnie

Oh…thanks spoon ….I’m always amazed that anyone even reads this stuff!

Invader Zim

I love reading your posts, always great stories!

Bonnie

I guess I’ve lived long enough. Must be it! Thanks!

ScottTeaMan

Live long and prosper Bonnie! V

Indigobloom

Glad you’re no longer blue Bonnie! but I’d say the Mickey Mouse Club going poof is cause to pout ;)

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Bonnie

It is obvious that after drinking this tea I NO LONGER AM FEELING BLUE! ;)

TeaBrat

Here’s to being happy! Cheers! :)

Bonnie

Thanks Amy Oh. Bonnie Lo.

Spoonvonstup

“When I wasn’t busy digging a hole to China (and trying to avoid wherever the devil was), I was picking pole beans or eating the sweet young ones raw.”

What a sentence! That’s one of my favorites of the year. I absolutely love your stories, Bonnie. Thank you.

Bonnie

We all have our stories. My point is, that when we stop what we’re doing and settle into TEA something magical can happen. When people share stories or even a few words of genuine interest about a tea it makes me excited!

Bonnie

Oh…thanks spoon ….I’m always amazed that anyone even reads this stuff!

Invader Zim

I love reading your posts, always great stories!

Bonnie

I guess I’ve lived long enough. Must be it! Thanks!

ScottTeaMan

Live long and prosper Bonnie! V

Indigobloom

Glad you’re no longer blue Bonnie! but I’d say the Mickey Mouse Club going poof is cause to pout ;)

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Grandmother to 3 teenaged girls and 5 young boys. (we all drink tea!) I began teatime in the Summer over 30 years ago when my children were little. We took a break from play for tea and snacks every day. My children loved tea time.
There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
I attend a wonderful Greek Orthodox Church and enjoy cooking ethnic foods (all kinds). I am disabled with Migraines and Fibromyalgia.
My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
I’ve worked at a Winery, was a System Analyst, in telecom, been an Athlete and Coach, Artist, Vista Volunteer. Love healthy cooking (and delicious food!). Love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Peru, Croatia, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska

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