214 Tasting Notes
This is the first darjeeling tea I can recall having had in loose leaf, and was a sample pack I’ve had for awhile but hadn’t got around to trying.
Brewed leaf aroma is beautiful, and so fragrant of raisins and stewed apricots in honey. The actual tea in the cup aroma is much lighter, and more floral and earthy. Taste is floral honey, and a bit creamy and earthy/woody. Fresh, light and tasty, but quite different from the teas I usually drink, which tend to be bolder I guess.
A lovely light cup of tea which I enjoyed drinking. I wouldn’t keep this in my cupboard as there are other teas I enjoy more, but wouldn’t turn down a cup if offered.
Reviewing autumn 2013 harvest.
This is a really tasty green tea – sweet and a bit savory and toasty without any bitterness.
I’ve had the summer version of this as well, and if I can recall correctly, this autumn version somehow seems heavier and darker green in flavour as compared to the summer one.
I have a bit more of this on order, and will also look forward to trying the summer harvest again once that arrives.
The first time I made this I used too much leaf and found it somewhat bitter. But when I made it again using less leaf to water ratio and a lower steep temperature, I had a delicious and fragrant peachy green tea without the bitterness of my first attempt. Not a lot of jasmine, perhaps just a hint. Re-steeped perfectly. Lovely and refreshing!
Verdant’s teas continue to impress me. This is the first genmaicha I have had and I really like it.
This has such a nutty and delicious aroma, and tastes like cheerios or puffed wheat with the sweetness of creamed corn and buttered beans. Satisfying and so tasty! Love!
Re-steeps with delicious results.
I wanted to compare this to Teavivre’s Premium version so brewed a cup of each and re-steeped both.
For some reason it’s difficult to compare them today, and am unable to decide which I prefer. I feel that this one is fruitier and a bit more floral, but I can’t describe the difference more accurately. Both are really good!
Similar to laoshan black with a dark chocolate, roasty aroma, but there is also a more earthy note and a hint of smokiness to this one.
Flavor is chocolate, malt, sweet potato, honey, some floral and a bit of mushroom earthiness. Second steep becomes stronger in honey aroma and tastes sweeter and creamier.
This is so good!! It is similar to the laoshan black, but in a lighter, less toasty way, and has more of the earthy potato notes with honey that I love. Both are delicious and I’m not sure I could pick a favorite.. but perhaps it would be this one simply because I happen to be drinking it right now. Love it!
Drinking a small pot of this today. Smooth, mellow with earthy sweet potatoes and a bit of caramel.
The last time I drank this I got some citrus notes which I don’t get now; this is more lightly earthy… still really good and easy to drink, and I like it.
Steeped at 190F for 2 1/2 minutes.