216 Tasting Notes

drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
216 tasting notes

Finally I was able to try the golden fleece!

Very fragrant and earthy. Tastes of sweet potato with a bit of pepper and creamy nutmeg, the faintest hint of dark mushroom, and lots of honey. Somehow this is still clean and sparking, and lasts throughout many steepings. Becomes sweeter with honey notes as the cup cools.

Very delicious and a pleasure to drink! I think I need more of this beautiful tea!

200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 15 sec

Yay! I remembered I have a sample of this that I got before Christmas with my order! I’ll be able to taste this lovely tea again :D


Such a nice treat!! :-)


Earlier today I thought I should try my sample of this soon!


Love this one too!


I was really looking forward to having this and was waiting for a day off when I didn’t have anything planned. A special tea day! :-)


Oh, the tea that I’m dying to try, it’s been on my shopping list for so long! And when I went to order it couple of weeks ago, they were out! lol I hope they restock soon…


I am not sure when they restock this one… I had purchased a sample to try and was going to get more, but like you, found it to be out of stock when I went to order! Let’s hope it comes back!

Terri HarpLady

I drank this one today too :)
There’s something rich & lush about this tea, especially with short steepings. I love it.


hehe..what a tease! I’m saving my last spoonful to have another day – need to make it last! ;-)

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drank Vanilla Citrus Spice by Verdant Tea
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This is an outstanding blend that tastes like vanilla gingerbread/spice cake with creamy orange citrus frosting. So good!!
I re-steeped this many times and the ginger becomes more prominent and flavorful – like a most delicious herbal tisane.
Brewed about 1 tbsp for 5 or 6 minutes initially (Sil parameters), with re-steeps longer.
I love this blend; for me it is absolutely delicious!!


i love that it’s become “sil’s paramters” haha i do love this one :)


:-) It’s so good!

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When I made this it instantly reminded me of bubblegum – the kind that comes in those round balls. First the way it smelled, and then the taste…bubblegum. The spearmint in this is quite sweet which is probably enhanced by the vanilla and other spices, and I didn’t taste cinnamon so much but there was something else..possibly clove.
Not something I’d have again but glad to have tried it.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
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Drinking a delicious cup (or two) of this before I go to work on this snowy day.
Malty, toasty goodness and so satisfying – perfect for today.

I gave my husband a sip of the cup to try – he said it was good and that it reminded him of "that japanese tea with the roasted barley in it". hehe.. Good description about the barley I thought!

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I love this beautiful tea! It is so velvety rich and satisfying with lots of potato chip, pepper and orange notes. Re-steeps amazingly and remains delicious and fragrant throughout – I could easily drink this all day!


Yep, so many yummy tastes in this tea!

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This is like breakfast in a cup. Toasty and malty in both flavor and aroma. It smells more chocolatey than it tastes to me, especially before brewing, but is very, very delicious. Drank with a bit of cream. Yum!

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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Brewed up the last of my tin. Delicious nutty cocoa flavoured tea – best brewed with extra leaf.

I enjoyed drinking this and would possibly repurchase sometime, although I think I do prefer the Soho blend for a H&S chocolate tea as I love the coconut in that one – Florence has a darker, more subdued chocolate taste, which is still very nice.

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I drank numerous cups of this throughout the afternoon.
Crisp, sweet and nutty with a hint of buttery spinach. No bitterness.
Delicious, and a pleasure to drink even when cool.

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This is one of my favorite teas, and so delicious on this wintery day.
Buttery sweet potato with orange and pepper. So rich and tasty!!
Going to re-steep for another cup as this one went fast!

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drank Chocolate Chili Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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This was free with a recent purchase when at the store. Since I couldn’t think of anything else I wanted to try and my spouse had sniffed this in the display by the cash register and pronounced it “good”, decided just to try this since it was free and I hadn’t had it before.

It smells quite nice and chocolatey but the flavor doesn’t quite seem to match. There is some chocolate and some heat from the peppers, but somehow there is something lacking. It is very similar to read my lips but the mint in that one seems to give it that little something extra that this doesn’t have. It is an OK tea but not my favorite. Better with cream or milk and when cools a bit.

Probably would be a good base for hot chocolate!


The scent totally sucked me in too but was really disappointed in the flavour. Hope you can make the best out of the free tea, though!


Yeah, glad it was free. I’m sure it won’t be too hard to use up.

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Love loose-leaf tea. My favorite right now is black unflavored, which I often drink with a small dash of milk but sometimes just clear.

I enjoy finding favorites and what I like to keep in my cupboard.

I also enjoy Chinese green teas, and am currently exploring some pu-erh as well.

Likes: cacao/chocolate, coconut,
Dislikes: rooibos, bergamot, seaweed, licorice


MB, Canada

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