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drank Earl of Anxi by Verdant Tea
1680 tasting notes

Ok – time to be brave today and try this tea! The little bear is distracted with Sesame Street and a ham wrap so I should be able to give this tea the focus it deserves!

First sip is… pepper! Then light oolong notes paired with jasmine floating in the background, followed by what I assume to be the frankincense and saffron. (I haven’t had them before so can’t tell what’s what). Aside from the strong pepper notes, I’m also getting the creaminess that’s sorta soothing.

I can get behind this tea! It makes me feel alert, yet relaxed; warm and comfortable. I don’t think this would be a ‘must-stock’ as there are other Verdant blends I enjoy more but it’d be interesting to try again in the future.

I’m looking forward to see how the flavours change with the next steep (or two?)

I love how we all can drink the same tea and get different things from it. Reading everyone else’s reviews shows me that I’m the only one who was hit by the strong peppery notes!

OMGsrsly

Careful with your brewing basket. The frankincense resin melts and can be difficult to get off. Stainless baskets are better than Finum plastic baskets… (I love this tea!)

Cavocorax

Thanks for the heads up!

OMGsrsly

I just opened my new package. It smells different from the old stuff CrowKettle gave me! I understand how you get peppery notes. :)

ifjuly

“It makes me feel alert, yet relaxed; warm and comfortable.” Totally agree!

Cavocorax

I just realized we’ve got 4 Verdant tasting notes in a row (on my feed at least!) Glad to see I’m not the only one craving them today.

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OMGsrsly

Careful with your brewing basket. The frankincense resin melts and can be difficult to get off. Stainless baskets are better than Finum plastic baskets… (I love this tea!)

Cavocorax

Thanks for the heads up!

OMGsrsly

I just opened my new package. It smells different from the old stuff CrowKettle gave me! I understand how you get peppery notes. :)

ifjuly

“It makes me feel alert, yet relaxed; warm and comfortable.” Totally agree!

Cavocorax

I just realized we’ve got 4 Verdant tasting notes in a row (on my feed at least!) Glad to see I’m not the only one craving them today.

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

Me: Ok. Random things. I like animals, I have a baby girl and a devoted bf, and … I’m a geek. I like Lord of the Rings, Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, pen&paper RPG’s, online RPG’s, video games, silly internet memes, puzzles and a bunch of others things! I taught myself to knit and I’m considering crochet but I need to make time for all these things!

Ratings:
1-50: Bleh.
51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)

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