Today has been a long rainy day. Was very slow at work but I have been very sore so thankful for my cancellation. Two clients was perfect for today. Also was able to get some much needed dry needling done yay! I have been very tense and stressed lately and this tea seemed to be just what I needed. It smells amazing. Very flowery and sweet like clovers. Mmmm this taste amazing! It’s very calming and relaxing. It tastes like flowers with raw sugar and some woodyness. It’s even kinda creamy with a hint of vanilla. I definitely need to buy more of this!! It’s so savoury! I think I’m going to make a second cup. I also made some iced tea for tomorrow if its nice out.
42 Tasting Notes
I received my verdant order in the mail last week and finally actually got to taste one. This one seemed to call my name so I decided to have this one first. Its very nutty to me, like roasted walnuts and coconut. I get the slightest floral after taste that is suppose to be jasmine. I don’t get any caramel flavour but perhaps next time I will add some honey to help bring it out more. I definitely get a scotch flavour in there. I actually enjoy it a lot.
I am very excited to be finally trying this tea. Right off the bat I ordered 1 oz. Dry it smells sweet and earthy. At first it tastes silky and smooth. When reading the description on the website before I ordered it, I didn’t believe that a tea could taste silky. I expected it to be creamy but I was delightfully wrong. It has just the right amount of sweetness, like honey but with the slightest resemblance of brown sugar. The aftertaste is a hint of cinnamon and cloves, that gives just the slightest warming effect in the back of my throat. mmm this is so good! So glad I got 1 oz. Everyone should try this tea!!
I havent had this in a while so I decided to have this yesterday morning. I don’t know what it is but this does not taste as good as I remember. It tastes like soap. I couldn’t even finish my cup I had to dump it. Hopefully next time it will taste better and less like soap. Because I have a lot of this.
Decided to try this tea this morning, received it in my last order as a sample. This tea reminds me of read my lips a bit. But the peppermint is stronger and it is sweeter. At first it tastes like chocolate then sweet peppermint. It is smooth and creamy. I actually like how it is sweeter rather than a sharp cool peppermint. It actually caught me by surprise. I like read my lips a lot and I thought this one wouldn’t be as good. Its actually better!
I was craving an oolong this morning so I decided on give this one a try. I decided to use my going of teapot. I rinsed my leaves (1tsp) twice.
Steep 1: steeped for 20 sec. It tastes earthy and sweet. So much honey, but its also creamy. In the aftertaste I get some grapefruit? Mmm yum I love the refreshing aftertaste.
Steep 2: steeped for 30 sec. In this steep the honey is stronger and I am starting to get a taste of floral. The grapefruit is still present in the aftertaste :)
Steep 3: steeped for 40 sec. There is more floral this time but a bit less honey. The grapefruit in the aftertaste is a bit less in the aftertaste now.
Steep4: steeped for 50 sec. The floral continues to increase with each steep but the creamy taste from the first steep has returned and is quite a bit stronger. There is still some honey and grapefruit.
I was definitely surprised with this tea regarding the grapefruit. Gonna have to get more of this.
Mmm dry this smells of orange, and jasmine!!! Why oh why did I only get a sample of this?! The tieguanyin tastes so good as always. But with the orange, jasmine, saffron, and Frankincense, it has gone to a whole new level of deliciousness :) this tea is so refreshing, and calming yet energizing all at the same time. I could for sure drink this everyday! The orange makes it feel so light, the jasmine so calming mmmm I love how all these flavours swirl around in my mouth. I need to have more of this, I sure hope verdant has it again soon!
This morning I have been craving something spicy. So I decided to try this tea. Dry it smells like ginger, peppercorn and other spices. mmm wet it smells like ginger snaps!! Oh my god yum! This tastes so good! Ginger, cinnamon, and is that vanilla in there?? Yes it is! Wow I love this. The aftertaste is smooth and I can taste chocolate that is Laoshan black tea. There is of course a nice warming effect in the back of my throat from the ginger and peppercorn. Its actually making my nose run haha. There is the perfect blend of spices, not too much fennel but just enough, and just enough clove that its not overpowering but gives you the taste of yummy gingersnaps. I am definitely going to have to buy much more of this :)
Overall very good and refreshing. Spring in a cup :)
Steep 1: steeped for 10sec with 8oz water. Taste like buttery, clove, and honey goodness! Mmmm! In the aftertaste I taste ginger. I hope that comes out more in later steeps!
Steep 2: steeped 13sec. This steeped the buttery and clove increased. The honey was about the same. Aftertaste the ginger actually decreases a bit.
Steep 3: steeped 15 sec. This steep there was just a hint of honey. The buttery flavour was a bit stronger but the floral really came out in this steep.
Steep4: steeped for 20 sec. The buttery flavour was less noticeable in this steep. Once again the floral increased in this steep.
I really enjoyed this tea. Just wish there had been a bit more ginger but still a great tea :)
For this tea I used 2 tsp and rinsed it twice. I used about 8 oz of boiling water.
Steep 1: I steeped this cup for 1 minute. mmmm this is better then I expected. First I taste chamomile and peppermint. Then I taste chocolate and maybe cinnamon. In the aftertaste I get a hint of floral. This is so good. Would be nice in the evening. It’s very calming and refreshing.
Steep 2: Steeped for 1 min and 20 sec. The chamomile is a bit weaker this time and the peppermint is stronger. Mmm and the cinnamon is stronger. The chocolate is a bit less noticeable.
Steep 3: Steeped for 1 min 50 sec. Mmmmm oh my cinnamon!! It’s the strongest flavor this time. There is a hint of chamomile in the aftertaste along with the peppermint. The peppermint in the aftertaste is more like that feeling in your mouth after your brush you teeth. Mmmmm OH MY!!! So good! This definitely is my favourite steep so far :) it caught me by surprise how much more the cinnamon came out in this steep!!
Steep 4: Steeped for 2 min 10 sec. Tastes very similar to previous steep except a bit less cinnamon. But I bit more chocolate!
Overall I really like this tea. At first very relaxing with the chamomile then later steeps cozy with the delicious tasting cinnamon and chocolate. :)
I got this as a sample with my last order from Davids Tea and finally decided to try it. The dry smell is very promising. Peppercorns, ginger, cinnamon with a touch of cloves, mmm nice strong spices. At first it tastes like cloves. Then of cinnamon and ginger with a touch of peppercorn in the after taste. This chai is ok. Nothing really special. I was expecting more peppercorn and ginger. Well in general I was expecting more from this tea. The smell was so promising, I am disappointed in the taste. Maybe next time I will steep it for longer. I have enough of my sample for one more cup, hopefully that one turns out a bit better.
I actually dont mind this tea. It tastes mostly citrusy and like ginger to me. In the aftertaste I get a hint of floral. This tea isnt sweet at all, which I actually like. This tea is very different but its growing on me each cup.
This tea is…. different. I dont even know how to begin describing it. Its very woody and leafy. Tastes like sweet wet grass or something. I dont think this tea is for me. I was expecting to like this because I love red rooibos. I have had blends with green rooibos in them and liked it. But straight green rooibos.. nope not for me. :(
For this tea I followed the directions that verdant gave with the tea. I used about 1 tsp of loose leaf and boiling water. Dry it smells of a nice chai with a hint of chocolate.
Steep 1: I steeped for 5 seconds and it turned to a nice light colored tea. It almost smells like pumpkin pie to me haha. The chai flavor is nice and light with a hint of ginger.
Steep 2: I steeped for 10 seconds, a bit darker then the previous. The chai and ginger area bit stronger as well with just a hint of vanilla and a touch of chocolately goodness :)
Steep 3: I steeped for 10 seconds again. The chai was a bit lighter but the ginger and the vanilla got stronger. The aftertaste is chocolate.
Steep 4: I steeped for 15 seconds. The chai seems to be a bit stronger then the last steep but the ginger is the same. I get less chocolate in the aftertaste this time. There is a bit of vanilla in the aftertaste as well.
Overall very good, I am a bit disappointed the chocolate wasnt that strong. I could drink this tea all day mmm so good. I need to try a chai by boiling it with milk still
The smell of this tea is intoxicating, the lavender and coconut is so relaxing. After being steeped, there appears to be a film of coconut oil. At first the taste is lavender and rooibos. It then turns into coconut for the after taste. The coconut is so nice and strong, and lingers for quite some time. After a while, the coconut after taste turns into vanilla? I find this tea to be satisfying and relaxing.
This tea is good but very touchy. It can become bitter very easily. I don’t have a way to get my water temperature so I have to let it cool and guess. I let the boiled water cool for a 1 min and 30 sec in the cup then I steep. Perhaps next time I will let it cool 2 mins.
This cup actually turned out decent. Nice white tea with a touch of blueberries. The after taste is still a bit bitter but not as bad as some other cups. I will get a hang of this tea and get it just right!
Mmmm this is one of my favourite teas! It’s so relaxing and makes me nice and sleepy. Steeped it smells tonight of lemongrass, mint and a bit of rose hips, each cup varies so much. Tastes amazing! First tastes of lemongrass and rose hips, then peppermint and chamomile. Aaahh already feeling sleepy.
Mmmm this is a great dessert tea. Tastes exactly like peaches and cream! This is one of my favourite rooibos teas. It’s a bit sweet for me, perhaps next time I will use a bit less. I definitely need to try this one iced next time!
This is good! Smells very healthy, like hay with a hint of floral. This tea is definitely crisp. It tastes of cloves and floral but I find the after taste to be buttery. It kind of does taste like white cake haha I think it would taste like it more with some honey. I really like this :)
Mmmmm this smells amazing dry! Oh my it smells even better after steeping!! This tea is so light and relaxing. All the flavours go so well together. First I taste the rose and ginger, then the basil with sage perhaps. After that refreshing lemon and I think a hint of berries? So many flavours to pick apart yummy!!! I’m sad I only got a sample of this. This is going on my next order list :)
Half way through my cup I added honey. Definitely brought out the roses and sage (I think sage). It tastes really good but I actually prefer this tea with out the honey.
Dry this one smells of delicious chocolate with a hint of peppermint. Steeped it still smells of chocolate and peppermint but the peppermint smell is stronger then when dry. At first it tastes of chocolate and peppermint. The peppermint slowly gets stronger and stronger till swallowing. After you sallow, the chocolate starts to get stronger in the after taste and the peppermint dies down a bit. I get a tiny hint of peppercorn, I don’t think there were any peppercorns in this spoon. I usually don’t like anything that is chocolate and mint together, but for some reason I really like this tea. Perhaps because the peppermint isn’t completely over powering the chocolate. Not exactly sure what it is but this tea is yummy and more then likely a repurchase :)
Dry this tea is so strong, so much ginger and pepper! There were lots of red and black peppercorns in my bag. At first I took a bit too strong of a smell, definitely made my eyes water and nose burn haha. Steeped it smells less strong, but still lots of ginger. At first it tastes like ginger, ginger and more ginger with a hint of pepper. The pepper gets stronger in the after taste. Gives some nice heat to the back of my throat. This tea definitely settles my tummy! Loving this tea, so good!
Haven’t been sleeping well, hopefully this helps a bit. At first I taste lemon and chamomile with a hint of orange. The licorice isn’t too strong, thankfully. The after taste has a hint of floral which I like and the orange is a bit strong in the after taste as well. I’m finding all chamomile teas are starting to taste the same lately.