When I read Verdants description of this I had to try it. Heady and intoxicating is right up my alley. The first few seconds after the water touched the leaves I knew this would be an experience. The aroma of dark fruits and spices had me anxious to try some. I steeped it for perhaps 3 minutes and upon the first sip I thought to myself that this is another must-have from Verdant. After a minute or so I noticed how warming this tea is. And as the description says, heady and intoxicating. My only problem with this tea is I think it would be better suited for cooler weather. It is very warming. Actually maybe it’s purifying. Overall this is a very fine tea.

Bonnie

Yes warming! This was awesome to review shaking in my heels (not boots)! I’d drink it in the evening because it’s such a comfort tea in the same way you would have a great port.

Charles Thomas Draper

Yes. And I should have mentioned its in my opinion an evening tea.

Charles Thomas Draper

And Bonnie, this was better suited to shorter steep times. Live and learn.

Bonnie

Yep! Some are!

TeaBrat

I am finding that about dancongs also…

Geoffrey

Hey Charles! Glad you’re enjoying this one. We tried it iced last week, and found it to be outstanding that way. Something to try with this tea during the warm months. Haven’t tried a cold-press mason jar brew on this one yet. We did a hot concentrated gongfu brew of it and flash chilled in a martini shaker loaded with ice, then poured off to prevent too much dilution from the ice melt. It worked wonderfully. I plan on conducting further experiments soon, and a cold-press attempt. If you make any independent discoveries of note, please let me know. Cheers!

Charles Thomas Draper

I will Geoffrey….

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Bonnie

Yes warming! This was awesome to review shaking in my heels (not boots)! I’d drink it in the evening because it’s such a comfort tea in the same way you would have a great port.

Charles Thomas Draper

Yes. And I should have mentioned its in my opinion an evening tea.

Charles Thomas Draper

And Bonnie, this was better suited to shorter steep times. Live and learn.

Bonnie

Yep! Some are!

TeaBrat

I am finding that about dancongs also…

Geoffrey

Hey Charles! Glad you’re enjoying this one. We tried it iced last week, and found it to be outstanding that way. Something to try with this tea during the warm months. Haven’t tried a cold-press mason jar brew on this one yet. We did a hot concentrated gongfu brew of it and flash chilled in a martini shaker loaded with ice, then poured off to prevent too much dilution from the ice melt. It worked wonderfully. I plan on conducting further experiments soon, and a cold-press attempt. If you make any independent discoveries of note, please let me know. Cheers!

Charles Thomas Draper

I will Geoffrey….

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