95

The dry leaf is beautiful and fresh. After maybe 2 minutes in the Gaiwan I have an irresistable aroma of a very fine green tea. I am definitely getting a slight banana aroma. This is as good as it’s spring ancestor although I feel it is a bit lighter. I am getting the bananas foster after I have swallowed the tea and not while it’s lingering in my mouth. Tea can do some pretty cool things at times. This is my second tasting. Last night I wasn’t bashful with the amount of leaf and it was very flavorful. Not that it’s not as flavorful now. It’s just showing me another complexity altogether. I’m steeping cup #2 much longer. I am far from a traditionalist in terms of preparation. I like to tweak until I find what I feel is the best. I do try to follow the guidelines that have been followed for thousands of years but sometimes one must stray to find their own tea voice. Cup #2 has a honey sweetness. I’m getting a slight chill when I drink it. I consider this a plus. My mouth is watering. This truly a very fine tea. Cup #3 is soft and subtle. Whenever a tea gives me the chills and has a fine flavor and aroma I have to recommend it highly. But for some reason my phone never allows me to rate it numerically. 96….

Mercuryhime

Oh my. You might want to fix your rating. It’s a 3 right now. The tea sounds delightful.
If you have an iPhone, I think I figured out the trick but I’m not sure how I do it.

Stephanie

Oh wow, at first I was wondering a 3 for a Verdant Tea?? No way!! Hell has frozen over.. ;)

Charles Thomas Draper

Ok. Read the end of my tasting. A 96. Yes its an IPhone. And no I do not know how to move the rating scale….

Charles Thomas Draper

The adjustment was made

Dinosara

You can’t slide the slider with your finger on an iPhone, but you can touch on the area of the scale that you want to put the tea at and it should move the marker. Sometimes it takes zooming and touching in a few areas to get the number right.

Charles Thomas Draper

Thank you Dinosara

Charles Thomas Draper

Funny Daniel. I just drank the last of this tea today….

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Mercuryhime

Oh my. You might want to fix your rating. It’s a 3 right now. The tea sounds delightful.
If you have an iPhone, I think I figured out the trick but I’m not sure how I do it.

Stephanie

Oh wow, at first I was wondering a 3 for a Verdant Tea?? No way!! Hell has frozen over.. ;)

Charles Thomas Draper

Ok. Read the end of my tasting. A 96. Yes its an IPhone. And no I do not know how to move the rating scale….

Charles Thomas Draper

The adjustment was made

Dinosara

You can’t slide the slider with your finger on an iPhone, but you can touch on the area of the scale that you want to put the tea at and it should move the marker. Sometimes it takes zooming and touching in a few areas to get the number right.

Charles Thomas Draper

Thank you Dinosara

Charles Thomas Draper

Funny Daniel. I just drank the last of this tea today….

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