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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
33 tasting notes

While I was placing this tea into my new porcelain tea canister from Verdant I was so amazed at the chocolaty aroma! The dry leaf smells intensely of dark baking chocolate. How can this be? I couldn’t wait to taste it!
I made a pot full, western style. I used 3 tbs. in my 24 oz. pot. The dry leaves are very dark, vanilla bean brown. I poured the water over the leaves, mmmmmmm… Still chocolate, but now a another layer to the aroma, grains.
First sip…dense buckwheat pancakes with dark bittersweet chocolate chips and a very light drizzle of overly caramalized dulce de leche. This tea has a very heavy mouth feel. So lovely. I can see why so many steepsters recommend Laoshan Black.
My second cup I added some natural cane sugar, Delicious but better straight.
Definitely will be keeping my new tea canister full of this tea!

Now, I am craving chocolate chip buckwheat pancakes…

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I am a nurse practitioner for my profession and for free-time I am a new tea addict (need a bigger cupboard!), woodwind musician (flute, clarinet, penny whistle, ocarina), reader of sleuthing and classical novels, animal lover, and anything that involves mountains and forests.

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