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I tried this again this morning and I steeped it for a much much shorter time, just about 30 seconds. It was much less seaweed-y. In fact it was grass or like greens maybe even slightly buttery and not bittter at all! It’s amazing what steeping properly does. I also used less leaf. I think I actually enjoy this green now! :-)
Sipdown! Getting amazing hazelnut notes this time round! I could smell them right after pouring so half the first infusion went into an offering cup. Lovely!
Here I am sitting with my tea for my 100th tasting note and I realize that I forgot about it! Thank goodness it’s still reasonably warm. I think Laoshan green is my number one favorite green tea right now. This is the autumn harvest and I can definitely tell a difference between it and the brand new spring harvest that I had the other day, both in freshness and in seasonal flavor notes. Still love it, fresh or not. A tea worthy of my 100th note.
3tsp/20oz (made a cup for my man too)
1min steep @175F
I have been drinking this over the past two days.. three steeps last night, two tonight.
Really really delectable. It tastes like honey and stone fruits with a slight roasted edge, sandalwood and jasmine.
The fifth cup has a really lovely plum taste as a lingering flavour. I’m really really enjoying my sample of this!
On another note – I haven’t been able to access my notices for the past week. Whats going onnnnn???!!! Hmph.
Why is this so amazing? It’s like being wrapped in a blanket of flower petals. So flipping good.
Some sugar in this made all the flavors pop. I mean, the flavors themselves were good the first time I had this – unsweetened dark chocolate with that toasted rice undertone – but there was kind of a burnt edge to it.
With the sugar, honeyed caramel and chocolate notes just overwhelmed any char flavor and made it unbelievably good. Chocolate rice krispy treats in my cup. WOW.
Pretty fabulous, if I do say so myself!
I loved Laoshan Black and have been looking forward to trying the Laoshan Green. So far I’m noticing that it smells way different — this one smells almost like seaweed. It looks like the same twisty little leaves, though! I’m brewing this with a low temperature after reading other people’s comments. Let’s get to it!
The brew definitely has a green, seaweedy smell — totally different than it’s black tea cousin. The tea itself is very light in color and has a grassy taste. It’s possible I did not steep this long enough, but I didn’t want to risk a bitter cup. I can almost taste the vitamin C in this — it’s like eating a mouthful of greens (which may sound bad to some people, I don’t mean it that way).
Resteeping was successful, the smell was stronger but the taste was lighter. Interesting. I liked this tea, but not nearly as much as the Laoshan Black! In fact, maybe I should order some more Black today…
Needed something strong this morning. After even a 3-day weekend, I had trouble getting back to work this morning. Turned into a productive day though. I feel bad not resteeping this one, so I steeped the leaves twice. I still think the second steep is the best. :)
Yeah…. I don’t quite understand how people can’t tell a difference between this and straight Laoshan Black. To me, they are quite different, and both delicious. Oh well! Finally got my cup of this today… this is another bag of tea that ended up very misplaced during the move. Also, I’m sad because I think there’s only about a cup’s worth of this left. I’ll definitely be restocking this at some point, but I think I’ll hold off until fall, as it’s really a cold day sort of beverage for me.
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I started this journey with affection for green tea and a mission to find a reliable go-to. I tried some tasty ones but wasn’t blown away by any, and soon the bold blacks and outspoken oolongs and flashy flavoreds won my attention away from the gentle greens. But then this tea made its entrance and everything changed.
It’s smooth and fresh and vegetal, but also incredibly creamy! I’ve never tasted a green tea this light yet rich at the same time. This is the seductive son of sencha and milk oolong, and I’m so enthralled in this buttery dance that nothing else exists right now and I can’t put my cup down.
If you enjoy greens then you must make a date with this one, and if you’ve only flirted with them hesitantly then this is the one that may just sweep you off your feet!
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Idk which harvest I drank…. but it was tasty. Two delicious cups of this while having supper/playing board games with my boy and his mom (and brother).
This is such a good tea. I’m surprised that there are any plain blacks that I’d be willing to give a 100/100 on. I generally do not enjoy them, but this is a real exception. This has notes of spice, chocolate, malt, and roasty goodness. It can be steep many times and is just amazing. It should be on people’s must try list.
Happy Mother’s Day!!
So I haven’t been on here in a bit oops, I was down at the boyfriend’s family’s this weekend and also had to drive him to the airport for a 2 week field job :( going to miss him a lot! So yes I have been drinking a bit of tea and trying to read reviews on here but it’s been a busy weekend haha.
I finally decided to try this tea! I have had a sample kicking around for quite some time, and just got a big bag of this in the TOTM last month, so I need to start drinking it! I also haven’t had a gongfu session in ages because I’ve been busy with starting work, so it is much needed. The dry smell is roasty and sweet and reminiscent of the other shui xian wuyi that Verdant had before this one, but this one is a bit more sweet. I put in about half of the little sample baggie and steeped with boiling water for about 10 seconds. The resulting liquor is a light golden brown, with a tangy scent to it mixed with roastiness, it is quite different!
As for taste, mmm I get those creamy flavors that I found in the other shui xian wuyi oolong, but this one is smoother and sweeter, not as roasted to me and I kind of prefer that actually. The sweetness is very milky and I definitely get caramel. At the end of the taste there is this super caramel creamy note that I am savoring, it’s maybe more of a creamed honey flavor, yum!!
Overall, another excellent tea, I think Verdant oolongs are some of my favorite oolongs. I can’t wait to continue to steep this tea tonight, it is so flavorful already, I’m excited to see how it changes! Another excellent offering from Verdant!
ETA – the following steeps were also really good, very rich though, and they actually made me quite thirsty haha. Making a lighter tea to balance out this roasty, delicious tea! :)
Yes, I am still hoarding some of this, & how could I not. I hadn’t drank any for awhile, & so I steeped & resteeped, filling a 16 oz cup to take with me to my gigs today. It was such a pleasure to sip while playing: Puer, Ginger, Licorice, Elderberry…it is the most delicious tea blend ever, IMO. I will be sad when it is gone, but I also have a small supply of Yanxin’s Reserve Shu, & I have plenty of licorice, elderberry & ginger, so I might try making a similar blend. I even have sichuan peppercorns! It is rare that I enjoy Shu mixed with anything else, I prefer such teas on their own, but this one is the exception.
Oh my.. this tea has been written about extensively on Steepster and for good reason. Chocolatey, malty goodness. As I was steeping this in the gaiwan I thought I smelled someone baking in my building but it must be the tea. I am sure I need more of this. This tea has been a staple in my cupboard ever since I discovered it.
This is a lovely floral tea. I find a lot of jasmine teas have a very bitter aftertaste that leaves my mouth dry, but his one only has a touch of that. The mouthfeel iis rich and smooth, only leaving the slightest dryness. The white tea is of course subtle, but has a little bit of a kick to it that prevents it from being bland.