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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
2030 tasting notes

Ok, so this one isn’t a sipdown. I realized I wasn’t really going to be able to sipdown any other teas in one go this afternoon, so I decided to have a cup of this one. I have more of this left than I thought probably enough for 3-4 cups more.

OMG I just got the Verdant email announcing the Laoshan Black Chocolate Genmaicha!!!!! Count me in right away, even though I just made an order from them. :D :D

Ahem. Well I guess they have another order coming their way, since I’ve been waiting for the Autumn Tieguanyin so that I can buy some Earl of Anxi as well, and it is back too. Comforting myself with the fact I will be getting a remibursement for some money I spent recently, and that always feels like free money. :P

I still don’t know how this tea can be so delicious. It is so so chocolatey and nutty. I had been wanting to compare this one to Mr. Bi’s First Picking, and now I can say that the first picking is definitely a bit smoother and creamier than this one. But this is still amazing, and I’m glad that even after I drink up my first picking I can always come back to this one.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

OMG! I haven’t seen the email yet..been busy at work! WOOOT!

BoxerMama

Checked it as soon as I saw this! Sooo exciting!

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Sil

OMG! I haven’t seen the email yet..been busy at work! WOOOT!

BoxerMama

Checked it as soon as I saw this! Sooo exciting!

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-86: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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