99
drank Gardens of Anxi by Verdant Tea
1955 tasting notes

This tea is mind-bendingly good. It is almost unbelievable! I went through my first steep so quickly because I couldn’t stop drinking it, I was surprised when it was gone! Thankfully I can get lots of steeps out of this one because I am going to need them today. It gets especially delicious as it cools down to just warm, and that incredible buttery, caramely sweetness comes out. I have yet to rate a tea 100, but this one has joined the ranks of my 99s, which are the teas that I truly and utterly love. And now it’s out of stock! I am eagerly awaiting the reblending.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
David Duckler

Thanks Dinosara- You gave me the reminder I needed to re-blend this now that the autumn Tieguanyin is in. This tea is up on the site now.

As an aside, the Gardens of Anxi was the first blend that I thought of that made me realize that the Alchemy line of teas was necessary. The Tieguanyin just begs to have the creaminess brought out. I am honored to know that you enjoy it so much.
Best Wishes,
David

Dinosara

Great! I’ll be putting in an order pretty soon!

Ninavampi

My next order to Ecuador will be from Verdant! I am excited to try a few of their teas. I will be including this. It sounds amazing! : )

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David Duckler

Thanks Dinosara- You gave me the reminder I needed to re-blend this now that the autumn Tieguanyin is in. This tea is up on the site now.

As an aside, the Gardens of Anxi was the first blend that I thought of that made me realize that the Alchemy line of teas was necessary. The Tieguanyin just begs to have the creaminess brought out. I am honored to know that you enjoy it so much.
Best Wishes,
David

Dinosara

Great! I’ll be putting in an order pretty soon!

Ninavampi

My next order to Ecuador will be from Verdant! I am excited to try a few of their teas. I will be including this. It sounds amazing! : )

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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.
89-85: 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
84-80: 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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