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Received a sample of this with my latest Verdant order. I brewed it Western style on 2 separate occasions, using about 1 1/2 tsp per 8 oz, 3 1/2 min. on 1st infusion, 5 min. on 2nd. I realize this is totally different than most of you would probably do it, but for me, it worked very nicely. I picked up the roasty, malty, earthy flavors that others have mentioned, and yes a bit of chocolate. Very flavorful, but would agree with someone who said Laoshan black “light”, which for me is a good thing. My favorite Verdant black of the moment is Zhu Rong Yunnan, which I’m glad I just re-stocked on, because now they are out. Yu Lu Yan Cha is unique- its something I’d have for an occasional change of pace when I’m in the mood for something different.

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Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Terri HarpLady

Zhu Rong…my favorite!

caile

Yes, I love the Zhu Rong also! Sad to see it out of stock now.

Terri HarpLady

Let the hoarding begin! :)

Donna A

I got Zhu Rong in the nick of time!

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Terri HarpLady

Zhu Rong…my favorite!

caile

Yes, I love the Zhu Rong also! Sad to see it out of stock now.

Terri HarpLady

Let the hoarding begin! :)

Donna A

I got Zhu Rong in the nick of time!

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Tea became a passion for me a year or so ago. I fell into it almost by accident, but now I would say it has captured me. Tea is more than something tasty to sip on, it is an experience-it helps create a mood and is quite interesting to read about and study. I discovered loose tea at the tea store at my mall. I was looking for alternatives to Coke Zero and white wine. Say what you will about that mall chain, but I’m sure it has raised awareness about tea where I live, in the land of bagged mass produced black tea prepared with lots of sugar, Atlanta, Georgia. That’s what happened with me, and then I started perusing the internet and found Steepster.

When I take on an interest or a hobby, I go into it full force and become a little obsessive about it in the beginning. I have always been adventurous when it comes to trying new foods, and once I discovered there was so much more out there than the Lipton tea I saw my mom drinking when I was growing up, I started trying many different varieties of loose tea. I have discovered I like all kinds of tea. I I veer a lot toward straight teas, especially blacks, but occasionally drink flavored also, especially Earl Grey. I like flavored Matcha lattes too. I’ve completely given up diet cola, which was becoming too much of a habit. I think tea is a lot healthier. When I rate a tea, it’s just my personal taste, so I don’t tend to post on things I don’t care for. Also, I tend to sweeten my tea with natural stevia (a no no for some!) I am a married Registered Nurse, with two kids in college and one in medical school. My husband is not hooked like I am, but he often enjoys a cup with me. I enjoy many other interests, including reading, gardening, and the arts. I’ve taken up hiking in the past year too. Anytime I can include tea in these pursuits, I do! It has become a bit of an obsession for me.

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