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I was a little fuzzy headed this morning after a night of tossing and turning, so instead of having my morning green tea I thought I would start the day with a kick. Breakfast Tea sounded like what I needed, but my tin of Scottish Blend was empty. Hmm, good opportunity to try the Verdant Tea Imperial Breakfast for the first time.

The aroma of the dry leaves, fresh from the bag, are truly intoxicating. Mostly Laoshan Northern Black, with a touch of the big leaves of Yunnan and a bare hint of oolong. After 4 minutes of steeping, the color of the tea is not very dark, but the aroma is amazing and I can’t wait any longer.

The first taste is the wonderful fruity cocoa flavor of the Northern Black and an aftertaste of the golden Yunnan. Smooooth! The pu’erh and oolong are playing a game of tag on the back of my tongue bringing a full body and woodsy roundness. My mind is searching for some kind of jolt that usually comes with Breakfast Blends, but instead there is just the slow, steady unfolding of warm flavors. Very nice! It is like awakening from a deep slumber from the sounds of the forest or pleasant music instead of the jarring sound of an alarm clock.

I did my meditation, prepared for the day, and now am enjoying another cup of this beautiful tea. The second steeping brings forth new adventures from the blend of teas. I think this is so much more than just for breakfast… I can drink this all day long. :)

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec
CHAroma

This sounds really interesting!

Geoffrey

I think I remember trying a prototype version of this blend some time ago. I’ll have to revisit it. Sounds lovely.

Spoonvonstup

Tried this one with some soymilk the other day (I never do that!), just for fun. It was actually very good- tasted like an organic oreo cookie! It’s something I’ll have to do again.

ssajami

Oh, it is, very very lovely.

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CHAroma

This sounds really interesting!

Geoffrey

I think I remember trying a prototype version of this blend some time ago. I’ll have to revisit it. Sounds lovely.

Spoonvonstup

Tried this one with some soymilk the other day (I never do that!), just for fun. It was actually very good- tasted like an organic oreo cookie! It’s something I’ll have to do again.

ssajami

Oh, it is, very very lovely.

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I have been drinking tea for most of my life, and enjoy learning about Tea Culture from all around the world. I learned early about Russian and British traditions first, since my parents came from Europe, followed by the teas and culture of Ceylon/Sri Lanka and India. Since I have been a practicing Buddhist for the better part of 25 years, I have strong ties to Asia, and have slowly been learning about the teas from each part of the world I encounter. It is a wonderful and interesting journey.

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