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This was a nice sized sample I received with my order last week, thank you David.

At first sight I am impressed by the leaves. They’re all whole leaves, not broken or tattered at all, flatten and vibrant green. Dry, the leaves have a green bean scent with something sweet that I can’t quite place my finger on. Wet, that almost candy scent is stronger and driving me nuts…I know what it is, I’ve had it before, but my brain cannot conjure up what it is, just that it is familiar.

The tea is wonderful tasting, very complex. My first thought is cooked green beans, but there is also a chestnut note and I’m getting an oceanic, salty taste to it with an almost creamy aftertaste. The oceanic note comes in at the tail end of the sip, salty and crisp. Reminds me of standing on the beach during off-season on a windy and slightly chilly yet sunny day. I can still smell that something that’s sweet and taste it on the tip of my tongue. I can’t take this anymore, what is it?!?! I went to the Verdant site to see the description for it and there it is…butter rum lifesavers.

Another wonderfully complex from Verdant!

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Bonnie

I love buttered rum lifesavers…oh no! Now I’m going to obsess! This is not fair! You have ruined my life because I will not rest until I taste this!!!

Invader Zim

It was one of the first things I smelled upon opening the bag and it was driving me crazy because it smelled and tasted so good and I couldn’t figure it out! But it is good and you should try it out!

Michelle

Dragonwell is one of my favorite greens. So fantastic!

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Bonnie

I love buttered rum lifesavers…oh no! Now I’m going to obsess! This is not fair! You have ruined my life because I will not rest until I taste this!!!

Invader Zim

It was one of the first things I smelled upon opening the bag and it was driving me crazy because it smelled and tasted so good and I couldn’t figure it out! But it is good and you should try it out!

Michelle

Dragonwell is one of my favorite greens. So fantastic!

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I’m an avid tea drinker, it’s what I drink all day and why I’m here. I don’t sweeten my teas except for the occasional iced tea or cold-brewed tea. I typically brew my teas with a brew basket in a 12 oz cup. If I brew another way I will always note it.

Dislikes: black teas, milk flavored oolongs, hibiscus, red rooibos, licorice, dessert teas, mate, guayusa.

Loves: straight teas, especially Chinese green teas, sencha, jasmine, dan congs, mint, coconut.

My ratings are based mostly on the smiley faces. If a tea is of good quality but not to my taste preference I try not to rate it because I think that is unfair.

I drink a lot of the same teas and will not record every time I drink them. I log them the first time I try them and then again if I did something different and/or got different results.

I also try to keep my cupboard updated to what I actually have for those that wish to swap, although some of them are merely samples.

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