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This is a very pretty tea, tightly rolled green balls with jasmine flowers ans little pieces of orange rind. It doesn’t smell much different than a regular tiequanyin. The extra pieces don’t seem to add much in smell.

Taste starts out floral, orchid and jasmine, but the jasmine is very soft like it’s part of the tea, like the orchid is, and not like a scented tea. There is the buttery texture with a rich mouth-feel lasting into the aftertaste. The orange rind adds a slight citrus note that compliments the floral and creamy notes quite well during the main sip. It also adds a bit of a sparkling quality on the tip of the tongue in the aftertaste. There is also an extra bit of sweetness to it, i might be from the saffron but that’s a wildcard for me.

The oolong is still very predominant and the extra add-ins compliment and enhance the tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 15 sec
Lynne-tea

Oh this sounds delightful!

ashmanra

All you folks drinking Verdant’s teas are making my mouth water!

Autumn Hearth

I really need to order some Alchemy Blends ::sigh:: I’ve been wanting to try this, Elderberry Pu’er and Eight Tressures Yabao especially but also Imperial Breakfast, Temple Green and Mulled Hibiscus. Okay so I really want to try them all, those are just my top priorities right now. I’ll be wanting all the “chai” spice teas come fall.

Bonnie

I have yet to find anything disappointing.

Azzrian

I was bummed when I made my order a couple of nights ago and they were out of the Elderberry Pu’erh

Kittenna

Azzrian – if you get this message, I have Elderberry Pu’er I can send you to try :)

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Lynne-tea

Oh this sounds delightful!

ashmanra

All you folks drinking Verdant’s teas are making my mouth water!

Autumn Hearth

I really need to order some Alchemy Blends ::sigh:: I’ve been wanting to try this, Elderberry Pu’er and Eight Tressures Yabao especially but also Imperial Breakfast, Temple Green and Mulled Hibiscus. Okay so I really want to try them all, those are just my top priorities right now. I’ll be wanting all the “chai” spice teas come fall.

Bonnie

I have yet to find anything disappointing.

Azzrian

I was bummed when I made my order a couple of nights ago and they were out of the Elderberry Pu’erh

Kittenna

Azzrian – if you get this message, I have Elderberry Pu’er I can send you to try :)

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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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