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Another Verdant tea tea that I get to try thanks to Sil. Your package is coming I promise!

The power went out here this morning before I could make myself a cup of tea so I was very much looking forward to this by the time I got the chance this afternoon.

I haven’t enjoyed an oolong this much since the stash I brought back from Taiwan last year ran out. I’m an old fashioned kind of person who prefers to shop at stores but unless you are looking for a flavoured oolong around these parts you are pretty much out of luck. I was almost at the point of not bothering with oolongs anymore but this has kickstarted my enthusiasm again.

I brewed this one in a gaiwan (or my makeshift version) as per the website. It has a great savoury but slightly sweet flavour, just like the taiwanese oolongs I remember. For me it is predominantly green beans and sweet corn in the earlier steeps with jasmine and sweet pea coming on as the session continues.

I’m very out of practice when it comes to oolong but this is one I’d happily drink again, except that I can’t because verdant have it archived. Still, I’m pleased that I had the opportunity to try it :)

Sil

Yay! So glad you’re enjoying trying the teas out :)

Bonnie

Look for it again. Sometimes they come back. Buying tea in season, flying it to the U.S. and not letting the tea sit in a warehouse is why these tea’s sell out. If you get updates, you’ll be informed when new tea arrives back in stock after harvest.

Sil

Bonnie- sadly verdant doesn’t Ship to Australia either. But maybe lily would be able to do something for Alice if there were no fruits or what not in them

alice

Yes I have spoken to Verdant and they’ve told me they will make exceptions to their no Australia policy if I am happy to pay the full shipping cost and take full responsibility if it gets nabbed by customs over here. I was having a chat to a tea merchant here the other day and he says that Camellia Sinessis alone is completely fine to import so as long as I stick to straight teas I there would be no issues.

I’ll have to get through all your samples first Sil and some of my own tea before I order though so I’ll keep an eye on what is in stock.

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Sil

Yay! So glad you’re enjoying trying the teas out :)

Bonnie

Look for it again. Sometimes they come back. Buying tea in season, flying it to the U.S. and not letting the tea sit in a warehouse is why these tea’s sell out. If you get updates, you’ll be informed when new tea arrives back in stock after harvest.

Sil

Bonnie- sadly verdant doesn’t Ship to Australia either. But maybe lily would be able to do something for Alice if there were no fruits or what not in them

alice

Yes I have spoken to Verdant and they’ve told me they will make exceptions to their no Australia policy if I am happy to pay the full shipping cost and take full responsibility if it gets nabbed by customs over here. I was having a chat to a tea merchant here the other day and he says that Camellia Sinessis alone is completely fine to import so as long as I stick to straight teas I there would be no issues.

I’ll have to get through all your samples first Sil and some of my own tea before I order though so I’ll keep an eye on what is in stock.

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