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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
148 tasting notes

Note from drinking this in the morning:
Today I tasted things that I didn’t taste the last time I had this tea. First, I got hit with the flavor of honey. Then, the cocoa I remembered from last time. And finally, TOAST. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve been gluten free for quite awhile and I may have forgotten the taste of toast a bit, but this tasted just like really good toast. So delicious that I chugged all of it in my first class, then thought to myself, perhaps I should order some more Laoshan black…

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

I understand how nice this was for you. I’m allergic to beans so having bean flavored green tea and not having an allergic reaction is so nice too. You get the flavor without the illness! Laoshan Black is so good! (Laoshan Green is good too!)

Claire

This was the second time I’d drank this, and the first time I tasted toast and I was so excited I couldn’t get over it until the tea was gone!

Becky

Your reviews make me wish I had fancy tea, too. Cocoa and toast :(

Bonnie

Becky needs fancy tea! Claire, did you know my son Aaron lives in San Francisco? My father (1920), grandmother (1883) and her mother were all born there. I love the Farmers Market at the Ferry Building. Have you been to the new Davids Tea yet?

Claire

I didn’t know that you have family in San Francisco! I was living in Ashland, Oregon for the past two years and moved here in July to be with my partner (an 11 hour drive to see each other is no fun). I love the Ferry Building, and it’s also the site of the new Imperial Tea Court. They have some mind blowing tea!
I haven’t been to the new Davids yet, but saw they are opening a 2nd store soon directly off the “N” train line for me, so I’ll definitely be visiting that one! I’m a real wussy about having to take buses/train lines I haven’t been on before.

Nik

Claire, come to NYC for a few days, we’ll whip you into shape and send you back a conqueror of public transportation. :D

Claire

Haha! My biggest problem is I’m really afraid of getting lost!

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Bonnie

I understand how nice this was for you. I’m allergic to beans so having bean flavored green tea and not having an allergic reaction is so nice too. You get the flavor without the illness! Laoshan Black is so good! (Laoshan Green is good too!)

Claire

This was the second time I’d drank this, and the first time I tasted toast and I was so excited I couldn’t get over it until the tea was gone!

Becky

Your reviews make me wish I had fancy tea, too. Cocoa and toast :(

Bonnie

Becky needs fancy tea! Claire, did you know my son Aaron lives in San Francisco? My father (1920), grandmother (1883) and her mother were all born there. I love the Farmers Market at the Ferry Building. Have you been to the new Davids Tea yet?

Claire

I didn’t know that you have family in San Francisco! I was living in Ashland, Oregon for the past two years and moved here in July to be with my partner (an 11 hour drive to see each other is no fun). I love the Ferry Building, and it’s also the site of the new Imperial Tea Court. They have some mind blowing tea!
I haven’t been to the new Davids yet, but saw they are opening a 2nd store soon directly off the “N” train line for me, so I’ll definitely be visiting that one! I’m a real wussy about having to take buses/train lines I haven’t been on before.

Nik

Claire, come to NYC for a few days, we’ll whip you into shape and send you back a conqueror of public transportation. :D

Claire

Haha! My biggest problem is I’m really afraid of getting lost!

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I mostly drink straight tea, and some of my favorites are green teas and oolongs. I almost always have some sencha and tieguanyin in my tea cupboard (and if I run out, awesome, an excuse to buy tea). I do like some flavored teas, but can’t stand really sugary stuff so if it’s very sweet I probably won’t like it. I can’t drink milk so all my reviews are of tea without milk and sugar!
I’ve been getting into puerh the last few months.

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