8 Tasting Notes
This a backlog from a few days ago, when my stomach was immensely upset with me after working three 12-hour overnights in a row. SORRY TUMMY.
I am not one to reach into the cupboard and pull out TUMS or Pepto Bismal. So, my normal go-to is sleep (if available) and peppermint or chamomile tea.
Teasource’s peppermint tea is pure and piercing with flavor. I steeped this for one minute, due to tea’s intensity. I enjoy the refreshing nature of this tea, but would never choose to leisurely drink it. On that note – it is a mainstay in my cupboard because of it’s wonderful workings on upset stomachs and insomnia. Try it :) You may be surprised.
Thank you tea! Once again you beat out the competition. I am continually amazed at the impact tea has on my life and my health.
Last night my husband left me to go camping by himself in a nearby state park. So, obviously, my night was consumed with cupcakes and a chick flick marathon. My morning, however, was filled with this COURAGEOUS, gorgeous tea.
I steeped this according to Verdant’s instructions for the initial steep. Mmm… was this magical. I may be bias, because I am definitely a black tea girl. BUT – this was absolutely fabulous. Hints of fruit that are infiltrated by a deep grittiness. I know what you are thinking, but – yes- it’s remarkable. So much so I’m contemplating naming my first born after it… whenever that may be.
Ok – I went too far.
Back to the tea- the first steep was much grittier than the second. The second steep startled me with a liberal splurge of caramel with a lessened fruity aftertaste.
When my husband pulled in the drive-way in the morning, I was sitting on the front stoop savoring this scrumptious cup of tea. I handed it over for him (the COFFEE drinker) to partake. His first words were, “Can I use these leaves to steep it again?” :) :)
Thank you Steepster for ultimately being a source of marriage counseling. My spouse and I are enjoying commencing about our cherished hot beverages.
This is a back-log from yesterday morning before work. As a nurse, I have limited time throughout the day to enjoy tea. Therefore, when I got my order from Verdant tea after work on Friday – I almost wanted to cry.
NEW TEA and NOT TIME FOR CAFFEINE :(
Well – my sadness quickly subsided after opening the bag and experiencing the delightful aroma of this Laoshan. Without a second sniff, I hurried to my husband for him to join in the surprise. I decided I would cold brew some overnight as well as make a cup in the morning.
When my alarm clock went off Saturday morning, I surpassed the snooze button and hobbled into the kitchen. Before I could even let my dogs outside, I strained the cold brew and took a sip. It was pleasurable, but somewhat lighter than I expected. Notes of chocolate and perhaps a bit fruity.
Next- the hot brew. I impatiently waiting for four minutes while the steeping process was in motion. At this moment, I wish that everyone at steepster could have seen me. It was much like my high-school prom night, except I was in scrubs, had my hair in a pony-tail, and was simultaneously making my lunch. Lunch preparation had to be put on hold to take the initial slurp. Ahhhhh.
This tea was remarkable, so much better hot than cold. The texture was fabulously smooth and creamy. Unlike the iced version, the notes of chocolate were subdue. Unfortunately, I was unable to even pinpoint separate tastes. It was just ASTOUNDING!
A++! Great first experience with Verdant. Muchos Gracias.
This tea, I believe, can not be rated accurately due to the fact that I use it for a sleep -aide. If I was rating it for taste, it would probably be around a 50%. However, the overall experience is much better. The aroma promotes relaxation and almost reminds me of eucalyptus or mint.
I have not yet been able to master a great sleepy time tea with loose leaf; therefore, this is the best bet.
This is one of the loose leaf options available at our local coffee shop. When I go on a coffee “date,” this is regularly my choice. Normally, floral teas are not my favorite. However, this tea has a light aroma and smooth taste. I like to let it steep for at least four minutes, because of its’ light nature. The second steep is even lighter, which can be a turn off for many. My suggestion is to make this in a pot so that the taste remains as potent as possible.
Great afternoon tea!!
This was one of the first teas that I have drank an entire pot of before the tea became cool. It is one of my favorite black teas. The hints of smooth caramel are apparent but not over-powering. Black Bud would be an excellent alternative to a morning breakfast blend or everyday black tea, due to its’ drinkability.
Tea source never ceases to amaze me – wonderful company and so easy to work with too. When my husband and I travel to Minneapolis, MN area (where Teasource is located), we love to stop by local coffee shops that sell tea source teas. I am yet to be disappointed.
Very pleased with this tea. I would like some right now too!
I am new to steepster, so my note may not sway many tea drinkers. This oolong is definitely one of my “go to” teas, due to its’ refreshing nature. I enjoy this tea in the mornings and afternoons due to its’ ability to pick up my mood.
This remains one of my favorite “monkey-picked” teas; however, the taste is altered on the second steep.