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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
1287 tasting notes

Holy buckwheat batman!!
this was amaaaazing. but different than the last sample I had. More doughey and rich, wheras the other one had some chocolate notes. Hmmm.
I did four steeps. The first two were more or less the same, all buckwheat and molasses sweet, whereas the third and fourth were more like sweet buns. Very sweet buns! and I don’t mean like the kind Alex O’Loughlin has (Hawaii Five-O) ;)
Thank you SO much Bonnie for the sample!!!!! I really adore this tea!

Bonnie

I love this yam blam tea all malty sweet with cream too!

Scott B

Is this the Autumn harvest version?

Indigobloom

ummm yes I think it is Scott! I should change it over the other one…
Bonnie: Mmmmm yes, it is yam like isn’t it?!? I heart me some yam!

Kashyap

Isn’t it creamy, buttery nutty, buckwheat, chocolate nummy?

Bonnie

No, this is the new one and less chocolatey. By the way, it’s in the chai blend which is sooo fantastic!

Indigobloom

Kashyap, Bonnie is right. The last harvest was very chocolatey. This is more bakey and yam like. Still amazing though!
Bonnie: that’s next on my list! I am SO looking forward to it :P

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Bonnie

I love this yam blam tea all malty sweet with cream too!

Scott B

Is this the Autumn harvest version?

Indigobloom

ummm yes I think it is Scott! I should change it over the other one…
Bonnie: Mmmmm yes, it is yam like isn’t it?!? I heart me some yam!

Kashyap

Isn’t it creamy, buttery nutty, buckwheat, chocolate nummy?

Bonnie

No, this is the new one and less chocolatey. By the way, it’s in the chai blend which is sooo fantastic!

Indigobloom

Kashyap, Bonnie is right. The last harvest was very chocolatey. This is more bakey and yam like. Still amazing though!
Bonnie: that’s next on my list! I am SO looking forward to it :P

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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