97

What is this delicious concoction?! dark chocolate mint and chamomile??? I think this is tea heaven.
Well… colour me impressed! this is amazing. SO worth the investment.
At first sip, I tasted mostly mint and some chamomile and I was thinking… where is the chocolate? but wait for it, the cocoa builds and by the time you are halfway through the cup, dark chocolate sings like a bird true and clear. Really good chocolate mind you. Like that 75% cocoa bar you get at specialty shops. Wow.
Soon, by the time I finished one sip, my tongue was crying out for MOAR MOAR NOW!! and it’s not very often I find a brew like that.
Second steep was great as well but not as sparkly. Third steep… well I never found out because our kettle broke at work. We are supposed to have a new one by Monday.
I am in love with this tea. Might even be a cupboard staple. Thank you, David Duckler/Verdant for your genius innovation!
Rating: 98

Bonnie

And the best part is there’s no artificial flavoring! (which gives you that yucky aftertaste!) I know you and I don’t likes the yucky aftertastes…oh no we doesn’t!

Indigobloom

hah yes Bonnie you are so right. This is crisp and sludge free!! take that artifical flavourings *snaps

Sil

Glad to hear on the flavoring, I can’t stand artificial flavor aftertaste,either heh. I’ve thought about picking this one up especially now that verdant has sample sizes.

Indigobloom

It is SO good. I have a feeling even if you get the sample (from me) you’ll end up buying a whole pound after…

Indigobloom

Hmmm. The Tong Tiang Xiang looks interesting and I haven’t tried Madame Butterfly. Mi Lan Dancong worries me bc I’m allergic to Jasmine, but it’s only a note not the main aspect. I’m most interested in the Tong!

Bonnie

I-bloom there’s no jasmine in it. That’s a tasting note like saying you taste the avacado flavor (there’s no avacado in the tea either). The Mi Lan Dancong is Black Tea and Oolong.

Indigobloom

Bonnie: I know… but since I am sensitive to the oil, notes like that turn me off sometimes. Not every time mind you. Who knows, I am a strange one :)

TheTeaFairy

Please stop, this is torture! I’m afraid this new sample option from verdant won’t do any good…I do feel I need to order a pound of this after reading these comments!

Indigobloom

Sad thing is, I made my order JUST before that option was announced. Agh!! now I feel the need to make another order… MUST RESIST

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Bonnie

And the best part is there’s no artificial flavoring! (which gives you that yucky aftertaste!) I know you and I don’t likes the yucky aftertastes…oh no we doesn’t!

Indigobloom

hah yes Bonnie you are so right. This is crisp and sludge free!! take that artifical flavourings *snaps

Sil

Glad to hear on the flavoring, I can’t stand artificial flavor aftertaste,either heh. I’ve thought about picking this one up especially now that verdant has sample sizes.

Indigobloom

It is SO good. I have a feeling even if you get the sample (from me) you’ll end up buying a whole pound after…

Indigobloom

Hmmm. The Tong Tiang Xiang looks interesting and I haven’t tried Madame Butterfly. Mi Lan Dancong worries me bc I’m allergic to Jasmine, but it’s only a note not the main aspect. I’m most interested in the Tong!

Bonnie

I-bloom there’s no jasmine in it. That’s a tasting note like saying you taste the avacado flavor (there’s no avacado in the tea either). The Mi Lan Dancong is Black Tea and Oolong.

Indigobloom

Bonnie: I know… but since I am sensitive to the oil, notes like that turn me off sometimes. Not every time mind you. Who knows, I am a strange one :)

TheTeaFairy

Please stop, this is torture! I’m afraid this new sample option from verdant won’t do any good…I do feel I need to order a pound of this after reading these comments!

Indigobloom

Sad thing is, I made my order JUST before that option was announced. Agh!! now I feel the need to make another order… MUST RESIST

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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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