96

Holy Heaven!!! LOVE THIS!
It’s like drinking honey wrapped around honey comb and laced with more honey. Only on the first steep now.
Underneath the honey, I can taste a faint green Oolong note which I suspect will come up more as my infusions grow in number. That mineral aspect is there as well but given that I haven’t got much experience describing it, I’ll have to wait til I am more familiar.
I love that this is such a complex tea. Mineral and honey and green oolong, mixed with that rich base that combined makes me think of sitting on a porch with a view of the snowcapped mountains and a green meadow beside me.
Now I just need to find a way to mainline this…
Rating: TBD but as it stands now, 98

Sil

Yay!
I think I’m in danger of placing another verdant order…..was looking last night and I can pick up almost all of the teas I want to try with the coupon for not much at all haha and I still haven’t even finished trying all the ones I first bought

Indigobloom

You can have a sample of mine! that way you can spend your monies on other samples ;P

Sil

Were there any in my cupboard from verdant you haven’t tried/ordered?

chadao

Don’t be afraid to express your notes here, even if they’re not backed by experience. It will only make your later tasting notes that much better :)

Bonnie

I love how you wrote about the mountain and meadow.

Indigobloom

Alex Allen: thanks for the vote of confidence, I’ll keep that in mind :)
Bonnie, thanks! I so want a mountainview!!

Bonnie

Come over here…nothing but mountain views.

Indigobloom

ahhh, I am so tempted to hop on a plane! hah

TeaBrat

I need to try this, shui xians are one of my favorite oolongs!

Indigobloom

I don’t blame you… mine to, apparenlty! lol :P

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Sil

Yay!
I think I’m in danger of placing another verdant order…..was looking last night and I can pick up almost all of the teas I want to try with the coupon for not much at all haha and I still haven’t even finished trying all the ones I first bought

Indigobloom

You can have a sample of mine! that way you can spend your monies on other samples ;P

Sil

Were there any in my cupboard from verdant you haven’t tried/ordered?

chadao

Don’t be afraid to express your notes here, even if they’re not backed by experience. It will only make your later tasting notes that much better :)

Bonnie

I love how you wrote about the mountain and meadow.

Indigobloom

Alex Allen: thanks for the vote of confidence, I’ll keep that in mind :)
Bonnie, thanks! I so want a mountainview!!

Bonnie

Come over here…nothing but mountain views.

Indigobloom

ahhh, I am so tempted to hop on a plane! hah

TeaBrat

I need to try this, shui xians are one of my favorite oolongs!

Indigobloom

I don’t blame you… mine to, apparenlty! lol :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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