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drank Chrysanthemum Pu'er by Verdant Tea
335 tasting notes

I forgot about it and steeped it over 5 min and it came out very dark, almost like coffee but I’m not afraid of strong taste or bitterness in a black tea. If I recall correctly, according to George Orwell that’s exactly how tea is supposed to taste :)
The smell was earthy and rich and not funky or fishy; very rich with notes of chrysanthemum and danylion and surprisingly light, no bitterness at all. I absolutely loved it. I would buy it again for sure. Checked the website and it’s gone …. What?!!!!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec
Spoonvonstup

I love this blend, too! Glad to see someone else who enjoys it. I’ve never tried steeping it so intensely, though, so that’s good to keep in mind.

Verdant just switched over to their new summer blends:
http://steepster.com/discuss/2874-re-imagining-verdants-alchemy-line
But David’s usually really flexible about re-blending. I’d just e-mail him if you want to order more of this.

inguna

Thanks for the explanation. t makes sense. However, I was a bit frustrated at myself that I discovered this tea just before it was discontinued. It was such a surprise for me as I’m usually not into pu erh teas that much. Some of them are too “fishy” for my taste. And there are so many of them and I find it a bit intimidating.

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Spoonvonstup

I love this blend, too! Glad to see someone else who enjoys it. I’ve never tried steeping it so intensely, though, so that’s good to keep in mind.

Verdant just switched over to their new summer blends:
http://steepster.com/discuss/2874-re-imagining-verdants-alchemy-line
But David’s usually really flexible about re-blending. I’d just e-mail him if you want to order more of this.

inguna

Thanks for the explanation. t makes sense. However, I was a bit frustrated at myself that I discovered this tea just before it was discontinued. It was such a surprise for me as I’m usually not into pu erh teas that much. Some of them are too “fishy” for my taste. And there are so many of them and I find it a bit intimidating.

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