336 Tasting Notes

drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
336 tasting notes

I took a risk with this blend because I really dislike licorice.
It turns out that this is an awesome blend. I could appreciate the richness of Shu; the ginger and pepper gives it a little zing. It’s nicely balanced and the spices add to the taste instead of overwhelming it. I barely noticed the licorice :)

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drank Earl of Anxi by Verdant Tea
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When I read the ingredients considering what to order this blend seemed to have everything I really like: bergamot, jasmine, saffron and goji berry. So I had pretty high expectations.

It’s a nice blend, I love the citrus sweetness and hints of jasmine. But I have to admit that this is not really my favorite. I still will definitely enjoy it and do not regret trying it.

Bonnie

If you’re looking for the incense part, it comes out more in later steepings which I found out later about steeping #3 with my friends at the tea shop.

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The little packets look really cute. The predominate taste for me is semolina with hints of corn. It’s smooth and almost milky taste without actual milk.
It’s official: I really like Shu purer :)

DaisyChubb

So glad you picked this one up! It’s a real gem

Bonnie

Me too!

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I got this as a sample, thanks! The dried tea leaves are large,thin and dark; smell: grain, melon, honey. It tastes so good, I love the grainy/malty notes and grapefruit and honey aftertaste.
To me this does not need any sugar as it is quite sweet. Then again I don’t like sugar in any tea.

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drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
336 tasting notes

I’ve always liked this tea for it’s bold, in your face taste. It’s also a great value which ads to my satisfaction :) The best part: I’m having it with hand made dark chocolate from Silver Moon Bakery.

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I can drink Wuyi any time. This one is particularly buttery. I’m having it with a little piece of sour cherry tart.

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I’m craving this again. It is my favorite from the new Zodiac series. For me it has the right balance of green/white tea + the faint taste of apples and mint. I truly enjoy this.

I’ve decided not to rate teas anymore. When I drink tea I like to go with the flow; just experiencing the taste and smell without devising some “objective” grading system: I’m just not very good at that anyway.

Rebecca Lynn

I’ve stopped giving number ratings too…that’s just not how I see the world!

Terri HarpLady

yeah, me too, thank you!

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97

Purchased this again. Such a bright and refreshing blend. Can barely taste the mint and that’s exactly how I like it.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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95

I’m more and more drinking Shu Pu’er. This one is particularly sweet, rich and musty with notes of cinnamon. I also like that the tea looks like some pieces of ancient tree bark.

I have to admit that in the past I have been somewhat apprehensive about buying Pu’er from unknown vendors. I always admire how people buy Pu’er on eBay. I don’t know .. it just makes me uncomfortable. I’m not an expert so I need some guidance, I need a vendor I can trust and so far Verdant tea has been excellent.
Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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100

Just received my order from Verdant tea and brewed this right away. So good. “… aroma of antique lacquered furniture that has absorbed decades of incense.” describes it really very well. Sometimes I like this overbrewed so that the tea gets very dark and intense.

David, thanks for the Wuyi sample. Wuyi is one of my favorite teas so I’m super happy to try this one.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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