337 Tasting Notes
Wuyi is one of my favorite teas ever. I almost always have at least one variety in my cupboard. This was less dark/toasty than I expected, still very nice. I did detect some herbal (rosemary?) undertone. However, the tea magically transforms when cooling down – all the lovely toasty flavor shines through.
Reordered this. I like it even more that the first time. I think the amount of peppermint is just right. Peppermint is such a strong flavor that it often “kills” all other flavors – all you can taste is just peppermint. Not with this blend: it’s more like a subtle hint which I really like. Very refreshing.
I made an order just to try this as it contains 2 things I like a lot: bergamot and rose. I was, however, slightly disappointed. Then again Verdant Tea has raised the bar pretty high. It’s a nice blend but does not have the “wow” factor (at least for me). It’s not too heavy on either bergamot or rose so I can actually taste the tea.
I usually don’t like any spices in my tea but decided to give this one a try. I think that the name is very fitting and not because the taste is in any way medicinal; somehow sipping this tea makes me think about old apothecaries with spices, dried herbs and weird thing in jars :) I can taste the coriander which adds some nice crispiness to the taste. I like this a lot. Will probably reorder.
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?!!!!
This is a very rich and deep blend with many dimensions to it. I was impressed.
Today I visited Met and after that went to La Maison du Chocolat to get some ice cream. Turns out they have a cafe in the back selling among other things some tea. It was $8 per cup. Wow … That’s some price even for Manhattan.