337 Tasting Notes

96

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.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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94

Rose tea just makes me happy. Rose adds some smooth subtle sweetness to the tea. The smell is intoxicating.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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100

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.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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88

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.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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100

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.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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100

Jasmine is subtle, I can also taste the rose. This is lovely! This tea has smooth almost aquatic quality. If I hear “rose” in a blend, I’m sold!
I’m having this with square of raw cocoa and goji berries.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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100
drank Chrysanthemum Pu'er by Verdant Tea
337 tasting notes

Some teas are good/great/ok etc. and rarely you come across something that is outstanding. For me this is outstanding. I love the earthy “dirt” taste with chrysanthemum and some citrus aftertaste. So sorry I can’t order it again. Please, bring it back.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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100
drank Chrysanthemum Pu'er by Verdant Tea
337 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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96
drank Imperial Breakfast by Verdant Tea
337 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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100

It smells like orchid,roses, honey and dried apples. Taste: bright, rich, smooth. I had it after a meal and it was perfect.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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