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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
153 tasting notes

Dry Leaf – Sweet bread, sugary.
Wet Leaf – Raw sugar, cinnamon and vanilla scents.

1st Steep – Sugary clean taste with vanilla scent smooth and clean feeling. There is a molasses/raw sugar taste with hints of spices.

2nd Steep – Sweet vanilla, molasses/raw sugar scent. The molasses becomes more apparent as does the vanilla flavor (like vanilla bean), hints of spiciness that I can’t yet identify clearly. Clean fresh feeling.

3rd Steep – Leaves smell like caramel an molasses/raw/brown sugar. Its sweetness is still apparent with the tanginess of molasses; the spiciness comes back and then cleans away into that freshness. My cup smells like raw sugar and cooked cinnamon.

4th Steep – Slight sweetness with apparent cinnamon/clove taste, incredibly smooth for and clean feeling. Some clove aftertaste that cleans away.

5th Steep – Some of the sweetness fades and the spice notes become more apparent to the taste. I got a hint of the ‘morel’, a slight earthiness that can also be found in the clove and vanilla (if you eat from the bean).

I made several other steeps; to me they kept that slight sweetness but the spice notes and slight earthiness/woodiness of the spices or perhaps mushroom like were more evident.

Preparation
Boiling
Helena

I was going to try this but it said under notes Morel which is a mushroom.. I hate mushrooms so I avoided it but it still sounds yummy :D

JC

I would go for it. The ‘morel’ taste is not completely comparable to eating the actual mushroom. It refers to the ‘earthiness’ that mushrooms tend to have, which spices like clove and cinnamon also have but you tend not to notice as much since they have other overpowering characteristics.

If you can deal with clove aftertaste or anise you should be more than ok :)

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Helena

I was going to try this but it said under notes Morel which is a mushroom.. I hate mushrooms so I avoided it but it still sounds yummy :D

JC

I would go for it. The ‘morel’ taste is not completely comparable to eating the actual mushroom. It refers to the ‘earthiness’ that mushrooms tend to have, which spices like clove and cinnamon also have but you tend not to notice as much since they have other overpowering characteristics.

If you can deal with clove aftertaste or anise you should be more than ok :)

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Discovered tea a few years ago and I’ve been exploring ever since. I’m looking forward to keep learning and enjoy tea as I do. Keep learning, those who “know” stop learning and become irrelevant to the world.

I’m adding the scale because I noted that we all use the same system but it doesn’t mean the same to all.(I rate the tea not by how much I ‘like it’ only; there are flavors/scents I don’t like but they are quality and are how they are supposed to be and I rate them as such).

90 – 100: AMAZING. This the tea I feel you should drop whatever you are doing and just enjoy.

80-89: Great tea that I would recommend because they are above ‘average’ tea, they usually posses that ‘something’ extra that separates them from the rest.

70-79: An OK tea, still good quality, taste and smell. For me usually the tea that I have at work for everyday use but I can still appreciate and get me going through my day.

60-69: Average nothing special and quality is not high. The tea you make and don’t worry about the EXACT time of steep because you just want tea.

30-59: The tea you should probably avoid, the tea that you can mostly use for iced tea and ‘hide’ what you don’t like.

1-29: Caveat emptor! I feel sorry for my enemies when they drink this tea. :P

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