95
drank Imperial Breakfast by Verdant Tea
20 tasting notes

I put off writing a review of this blend until every leaf was sadly gone. My wife and I have nearly swapped tastes as I am leaning more toward tea after years of coffee and she is doing the opposite. (I guess working 12hr nursing shifts in the emergency department overnights can quite reasonably do that to a person!) This is absolutely one of those brews that went from a full bag to completely gone in less than a week even with us both trying to pull 4 and 5 steeps out of it throughout the days we enjoyed it together!!

small plug for a company I have no affiliation with other than loving their product – Ambrosia Honey Company’s raw honey from Longmont, CO blends AMAZINGLY well with this tea for breakfast, especially when it’s already on your biscuit with a smidge of butter..

I started out on my tea experience as an exclusively black tea drinker, so I am admittedly partial to the noir. This one warms my heart as it brings in a bawdy and rounded zing that really delivered on setting things in motion on days when I had a full plate or buzzing my head soft to enjoy the WSJ on my day off. It’s like it knew what I needed it to be. That’s weird, and creepy, and crazy, and true. Try it if you are looking for another diversion for black breakfast, but be warned – you may end up with pounds of it in your cupboard!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Bonnie

I think Ambrosia Honey is great too! I usually don’t use honey in tea because the flavor of honey is overpowering, but in this tea I could imagine it. If you go with the Laoshan Black I wouldn’t use honey though, but agave. I also love the black tea!

Bonnie

If you can get your hands on some Laoshan Black well it’s my favorite Black tea!

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Bonnie

I think Ambrosia Honey is great too! I usually don’t use honey in tea because the flavor of honey is overpowering, but in this tea I could imagine it. If you go with the Laoshan Black I wouldn’t use honey though, but agave. I also love the black tea!

Bonnie

If you can get your hands on some Laoshan Black well it’s my favorite Black tea!

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I am so very new to loose leaf tea and, after decades of really really good coffee, I am blown away by the diversity and complexity that this little leaf has to offer. Every new cup is an adventure and I look forward to sharing them with you!

+ I attempt to rate teas in comparison to others I’ve tried of the same general variety, so a green tea rated at 95 vs a pu’er at 90 doesn’t necessarily mean that I liked the green better than the pu’er – it just means I liked it better than most other greens.

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