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drank Yunnan Golden Buds by Verdant Tea
19 tasting notes

This is definitely the finest tea I’ve ever had to date. So I’m treating each leaf as if it was worth it’s weight in gold. It isn’t really that expensive though, cheaper than Red Bull for sure when one sees how much tea just a few grams of leaves will produce. This tea came as a free sample to me for buying a completely different tea and I’m grateful for it. I steeped it 8 times and every steep was fantastic except the last one which I may have over-steeped. The very light color and soft taste of the tea that gets produced may have you wondering if it is actually black tea, tea like this might really need a class of its own.

In order to steep a tea 8 times I actually need to right down my plan on paper or I’ll be hopelessly confused half way through. I firmly believe that every steep after steep 1 needs to be done as soon as possible in order to avoid a moldy taste in the last steeps.

A lot of people are going to review this tea on how it tastes so I think I’ll be a bit different and focus on how it made me feel. It made me feel quite weird actually. Tea is a drug after all, and for some reason the first time I made this tea my face started to feel funny and immediately afterwards I got the feeling of being stoned. My mom had some too and she just could not sleep afterwards. The second time I had the tea, I just got a very mild head-rush and the sense of relaxation and peace. This might be a great tea for meditation since it makes me alert and relaxed at the same time. Ok, maybe I am a little stoned this time, such an interesting tea this is. I’ll probably write more on it later.

jgo

After reading many tea reviews on this site I guess the proper term for what I felt was “tea drunk”, but I’ve never been drunk before so I guess I relate it more to being stoned. I’m currently waiting for more tea from Verdant to arrive in the mail, my expectations grow the more I read on Steepster.

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jgo

After reading many tea reviews on this site I guess the proper term for what I felt was “tea drunk”, but I’ve never been drunk before so I guess I relate it more to being stoned. I’m currently waiting for more tea from Verdant to arrive in the mail, my expectations grow the more I read on Steepster.

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