This is my first Verdant tea ever. I feel there is so much pressure associated with it – like a movie everyone is crazy about – that it makes me uncomfortable. It can’t possibly live up to the hype.

I used my press and 175 F water being careful not to pour the water directly over the crinkly leaf. I wish I had added the leaf after the water for more of a dance. The wet leaf has a very strong aroma of artichoke/stew beef. The liquor is very clear and yellow.

The first cup is really creamy and tastes like Cheerios. There is a bite late in the sip that reminds me of Dragonwell. The aftertaste is really sweet and lingers. As nice as this already tastes, I was intrigued even more by the cup as it cooled. It takes on notes of creamed corn.

Cups two and three lose the creamy oats and replace it with a more green (not grassy) cup with a light but good metallic bitterness. That doesn’t sound tasty but it is. The aftertaste remains very sweet.

A very good tea indeed!

Bonnie

See, you survived. I’m their black tea fan but have some of everything.

Terri HarpLady

Yay!!! I’m so glad you liked it! Can’t wait to hear your reviews of the other teas!

caile

That’s how I felt as well!

K S

Terri I did the Devotea earl grey yesterday if you missed it. Pressure is off now, I’m ready to dig in!

SFTGFOP

Like your description of Cheerios. :)

Terri HarpLady

I’m way behind on my reading of reviews here! But I’ll be sure & check that review out!

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Bonnie

See, you survived. I’m their black tea fan but have some of everything.

Terri HarpLady

Yay!!! I’m so glad you liked it! Can’t wait to hear your reviews of the other teas!

caile

That’s how I felt as well!

K S

Terri I did the Devotea earl grey yesterday if you missed it. Pressure is off now, I’m ready to dig in!

SFTGFOP

Like your description of Cheerios. :)

Terri HarpLady

I’m way behind on my reading of reviews here! But I’ll be sure & check that review out!

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