drank Eight Treasures Yabao by Verdant Tea
1318 tasting notes

What the heck is Yabao? I had to look it up. First impression of the wet leaf smell was cat pee. It is probably really more of a kiwi smell. This has nowhere to go but up! The first sip was rose and a spicy almost metallic note. I added sweetener (sorry, I know it is Verdant) Now it is jasmine and honeysuckle with a hint of vanilla. I taste marigold very quickly at the beginning of each sip. I glanced through others notes and see this is well loved. I am not drawn to it. I would drink it if offered. I bet it would be great iced while rocking on a front porch swing.

Nxtdoor

Yay, cat pee! Kinda like Sauvignon blanc.

Lala

Cat pee tea, sounds delicious.

K S

More amusing is it didn’t stop me from trying it. Once you have sipped cheap puer anything is possible.

__Morgana__

LOL you guys. :-)

Bonnie

My rule has always been to try a sip of every tea plain and then sweeten it to check that transformation (because so many people sweeten tea) then add cream (not to oolong or some greens and whites). Yabao is a unique flavor. Seems that you either strongly love it or hate it. I love it. It’s a bit finicky with sweetening sometimes. I prefer real sugar or honey…because my usual splenda seems to sour the yabao.

K S

Bonnie I have a plain yabao from Terri that I am anxious to try. From this potpourri mix I am really still not sure what the yabao tastes like. It is buds prepared like white tea but some consider it a puer. I like both of those. I agree I try to taste it first au natural then do my thing to see the change. I think with this one about half what I normally use would have been the correct happy medium. It was a little too sweet my way and the rose was only in the aftertaste.

Terri HarpLady

It’s interesting to drink a cup of this once in awhile, & same with the plain yabao. Neither one is really all that appealing to me, just a nice occasional contrast from my usual choices. I’ve never tried either one sweetened.

Lala

Maybe it is like Kopi Luwak coffee, but the tea version. Ha ha :P

gmathis

I may have to go buy me a kiwi now and hold it up to the litter box…

gmathis

…for scientific purposes, of course.

K S

You’ll need some eight treasures yabao as the control. Can’t wait for your report :)

Terri HarpLady

GG, I still have some left. Want me to send you a sample? :)

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Nxtdoor

Yay, cat pee! Kinda like Sauvignon blanc.

Lala

Cat pee tea, sounds delicious.

K S

More amusing is it didn’t stop me from trying it. Once you have sipped cheap puer anything is possible.

__Morgana__

LOL you guys. :-)

Bonnie

My rule has always been to try a sip of every tea plain and then sweeten it to check that transformation (because so many people sweeten tea) then add cream (not to oolong or some greens and whites). Yabao is a unique flavor. Seems that you either strongly love it or hate it. I love it. It’s a bit finicky with sweetening sometimes. I prefer real sugar or honey…because my usual splenda seems to sour the yabao.

K S

Bonnie I have a plain yabao from Terri that I am anxious to try. From this potpourri mix I am really still not sure what the yabao tastes like. It is buds prepared like white tea but some consider it a puer. I like both of those. I agree I try to taste it first au natural then do my thing to see the change. I think with this one about half what I normally use would have been the correct happy medium. It was a little too sweet my way and the rose was only in the aftertaste.

Terri HarpLady

It’s interesting to drink a cup of this once in awhile, & same with the plain yabao. Neither one is really all that appealing to me, just a nice occasional contrast from my usual choices. I’ve never tried either one sweetened.

Lala

Maybe it is like Kopi Luwak coffee, but the tea version. Ha ha :P

gmathis

I may have to go buy me a kiwi now and hold it up to the litter box…

gmathis

…for scientific purposes, of course.

K S

You’ll need some eight treasures yabao as the control. Can’t wait for your report :)

Terri HarpLady

GG, I still have some left. Want me to send you a sample? :)

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