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drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
988 tasting notes

So I was looking through my tea cupboard and wanted some pu’erh, but I don’t want to open a new sample tonight, so I was pondering which one to have. And this one just popped out! I’ve been hoarding my last 2 cups of this ever since it went out of stock, but hey, I might as well drink it! Hoarding it doesn’t do much good, there will be more amazing teas that come out! This is lightly spicy and the sweet aftertaste of the licorice is really nice tonight. The pu’erh tastes delicious here, light yet satisfying. As it’s cooling the spiciness from the ginger is coming out. I steeped this first cup for 1 minute with a 25 second rinse. I’m looking forward to a few more cups tonight, there was a nice big chunk of pu’erh in this cup too, I actually broke it in half and saved the rest for the last cup. Ahh I hope Verdant does more pu’erh blends, this is awesome! See previous notes :)

ETA – forgot to mention, this is another tea that goes good with LOTR. Rich and earthy, with some spice and mystery, perfect for the Two Towers. :D

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

How I love it so!

MissLena

It is soo good!

Terri HarpLady

It is! I’m still hoarding some : )

MissLena

I wish I had ordered more than 7 g of it when I had the chance :( I could totally hoard 2 oz of it hehe it’s just so smooth yet spicy and very drinkable. And ginger! I’m such a ginger fanatic :D

Bonnie

You can add puerh to the Winter blend and Laoshan Black in the meantime. Tastes great.

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Terri HarpLady

How I love it so!

MissLena

It is soo good!

Terri HarpLady

It is! I’m still hoarding some : )

MissLena

I wish I had ordered more than 7 g of it when I had the chance :( I could totally hoard 2 oz of it hehe it’s just so smooth yet spicy and very drinkable. And ginger! I’m such a ginger fanatic :D

Bonnie

You can add puerh to the Winter blend and Laoshan Black in the meantime. Tastes great.

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Hello all, I am an electrical engineer (read:NERD :D), who is a bit obsessed with tea! I discovered loose tea in 2011, DAVIDsTEA in 2012 and it took off from there. I really started drinking/enjoying tea because it was excellent to take to class in the morning and because I can’t handle coffee! (unless it’s a really good cappuccino or latte, or decent decaf haha)

I enjoy a variety of teas – current favorites being ripe and raw pu’erhs, chinese black teas and herbal/green rooibos blends. I also enjoy white, green, and oolong teas, although I tend to drink them more in the warmer months. I have also tried matcha and guayusa, but I don’t drink them too often as I am a bit sensitive to caffeine. As a result I don’t drink black teas as often as I used to, but in moderation I can still enjoy a wide variety of teas.

Oh, and I have a severe peanut allergy and try to avoid most other nuts, just to be safe. Limits my tea choices a bit, but that’s ok. However I have tried almonds and found out I can eat them, so I have been trying a few teas with them in them.

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95+: Absolute favorite, will try to always have it in stock, and when I don’t I pine over it!
90-94: Awesome teas, will probably purchase again a few times
80-89: Very good tea, may restock at some point
70-79: happy to have tried and will gladly finish, but not restock
60-69: not horrible, but not the best, will finish if I have some though
50-59: not a favorite, probably will have a tough time finishing the bag
-50: yuck. I don’t want to have it ever again.

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