782 Tasting Notes
It’s so miserable here. Snowed about 10 cm overnight, and still going strong, windy out, roads are a mess. It’s my boyfriend’s engineer ceremony today so I had to drop him off there at 9, man oh man, so much snow on the roads. And I picked up my Verdant order on the way back at the post office haha, haven’t tried any of the new ones yet, I will wait until it’s not as busy of a day, or this evening. So I’m having a cup of this on this blustery day. Oh, and I have a splitting headache. One advil didn’t do a lot…gahhh. So I will enjoy this cup, but probably have something caffeine heavy later, maybe another cup of Santa’s Secret (had that this morning, mint + black tea seemed to help). I love the flavor of this tea! If I could get my vanilla citrus spice to taste similar to this, I’d be so happy lol. Orangey, a bit of chocolate, spice. Yum. See previous notes!
And another sipdown at work! This tea has served me well in the rooibos department, and it, lime and lemon chiffon are always favorites when I have guests over. I still think I like Lemon Chiffon a bit better than this one, but it’s still pretty good! Lime chiffon too haha, the only one I have left. Anyways, I will enjoy this tasty cuppa! See previous notes.
ETA – Darn you post office! Didn’t leave my tea at my place, just got the shipping notice that they left the card. Now I have to wait until tomorrow to get my new Verdant teas! Ugh :(
And a sipdown at work! This tea smells really good and sweet appley, but man, is it ever tart. Haha, and the brewed tea is so red today my co-worker was like is that wine haha. I might have overleafed a bit, but I didn’t think there was that much hib in it. Man oh man, punch of tart to the mouth, but happy to have sipped this down. I prefer when it is mixed with guayusa, which I also have to sip down soon, but I don’t want that much caffeine right now. Nice to have tried this tea, but probably won’t buy more of it. See previous notes.
Cup of the morning, over the past couple of days I have been trying to have more herbals and rooibos than just black teas during the day, for caffeine content mostly. This one is just so good in my travel mug, I definitely think I will keep this in stock when I’m finished my bag of it, it’s so creamy and fresh and just yummy. Also, need to get doing some sipdowns, as my Verdant BOMC is apparently already in my city (record time, actually!!!) and if it gets delivered today, I’m going to want to try them all haha. But my cupboard is getting too big again, also order the Bestseller’s sampler from 52 teas (all the honeybush, I just had to) so hopefully I get my number down before that arrives! See previous notes on this tea.
As tonight is a special night, mine and my guy’s unofficial 4 year, I decided to open up my reserve bag of this tea. I ordered it with my boyfriend in mind too, as his favorite variety of tea is white tea, especially ones from Verdant. Oh, and he made me a lovely dinner of parmesan meatballs with spaghetti, such a good chef!
Anyways, onto the tea.
This tea is very special and very fancy. It was rather expensive, the most expensive tea I have purchased. But it is totally worth it.
I took out my gaiwan for this, I cleaned my tea spoon, and got down my special cups from Verdant, I only really use them when I use my Yixing pot as they are very small and delicate. But this is a special tea, so special treatment was required! I set the water to boil to 185 degrees. Upon opening the package, this wonderful clover scent came out at me. Clover and hay. Spring time. And the leaves are the most beautiful white tea leaves I have ever seen. Almost a bright yellow, full, not broken at all. I didn’t even use my spoon in the bag for fear of crushing the leaves, instead, I tipped some out into my gaiwan.
A quick 5 second rinse, then an 8 second steep and into the small cups, with the remainder in my double wall cup. The smell is heavenly. Spring and sweetness, dew, life. The flavor…so delicious. Pure. I got the marshmallow sweetness right off the bat. I’m assuming clover and vanilla are also there, as this is so sweet and light. Like a sugared dessert. I can picture the whipped cream imagery. The subsequent steepings are also luscious and so, so good. I have been increasing steep time by 4 seconds. The flavor is deepening, changing a bit, a deeper sweetness. I haven’t had agave syrup, so I’m not sure if it’s that yet, I’m on steeping 4. A few more to go tonight.
And my boyfriend loves it! He said it’s very sweet, but one of the best white teas he has ever had. I echo his sentiments.
This is a beautiful tea. I want to drink it on a spring day, with the rain gently falling, lilacs beginning to bloom, drops falling on the clean spring grass. Alas, it is fall here, but it is raining out, although dark and not much green left. But this tea takes me to spring. Very enjoyable, a perfect tea for this evening. I am very thankful I was able to try this tea while it is available, it truly is a perfect white tea!
Having a cup of this at work, it’s been a busy day blargh. But it’s mine and the bf’s unofficial 4 year anniversary of dating today! Hoping tonight is good, I’m not sure what he has planned, he was going to use my car to go pick up some ingredients for dinner and wine, but I had to work through my lunch so I didn’t get a chance to take it home lol. Oh well, I guess we will see! This tea is still too cakey for my liking, but it’s not bad. I need to try it with ginger added very soon. It’s actually nice at work too, not too sweet but enough to give me energy. See previous notes!
Sipdown! This tea pairs wonderfully with the pad thai my boyfriend made for dinner! Crisp, cardamomy and fresh, my chai blending has helped me pick out the spices in this. I love the description of this tea as well, how it is to show the elements of laoshan green, I particularly get the ocean aspect, a fresh saltiness, pure. I love the ocean and miss it so much, one day id love to live on the coast. But for now I’ll make do with visits and tea that reminds me of it. A nice sample to try from verdant, although not one I crave enough to reorder in winter. Maybe in the spring though :D see previous notes!
Oh, and I didn’t cold brew any of my sample, bet it would be awesome though! Maybe the left over leaves I will :)
Comforting tea time. I just watch the pianist (by netflix suggestion) and am feeling pretty terrible, shook up.. Can’t believe the horrors. Just awful. So this is my tea now, doctored with milk and brown sugar. Hope to feel better soon.
ETA – darn it, this is the first time logging this tea. Sorry for such a terrible note. But the team is really good, without additives too, I’ve had it a few times and am at a toss up between this and davidstea pumpkin chai for top pumpkin tea.
Lest we forget. It’s Remembrance Day in Canada today, so please take a moment to remember the sacrifices made for our freedom.
I am having a travel mug of this tea while at work, it’s tasty and very warming, it’s getting to be soo cold out..about -14 C this morning! Brr! Thank goodness for automatic car starters and hot tea. See previous notes!