1050 Tasting Notes
Have I mentioned how delicious this tea is?? If not, well, it is really delicious!! The tart lemon, mild ginger spice, and creamy coconut aftertaste are just superb in this tea. I hope this sticks around for a while. I have been drinking from my 50 g bag, but I will eventually need a tin of this I think. In my opinion, this far outdoes the whole Spring collection of DavidsTea. So far this year, there’s been 2 ginger teas of the month, and I have loved both of them. I hope this is a continuing trend, maybe not with ginger, but with loving the teas! See previous notes :)
ETA – So this is the first time I’ve done this haha, but I actually ate something out of the infuser. This giant piece of coconut was just sitting there, calling out to me…munch. It was infused with lemon and sooo yummmy. I need to eat out of the infuser more often!
So the time has come for me to open more of my hoarded Verdant samples lol. This one has been on my mind for a few days. I couldn’t remember exactly how much of the Laoshan green I had been using to make my cups, but I used about 1.5 tsp in my brew basket and did the first steep as 10 seconds and have been increasing by 2 for each resteep.
First off, the dry smell is like a faint Laoshan green. I have only had the summer harvest (have an autumn sample waiting to be opened though hehe) so that is the tea I will most likely be comparing this to. After 10 seconds, the tea is a very light yellow, so beautiful, I have been snapping pics of it sitting in my double walled tea cup in the sun here, might upload them later :D The steeped smell is a tinge sweet.
And now, the flavor, I am pleasantly surprised that this is very different from the regular Laoshan green! This one is very light and creamy, but instead of savory, it is definitely more on the sweet side, and I find that a sweet, nutty taste is the most prominent. It actually is reminding me a bit more of the Laoshan Genmaicha due to that lovely sweetness, but it’s a bit different than that too, more nuts than corn like. I gave the second steep to my boyfriend, who downed it quite happily as he does with straight green teas. I may have slightly underleafed this time around though, it seems a little on the light side, but the flavor is still very good. Maybe I will increase steep times for the next few cups to see if it will help my underleafing.
Overall, a very delicious cup of green tea. I might prefer the straight laoshan green savoriness a bit more, but that might change after I have a few more cups of this! Another wonderful tea from Verdant that I’m happy I snagged to sample while it was available!
ETA – The third steep is a rich light green color, a sharp contrast to the first two. The flavor has also become a bit more savory, but with a sweet aftertaste. Mmmmm this is a very nice tea, I am enjoying how the flavors have been slightly changing already!
This is sooo good! Why have I been holding off brewing this?!?!?! I ordered 2 oz (I think) back about a month ago, and have just not been in a chai mood, and I was worried it wouldn’t live up to how good the Laoshan Village Chai is. But man, this is good! It’s very similar to the village chai, minus the caffeine! swoons this might be my new nighttime chai! And yes, I am going to try blending this with some of my Laoshan black, and some other teas as well! I steeped this for the whole 5 minutes, and it’s a spicy, stimulating brew but yet warm and comforting at the same time. This has a bite though! There’s a spice in here with some nice zing to it :D and it feels very cleansing on the throat. Very happy I finally dove into this bag!
I had a cup of this earlier this evening, another fitting tea for a snowy day. Hooray for me drinking my winter teas again! I was getting all crazy about my spring teas, and now I am craving cozy sweet, or spicy teas again :) this one has the sweet factor covered, although I got a bit more apple in this cup. See previous notes on this tea :)
So it’s ridiculous weather here. Now they actually have been closing major roads, massive multi car pile up on the main highway…I am hiding inside with tea. This one seems perfect for this crazy spring snow day. Creamy, sweet, warm, comfort. Delicious. I’m hoping that they cancel classes tomorrow :D I could get so much work done and drink so much tea! See previous notes :)
So I’ve decided, i really like this tea. It’s fresh and light and awesome. I don’t mind the hint of bubble gum scent even, because it’s getting more honeydew like to me. I think my favorite part of this tea is that it is a way to have caffeineated green rooibos. It’s my only blend with it that has caffeine, and it’s a nice change! I think I will have to stock up on some of this. I really like it! See previous notes :)
Oh, and second day of spring, we are in a major winter storm… Highways almost shutting down. And of course I have my grad pics later today, going to try to not get snow in my hair lol
I’ve been drinking tea all night and just haven’t felt like logging them haha, but this one I will before I head off to bed. Creamy, smooth, comforting roobios blend right here! Yes you can taste the rooibos, but it blends very nicely with the cream soda flavor that is in this tea. Perfect for before bed :) see previous notes, night steepster!
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
Sigh, needed to kick back and chill tonight, getting busy again with school :( so I made a cup of this, one of my favorite decadent teas. I love the sweetness, the vanilla, the fullness of the cup, and especially that fruit aftertaste. Mmm! Saved the sachet for another steep later. See previous notes!