100
drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
658 tasting notes

I am so pleased with Verdant Tea. Great service, selection, packaging, and free shipping to Canada, plus I received this in five business days. Packages coming from the UK can manage that but I don’t know if any from the US have even come close. They tend to be more in the three-to-four week range!

Anyway, the description for this isn’t joking when it says “perfectly smooth and honey-like”. It’s probably the smoothest black tea I’ve ever experienced, and it’s incredibly sweet with enough body that I don’t find it offputting. The dry leaf smelled toasty, sweet, and green but more in a woodsy way than grassy. The flavour keeps all these elements but is mellower than I expected and has a nice cocoa-y element. I was thinking roasted marshmallow, so it’s funny to see TeaEqualsBliss noticed the same thing. There is so much to like here. Delicious.

I wanted to get this note in before I forgot everything but I’ve only had the chance for my first infusion in a gaiwan. I’m off for some more. I’ve been surprised at how nice blacks are this way, and this one is a shining example!

Uniquity

I am so pumped for my tea to arrive…I ordered this and their yunnan. Maybe I’ll actually use my gaiwan to infuse this. I doubt I’ll be sharing with the beau! : )

Jessie

Haha! I definitely kept this from the man of the house, too. I ordered the Yunnan as well and can’t wait to give it a go.

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Uniquity

I am so pumped for my tea to arrive…I ordered this and their yunnan. Maybe I’ll actually use my gaiwan to infuse this. I doubt I’ll be sharing with the beau! : )

Jessie

Haha! I definitely kept this from the man of the house, too. I ordered the Yunnan as well and can’t wait to give it a go.

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