drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
1196 tasting notes

Verdant needs a mobile friendly website. My bag had zero steeping instructions on it, so I tried to pull the site up on my phone, since it was in the kitchen to time the steeping…but it kept crashing my browser. So I had to hurry back to my bedroom and pull up the site and find what to do. I wrote the instructions on the package so I guess I’ll probably go through my others so this won’t happen again. I cut it close!

I’m going to get started re-watching The Walking Dead since I kind of stopped after the first season. I feel some weird obligation to watch everything filmed around here for the most part (I have to throw that disclaimer in because I would rather lick a battery than have anything to do with Scary Movie 5, as this brought in BOTH Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan.) but I did enjoy it so time to retry, yay Netflix!

I can probably tell you all sorts of places it filmed though! Like this! This is Forsyth Street, right near important to me school buildings! http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mbnkjbS0yU1qz5e5oo1_1280.png They’re mostly well outside Atlanta, which is where all the TV shows end up, but in the first episode they were on my campus! This happened too in The Change Up. The first time I saw a trailer I was like WAIT I WALK THROUGH THERE ALL THE TIME. It’s kind of fun.

So this is my pot of tea to go along with it and a plan to resteep as much as possible through the night!

I’m terrible at keeping track of things but I’ve had this for awhile so I don’t know what description where applies to this tea anymore. I bought it in April. Wow, that’s embarrassing
that I’m just now getting around to trying it. Jeez.

This first steeping smells purely of chocolate. It tastes like a malty cinnamon brownie. It’s rich and satisfying. It’s not as cold today but this feels good to drink!

I’m amused that this tastes more like a cinnamon brownie than the tea I have that’s supposed to be one. Ha. There are some caramel notes too but mostly I get chocolate with a nice hint of cinnamon.

The second steep is getting kind of a toasted cereal flavor, but still chocolatey. This actually reminds me a lot of a dark oolong and I really am not a fan of many of them, but I am enjoying this tea. What do you call that chocolatey hot cereal stuff? CoCo Wheats? That’s what it reminds me of!

This will probably be it for the time being, because I want to sleep tonight. I’ll have to try it in a gaiwan next.

Terri HarpLady

I’m still in love with this tea!

BoxerMama

That’s the worst part about verdant. I always have to pull the site up on my laptop while I brew.

CupofTree

Hell yea walking dead! I remember passing that street too when in Atlanta while looking for scenes from the show. But it was blocked off by some huge game going on, I was so disappointed. If I am remembering that area correctly.
This tea sounds amazingly yummy

Kittenna

Hmm. Verdant works great on my iPhone… I also always pull up brewing parameters when infusing a new tea! Only time I had a problem was when my wireless wasn’t working :D

Terri HarpLady

Regarding brewing instruction on Verdant: me too! I wish the instructions on the packaging were the same as the ones on the site. And of course, the sample packages tell you nothing! What’s even worse is that if you have a sample that’s no longer available for purchase, there are usually no instructions on the site for it anyway.

DaisyChubb

Terri – if you have an older tea from verdant, just pop it into their search bar or even google – they don’t delete the product pages so it’s always available to find the steeping parameters :)

Bonnie

As soon as I get my order I look on the Verdant site and write the instructions on the packets because my memory is ZERO!

Kittenna

That’s a great idea Bonnie…. I should be that clever! I have to look it up every time, hahahaha.

BoxerMama

I had that issue with Golden fleece. It’s no longer on there site and I totally forgot how to brew it. I had to pull up steepster and read through the read through the reviews until someone mentioned how much leaf they used.

Sil

FYI you can do a search on the website and still load the pages for teas that are no longer in stock/offered Then you don’t have to search for the information :)

Terri HarpLady

Thanks Diasy & Sil! Also, great idea, Bonnie!

Helena

I know the feeling :D I do that quite frequently with Verdant teas because I’m used to having the steeping instructions on the bag :D your not alone :D

DaisyChubb

yeah good idea – I’m going to write some info on the bags too, although I usually experiment more often than not anyways haha! :B

HyBr1d

I never really have a problem with the website on my phone, but I do have my phone connected to wifi at home and at work, so maybe that’s why… As far as brewing parameters go, I actually just save them as a note on my phone. So any time I need to know how to brew, I just pull up that note and find the tea I want to brew. And you can just keep on adding new teas as you get them :) And you can always email or tweet David, he always seems to get back to me same day!

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Terri HarpLady

I’m still in love with this tea!

BoxerMama

That’s the worst part about verdant. I always have to pull the site up on my laptop while I brew.

CupofTree

Hell yea walking dead! I remember passing that street too when in Atlanta while looking for scenes from the show. But it was blocked off by some huge game going on, I was so disappointed. If I am remembering that area correctly.
This tea sounds amazingly yummy

Kittenna

Hmm. Verdant works great on my iPhone… I also always pull up brewing parameters when infusing a new tea! Only time I had a problem was when my wireless wasn’t working :D

Terri HarpLady

Regarding brewing instruction on Verdant: me too! I wish the instructions on the packaging were the same as the ones on the site. And of course, the sample packages tell you nothing! What’s even worse is that if you have a sample that’s no longer available for purchase, there are usually no instructions on the site for it anyway.

DaisyChubb

Terri – if you have an older tea from verdant, just pop it into their search bar or even google – they don’t delete the product pages so it’s always available to find the steeping parameters :)

Bonnie

As soon as I get my order I look on the Verdant site and write the instructions on the packets because my memory is ZERO!

Kittenna

That’s a great idea Bonnie…. I should be that clever! I have to look it up every time, hahahaha.

BoxerMama

I had that issue with Golden fleece. It’s no longer on there site and I totally forgot how to brew it. I had to pull up steepster and read through the read through the reviews until someone mentioned how much leaf they used.

Sil

FYI you can do a search on the website and still load the pages for teas that are no longer in stock/offered Then you don’t have to search for the information :)

Terri HarpLady

Thanks Diasy & Sil! Also, great idea, Bonnie!

Helena

I know the feeling :D I do that quite frequently with Verdant teas because I’m used to having the steeping instructions on the bag :D your not alone :D

DaisyChubb

yeah good idea – I’m going to write some info on the bags too, although I usually experiment more often than not anyways haha! :B

HyBr1d

I never really have a problem with the website on my phone, but I do have my phone connected to wifi at home and at work, so maybe that’s why… As far as brewing parameters go, I actually just save them as a note on my phone. So any time I need to know how to brew, I just pull up that note and find the tea I want to brew. And you can just keep on adding new teas as you get them :) And you can always email or tweet David, he always seems to get back to me same day!

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