So happy, I went to get lunch with a friend I’ve not kept a very good job keeping in touch with since I moved to Atlanta. She had been in Israel but got sick and had to come back home for the time being. Lunch turned in to me being there till past 6! And we’re going to get together tomorrow too. I cannot get over how good it feels to have someone to hang out with since I have like one friend at home. I had planned to have an afternoon with a puerh but that didn’t work out and probably won’t tomorrow either but that’s ok :)

Thank you for sending me a sample of this, Ze_Teamaker! I was super psyched that you thought to ask me if I wanted some :D I just kept putting it off and putting it off, it wasn’t even going to be my first tea tonight but I found I brought it with me and knew I should have it now! (Ok, also because I finally got my Verdant $10 voucher and I want to make sure I like how this tastes before buying the official version.)

Like I really needed to “double-check” first. Of course this tastes amazing. I always get chocolate and cinnamon from Laoshan Black, so this is like having a brownie mixed with a rice krispies treat.

Even though this is pretty sweet as is, I thought it might be intriguing to add some sapin honey in here. It’s a darker honey with a pretty distinct smell, and it is kind of beyond awesome in this tea. It kind of amplifies the toasty rice and the maltiness of the laoshan black. Apparently me adding honey to my tea was very fascinating to Tucker as he is now laying on the couch next to me.

Second steep, I had to add the honey again, this time maybe a bit less. Still enjoyed the first one more, this one was just more malty, and I lost my cinnamony notes.

Loved trying this, definitely have to get the official one now!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec
Bonnie

Glad you’re having a good time with your friend.

Azzrian

I just got some today after getting my voucher! I can’t wait to try it thank you for the tasting note!

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Bonnie

Glad you’re having a good time with your friend.

Azzrian

I just got some today after getting my voucher! I can’t wait to try it thank you for the tasting note!

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