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I bought a sample of this with my last Verdant order. I love green teas, but this is not my favorite. I feel like I should love it though! I wonder if I am steeping it wrong or something. It is a little bit too astringent or something for me. I do appreciate the vegetal and mineraly flavor and sweet smell. Also there is a richness I appreciate. Maybe I just steeped it too long…

Fuzzy_Peachkin

This was my free sample in my last order. I’m looking for a time to set aside it so I can steep it “properly”.

Stephanie

Probably a good plan. I’m going to be more careful with my 2nd steep and see if it performs better!

Stephanie

2nd steep went much better :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Good to know! :-)

Stephanie

Hahaha, my Verdant order came today and I got another sample pack of this!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I guess they want people to try it!!

Lily Duckler

It’s true! :) We love sharing Mrs. Li’s tea, and we want to make sure folks can try it before it gets too late in the year. One tip for Mrs. Li’s Dragonwell is to keep your glass (or tea pot or mug) uncovered while you’re brewing it. Covering your leaves will let steam build up which can raise the temperature and scald the leaves.
Another thing to try is leaving a little bit of water covering the leaves in between steepings. This will keep protect the delicate flat-pressed leaves from oxidizing while you sip!

Mrs Li keeps it simple when brewing for guests: just leaves in an uncovered glass cup and below-boiling water. Have you seen her video about brewing Dragonwell?
http://verdanttea.com/tv/how-to-brew-shi-feng-dragonwell-green-tea/

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Good to know! Thanks for the tips, Lily!

Stephanie

Sweet! Thanks Lily!

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Fuzzy_Peachkin

This was my free sample in my last order. I’m looking for a time to set aside it so I can steep it “properly”.

Stephanie

Probably a good plan. I’m going to be more careful with my 2nd steep and see if it performs better!

Stephanie

2nd steep went much better :)

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Good to know! :-)

Stephanie

Hahaha, my Verdant order came today and I got another sample pack of this!

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I guess they want people to try it!!

Lily Duckler

It’s true! :) We love sharing Mrs. Li’s tea, and we want to make sure folks can try it before it gets too late in the year. One tip for Mrs. Li’s Dragonwell is to keep your glass (or tea pot or mug) uncovered while you’re brewing it. Covering your leaves will let steam build up which can raise the temperature and scald the leaves.
Another thing to try is leaving a little bit of water covering the leaves in between steepings. This will keep protect the delicate flat-pressed leaves from oxidizing while you sip!

Mrs Li keeps it simple when brewing for guests: just leaves in an uncovered glass cup and below-boiling water. Have you seen her video about brewing Dragonwell?
http://verdanttea.com/tv/how-to-brew-shi-feng-dragonwell-green-tea/

Fuzzy_Peachkin

Good to know! Thanks for the tips, Lily!

Stephanie

Sweet! Thanks Lily!

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I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos.

Butiki, Verdant, Mandala and Den’s are my favorite online retailers so far.

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