617 Tasting Notes
I got a few cups worth of this as a gift from BrewTEAlly Sweet! Thanks!!!
I’m off work this week so I haven’t been online nearly as much. I’ve still been drinking tea but not taking the time to write notes about most of them, heh.
Anyway, I was impressed with this one. I strongly prefer peppermint over spearmint, and this one is very nice and balanced well with the black base. It is rare for me to find a David’s Tea blend I would actually consider buying! Woot! AND it is appropriately festive :D
This tea was a beautiful early Christmas gift from my pal BrewTEAlly Sweet! She’s the BEST!
So, I sit down to write my tasting note after drinking several steeps of this…and the main word I’ve been finding to describe it as is “clean”. Sure enough, the Verdant website describes it as one of the cleanest shu puerhs ever! I get lots of visuals when I drink puerh. This one was showing me a sun dappled forest floor, with a pure crisp stream trickling over some pristine moss. Seriously wonderful stuff! This is not in any way a funky puerh. CLEAN and delightful. Thank you so much to Master Han, Verdant and BrewTEAlly Sweet!!! <3
Haaaa, I guess I should have read everyone else’s reviews before I attempted to brew this! I used all 8 balls that were in my sample pack, brewed at 204 like the package said…luckily I only steeped for a couple of minutes ;)
I will definitely get several resteeps today, heh.
This is very nice! Reminds me of Mandala Special Dark without the puerh taste. Very rich and dark and malty! This is definitely one I will restock some day :D
Very tasty peach tea…but where is the jasmine???
I’ll have to try next time at home where I can more accurately control the temperature and such rather than here at work. Also I might try mixing a few of these pearls with some actual jasmine pearls to try to get the jasmine/peach ratio more what I was expecting.