1060 Tasting Notes

Thanks for the sample Marzipan!

Everyone is right, this is very good stuff! Rich, sweet malty and full of cocoa goodness. I feel a Whispering Pines order in the future…my husband is in love with Golden Orchid :)


Good plan, get the hubby hooked.


I keep offering mine teas I think he would like while I’m drinking them, or sniffs of teas that I think he’ll like when I get them. Every once in a while now he’ll ask me for some tea.


Mine’s dedicated to his coffee, but enjoys tea on occasion too :)


I’m glad you have an SO who also likes tea. I enjoy morning tea time with my boyfriend, even if he doesn’t like my pu’erhs. :)

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Sample sip down! Thank you Marzipan

Had the last of my sample iced this afternoon and it was great! I’ll buy some of this next time I’m in Chicago probably :)


Except you are getting more tomorrow.


gah! must remember to pick this one up!



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i get notes of apricot skin, dryness on the tongue and lingering flavor on the back of my throat. Somewhat sweet with a pleasant bitterness, and a bit “darker” tasting than most shengs. Not dark like a black tea or a shu, I’m really not sure how to describe it! I do not have the words for this…FAIL.

Great tea buzz from this one though :) TEA ENERGY FTW

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I’m pretty sure the sample of this I’m drinking was from boychik Thanks!!!

I’m glad to get to revisit this one. It was one of the teas that made me think oxidized oolongs aren’t really my thing. I LOVE a good Dancong, but this one is darker and less complex. I get woody plummy notes, and a nice sweetness. It is pleasant and everything, but just doesn’t blow me away like some teas do :)


I have to revisit. I think I have another sample. I tried Da hong Pao recently and it just blew my mind. I thought I was in a happy place with my Yunnan blacks and Puerh… Sigh…


feel like i should try this one even though i’m not overly fond of oolongs


this isn’t dancong, it’s yancha.I don’t think Verdant is known for having good yancha.


Right, I was just comparing this one to Dancong, which I know I like very much :)


Jing Tea Shop has really good Dancong and Yancha if you want to try some


Sweet, I’m always up for trying new Dancongs!

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Thanks to TeaVivre for this one!

I’m not a huge oolong person, but this is very nice. Tastes like a cross between tieguanyin and milk oolong. Yum :)

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drank Shiva's Breakfast by Butiki Teas
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I did a long strong steep on this one as a pick-me-up this afternoon. WOO! This one is really growing on me :D

I find it tastes even better if I let it cool a little bit before I drink it…I should try it iced soon :)

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drank Yiwu 2009 Spring by Teaurchin
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This is SUPER good sheng!!!!

Excellent balance between sweetness and pleasant astringency, with some fruit and floral aromas. Great energy. Seems super solid and one of my top picks from TeaUrchin so far :)

Good Monday tea, for sure.

Terri HarpLady

I wish I’d brought some sheng with me…sigh… ;)


I never think to travel with sheng either for some reason, even though I loves it!

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Drank this one all day! It started out somewhat astringent, which I enjoyed but I think perhaps others might not appreciate. It was good, as almost all of my TeaUrchin shengs have been, but definitely not my favorite of the bunch. I give it a B-

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Graphic artist, printmaker, lover of tea.

I love pretty much every type of tea camellia sinensis can produce. I like herbal teas sometimes but I can’t stand rooibos. I’m recently becoming a puerh addict.

Butiki, Verdant, Mandala, TeaVivre, Yunnan Sourcing, TeaUrchin, White2Tea and Den’s are my favorite online retailers so far.


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