897 Tasting Notes

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This is definitely the WRONG time for me to be tasting such a delicate tea for the first time-I’ve got a cold and my sense of taste and smell have definitely been deadened a bit. I was determined to taste a cup today anyway, because I’m placing a Verdant order today. (Last day of Laoshan teas 25% off!) Thanks so much for including this in our swap BrewTEAlly Sweet!

My first steep has a pine/spicy note. Completely unlike anything I’ve ever tasted! I would call this steep savory and not sweet.

2nd steep and the spicy pine note has blossomed a bit more. The liquor feels thick but tastes so light!

I’m definitely going to need to at least get another sample of this when I order today, so I can try it again when my palette is clear.

I feel like I’m tasting the secret heart of the tree. Something pure and wild and normally meant only for itself. This may not end up being something I want to drink every day, but it is definitely something I’d like to explore in more detail! Thanks again BrewTEAlly Sweet!!!

BrewTEAlly Sweet

I’m glad you liked it:) I tired looking in your teas to see what you liked:)

Lily Duckler

Even with your nose all stuffed up, your note has one of my favorite descriptions of this tea! “I feel like I’m tasting the secret heart of the tree” beautifully said- glad you’re getting another sample of this one

Stephanie

Thanks, Lily! I’m never sure how it is going to come across when I get abstract or poetic in my tasting notes, but this is how the tea made me feel :)

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drank Peach HoppiTea by Butiki Teas
897 tasting notes

I woke up with a cold this morning! I want to try new teas but decided to stick with ones I’ve already tried since I can’t taste everything properly. Meh. Anyway, this is perking me up nicely. Tastes good too though I can’t taste much.

Tealizzy

Bummer! Feel better soon!

Stephanie

Thanks! It’s not bad. Just a cold. Mildly annoying :)

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92

Sample sip down! This is my Monday all day at work tea selection. I really enjoy everything out of Laoshan. I do prefer the green oolong to this one though. I am REALLY tempted to order some stuff from Verdant before the Laoshan sale ends…I already have SO MUCH tea though, ugh.

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I just pre-ordered 4oz of Laoshan black… I couldn’t resist.

Stephanie

YUM! I love Laoshan black too. I really want to try the bilochan green while they still have some too… I’ve never tried it OR the Laoshan white. They’re high on my “must try” list!!!

Terri HarpLady

I got 4oz of LB right before they announced this sale, but I still want to pre-order 4oz…

Fuzzy_Peachkin

I don’t think I even knew there was a Laoshan white. Now I want to try that too!!

Stephanie

I’ve only seen it here http://steepster.com/teas/verdant-tea/27833-laoshan-white never for sale on the site or anything. waits

Lily Duckler

Hi Stephanie! The He Family experimented with a white tea last year, which is why you’ll see it on Steepster. This year, they decided to try out other new teas (like this Laoshan Roasted Oolong and the Laoshan Green Oolong!)- since the He Family didn’t make any white tea this season, we don’t have any to sell through the website! If Mr. He decides to make white tea again, we’ll definitely let everyone here know.

Stephanie

Cool, thanks Lily! I’m ALWAYS happy to try something new from the He Family. The oolongs were really fun. Can’t wait to see future offerings from them! Right now the Autumn Harvest Green is my favorite Laoshan tea so far.

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drank Strawberry Cream by Zen Tea
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Backlogging from the weekend. Thanks for the swap, Veronica! :) I enjoyed this one both hot and cold on Saturday. It was very enjoyable. The base is mild and the strawberry flavor natural but not overwhelming. I’m glad I got to try it but it isn’t going on my order list or anything.

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drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
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92

Working through my sample pack of this from Angel and Teavivre. Tasty!

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drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
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I finished my sample pack of this tea today. It took me until the last cup to fully appreciate it, I think.

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I can’t believe I hadn’t tried this one yet. I got it from a generous Steepster in a swap. Apologies because I’ve forgotten who it was!

Anyway this is really excellent! I did a nice long steep on it just under boiling. I usually prefer green oolongs (this one has very dark, long twisty leaves), but MAN, this one tastes just like apricots to me! So sweet and juicy with some undertones of spice and maybe dried crunchy fall leaves. Wonderful! Looking forward to steeping it again and seeing if it transforms in any way :)

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drank China Keemun by Nina's Paris
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I’m not sure what to make of this one! It is a lot richer and earthier than I expected. And kind of smokey though I’m sure it isn’t actually smoked like a lapsang. That is the only thing I can think to compare it to though, a VERY mellow lapsang! Interesting. A new experience for sure :)

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