82 Tasting Notes

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Thanks to Invader Zim for this wonderful sample…and many others ;)

Let me begin by saying that this tea is absolutely Amazing!! When I saw this tea on Verdant’s website..I was thinking, “this must be a very weird tea”..Oh BOY was I WRONG!!! This tea is fantastic with subtle hints, of peppermint, fennel, cinnamon and the Pu-erh blending together in perfect symphony ;) ( you can re-steep this tea for many hours..I steeped for 8 infusions so far ;) It has become my daily dinner drinking tea and have ordered a large amount for daily drinking!! What are you doing still reading this review……Go buy some from Verdant…RIGHT NOW ;)

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Told ya! These blends are really good!

Relmaster

You were 100% “on the money” Bonnie!! Verdant has some excellent teas!! Some of there teas are sooo complex, that I need Multiple “steeping sessions” to really investigate or meditate with the tea!! Their “Spring Tieguanyin” (need more steepings with this one ;) had me awestruck..and was absolutely outstanding ;-D

Bonnie

Well you have been on a quest of sorts for some tea’s to help with creating peace and calm in your life. May as well exhale and take your time and enjoy the ones you’ve finally found. It’s pretty wonderful when you find the few that are special.

Invader Zim

I’m glad you like this one! It’s one of my favorites. You should try cold brewing it too, it’s fantastic!

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Thank You Teavivre for this sample

I brewed this tea on two separate occasions and wasn’t overly impressed by it’s flavors! It had a very Vegetal/Spinachy taste that was very prevalent, especially from the 2nd steep onward!! It had alot of astringency and flavors were very muddled. I really wanted to like this tea..but alas..this is " Not My Cup of Tea"!!!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Thank you Bonnie for this sample ;)

This is a tea that need multiple tasting “sessions” to “explore it further” or “get it”!! It is a complex tea that is very smokey on the forefront or your taste buds, then changes to the typical “black tea” taste, while leaving behind a very pleasant smokey aftertaste that can linger on the palate for 5-10 minutes!! While accomplishing all these feats at the same time, it has a very silky mouth feel that is easily discernible! Even though I am not a fan of “Black Teas”..this is a very well made tea, that can easily change someones mind to the possibilities that Black tea can offer to the palate :)

Song Pairing “Seashell” By Skylab http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhIN-4NXFXA

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

ok….so no camping or fire memories heh? Try cooking something with this like suggested. Not everyone likes to drink LS. Some people sweeten it too.

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Thanks to Bonnie for this sample ;)

This tea had a very light smokiness that was very mild with a very silky mouth feel. It was very easy to drink..in a comforting and familiar way!! The very light roasted flavors, reminded me A lot of roasted sesame seeds!! A pleasant tea to be infused at any time of the day ;)

Song Pairing “Seashell” By Skylab http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhIN-4NXFXA

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

Yep, sesame for sure. I sweeten it, reminds me of sesame rice candies!

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drank Movie Night by DAVIDsTEA
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Thank you to Bonnie for this sample

This tea smelled wonderful dry, but when it was brewed….A muddled mess of complicated and uninteresting flavors. Not My “Cup Of Tea” I guess ;)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

That’s perfectly ok. That’s what samples are all about.

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Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Dragonwell by Teavana
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Smell Of wet leaves Woodsy. Earthy, cedary notes

Flavor/Aroma Smooth. Woodsy. Balsa/cedar-wood taste. Leathery notes on the finish. Warming Cha-Qi

This is one of my first sheng/pure Pu-Erh teas. It was very smooth tasting, with a silky mouth feel. It was really hard to pick out the nuances (since i’m new to tea drinking and pu-erhs in general..I find it VERY HARD to describe the tastes i’m experiencing and put it into words..it’s difficult to TASTE tea ;) of the tea and compare it to something. Describing tea is very similar to expressing how you feel when you listen to your favorite song/music.!! Sometimes it’s an inner experience that’s hard to bring to the surface!! The Earthy /woodsy (very mild) quality of this tea was very comforting and warming!! Besides the fact that it had a very discernible “Cha Qi” ( I have been reading alot about Cha Qi..does anyone have anymore information about it??)…warming , then energizing, then relaxing,, intriguing indeed ;) This is a tea that is probably very good for beginners into the Pu-erh Path…it wasn’t overly “Earthy” and it had a very silky quality that is quite pleasurable and comforting!!

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

You did a fine job discribing hoe this felt to you. I thought you might like a sheng with your preferences.

Relmaster

Bonnie Thank you very much :) That means A lot to me coming from you… I took your advice and let the “Tea Speak to me” …I am just a Conduit for the teas message!!! ;))

Bonnie

Sorry about my spelling : )

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