565 Tasting Notes

It’s a wonderful thing to be able to support a family that is devoted to something I love.

This is quite a bit more nutty then I expected and yet not nutty in the way I imagined. The grassy flavors come at you just as expected with slight surprises of earthiness.

Evol Ving Ness

I also quite enjoy the extended write-ups that Verdant Tea devotes to the various tea masters and their families and their involvement in the tea process. Exceedingly well done, Verdant Tea.

That said, I have so far only tried one of their most recent box from Laoshan. Must get steeping and drinking, but I find greens are not a daily thing for me.

Skysamurai

What type of tea do u prefer?

Evol Ving Ness

I like all types of tea.

That said, these days, I find myself wanting black, straight up or flavoured, in the mornings. I tend more towards either gentle or medium body blacks. Though I do like the assertive ones, for example those which Mighty Leaf uses for their fruity blends, but I have to be in the mood for them.

Greens, oolongs, or whites in the afternoon, depending on my tolerance for caffeine at that point in the day. I find the Laoshan teas with their many steepings are an all day affair.

Rooibos, honeybush, or herbal blends in the late afternoon and evening.

As for flavours, mostly all good, though I am not a fan of mint, usually. Sometimes, however, it works.

Skysamurai

Ah ok! Then you will definitely like their Laoshan black. I bet you would like Big Red robe as well. I myself am not a hug fan of black tea but I do enjoy the pure flavors in theirs

Evol Ving Ness

Most likely I will. And yes, the purity in the flavours of their teas is extraordinary in itself.

Somewhere I read the recommended order of drinking their teas in this particular box, though I forget where. From light to dark, pure to most processed. I intend to follow that order (unless I get muddled, of course).

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drank Sweet Apple Cider by DAVIDsTEA
565 tasting notes

Received this in my secret pumpking package. Thank you so much! I haven’t had anything from David’s tea in awhile. I think this would be really good if you mixed it with chai. It’s pretty good on it’s own but there is a slight lemon flavor that’s a bit odd.

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I’m enjoying this one much more then I thought I would. Somewhat eartjy. A bit of hay. Creaminess here and there. Woodsy. A perfect tea for this beautiful fall day.

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My first steep was a bit weird. Mainly grassy. Flavors like thier Lashon green. Second steep is more like an oolong. A bit creamy. Vegetal and slight mineral.

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Steeped for about 2 mins and that was perfect. So good in fact that I forgot to pour the rest of it in my cup. It probably steeped a good minute or two more. Wasn’t enough to ruin it but definitely added a bit more bitterness.

As I’ve let it cool down tue bitterness has somewhat lessened oddly enough. A bit more grassy and some what oaty. Is that a word?

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Hot brewed first time. Lukewarm brew the second. Didn’t mean to be but wasn’t thinking before I poured the water over the leaves. I blame it on the slight cold I am fighting. Regardless both steeps have been good. Grassy. Slight hay. A bit of seaweed but really not enough to give note below.

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A unique one. I was afraid I had over steepes it when I had to go change my daughter’s diaper but it is fine. Malt. Earth. Slight twig. You can tell just how much thought went into this tea by how easy it goes down. I feel as if that spring water is in my cup as well.

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
565 tasting notes

Very smooth. Cocoa and malt. Slight twig flavor. Over all pretty enjoyable.

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I’m generally not a fan of straight black tea. But I think it’s important to try everything. This definitely has a roastyness to it. Malt. Earth. There is a slight sweetness to it as well.

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drank Earl Grey by Lupicia
565 tasting notes

This is an incredibly smooth tea. Goes down very nicely. The bergamot isn’t as strong as I was hoping but not too light to taste.

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Where to being… well, I’ve been drinking jasmine tea for a long time. It still remains a favorite of mine but I’ve now added any more.

Green teas are my favorite. I like black tea but generally prefer it flavored. I’m finding a new love for oolong. Especially the type that leans more toward green. Whites are nice. Rooibos can be a hit or miss, but honeybush is better. (Golden Honeydew by Lupicia is the best). I don’t mind herbals but it really depends on the ingredients.

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