I was very intrigued by this tea because I had never seen it before. According to Verdant Tea’s website it states that this tea is unlike others in the sense that it does not come from the plant camellia sinensis which all tea comes from and then goes through an oxidation process but rather are buds picked from ancient tree’s in the winter in China. Sounds dreamy and romantic, right? So of course I bought some from their moving away sale. Opened the bag and instantly got the smell of fresh cucumbers. So far, I’m still tring to figure out the right ratio. I’ve only brewed it in a gaiwan. The first time I did 5 grams of tea with boiling water. I don’t have a tea kettle that controls water temp just yet so I’m not sure if that matters for this brewing. The flavor was incredibly light. Once the tea cooled their was a faint taste honeydew. I then changed the ration to 10 grams of tea and got a lot more flavor out of it once it cooled down! The honeydew was there with a nice hint of honey that sticked to the tongue a little. I can see in other reviews people said to cold brew it-I will try that soon because the flavor enhanced the more it cooled. Would also be curious to age this myself and see where that goes. Besides being tasty and unique it also is a gorgeous looking tea!
Flavors: Cucumber, Honey, Honeydew