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Imperial Breakfast Summer Blend

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Black Oolong Pu-erh White Blend
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205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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From Verdant Tea

“A rich yet refreshing summer breakfast tea with chocolate base notes and sunny Yunnan texture…”

A fine breakfast tea should gently wake you up, acting as a transition and ritual to welcome the day. Too many breakfast blends achieve this through caffeine alone, brewing up so intense that they are hard to palate. We realized the best breakfast tea is going to give you more than caffeine. Its flavor is going to be warm and sunny, the texture gentle but satisfying, the aftertaste refreshing. The sensation of drinking the tea should make you want to start the day.

We achieve this by starting with Laoshan Black and Zhu Rong Yunnan Black. This combination creates a satisfying body with a warm and bright flavor. A touch of Shui Jin Gui Wuyi Oolong accents the warm fruity qualities, while Master Han’s 2002 Shu pu’er strengthens the base and a bit of Bai Mu Dan White tea provides a uniquely refreshing aftertaste.

This brews up beautifully hot or cold, and can be just the comforting cup in the morning or throughout the day.

ICED: Bold, enlivening, sunny. Notes of bread, fruit and florals. Vanilla in the aftertaste. Yunnan linen texture. Excellent any time of the day.

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1258 tasting notes

oh yes, this is fabulous! love the cinnamon and freshwater notes. Reminds me of Keemum, or Golden Monkey.
Rating: 90
There are drum beats pulsing in my head at the moment so will write more later. Tylenol… please work your magic!

Bonnie

Feel better

Indigobloom

thanks Bonnie xx

Bonnie

You are soooo funny! But things are looking up now that you took tylenol, can put text into color and drank one of my favorite tea’s!

Azzrian

Get better soon!

Indigobloom

haha yep, just waiting for it to kick in. Took two of them and it hasn’t worked yet. Hoping more tea will do the trick!

Indigobloom

thx Azzrian. Almost there…

Indigobloom

Just finished drinking my fourth cuppa (or was it my fifth… I lost track!)
But… it was super milky! almost as if I’d added a bunch of milk, and I mean WAY more than I’d usually add. Thing is, I didn’t add anything?!

Bonnie

I think Ingie-a-go-go is sick!

Indigobloom

LOL Bonnie it’s possible I’m a comin down with sumthin :(
See my other tasting note!

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163 tasting notes

As an RN, I was thinking, has anyone else noticed that what used to be considered quirky or eccentric has now been given a name and put in the United States DSM-IV ( Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) The next revision will appear in 2013 and will “tea obsession disorder” be in there? If so, I’m sure I have it! And you know what? I’m not looking for a cure! So after finishing my Golden Monkey tasting, I went on to Imperial Breakfast Summer Blend. For some reason, I never made notes the 1st time with this, but I’m really loving it today. Others have done a better job of describing the notes than I can, but it is a wonderful blend, great for any time of day really. I just wish I had a little more left!

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Boiling 1 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

I heard they took narcissism out which I find so odd, because it really is a creepy thing to have to put up with.

Donna A

That’s true Amy, and it is a very controversial decision.

Bonnie

Didn’t they rename it Entitlement Disorder? Or a combo of Narcissistic Entitlement Disorder (then you can re-do the books and make money on the reprints, pat yourself on your narcissistic back for coming up with the newly named disorder because after all you are entitled to fame and a bit of fortune are you not?!)

TeaBrat

Ah, I don’t know

Bonnie

I was joking AMY! I did see it as a new disorder though. My daughter is always complaining about kids feeling entitled.
(Don’t remember which age group of her 8 kids she’s talking about). My comment was tongue in cheek.
I’ve obviously had too much caffeine!

Donna A

Ha Ha Bonnie. Not sure if it’s being added, but it does seem to be a common condition these days!

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1162 tasting notes

I still don’t care for the amount of Laoshan Black in this blend, but steeped this way it’s pretty good. Less dirt, more chocolate.

2 tsp tea in 18 oz water, poured over 2 spoonfuls of a friends plum jelly. Mmm.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Plum jelly—-that sounds luscious!

OMGsrsly

Oh, it is so good! I’ve never had plum jelly before, and now I want to go, uhh, “borrow” all of it.

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Ohhh this is lovely! I missed out on the original Imperial Breakfast, but I love Laoshan Black, Wild Picked Yunnan Jin Jun Mei and Big Red Robe and will be trying the Aged Silver Needle and Willow Grove later today. I’m greeted first by light silvery chocolate sweetness, yes definitely the Laoshan (also can’t wait to try the new harvest of it by itself) and maybe some sweet sparkling notes from the shu. Then it turns all warm and sunny, liquid gold, a bit buttery with a dash of cinnamon and black pepper, ah the taste of Yunnan. Then back comes the chocolate with a stoutness this time (Big Red Robe) and then all those flavors meld and round each other out and I find my cup is empty with all the flavors lingering on my palate and that was just one five second steep.

Edit: Have yet to brew this western style for the husband, but drinking this morning the first infusion is like eating cocoa butter, not that I’ve ever ate cocoa butter mind you, but this is what it reminds me of. Second infusion is like dipping bits of dark rye bread into this cocoa butter and the third is more like the bread itself. While I prefer the first and second, it is a lovely gradual way to greet the day. There shall be much rejoicing with the Autumn Blend is made ;)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Azzrian

This sounds AMAZING!

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This summer blend is true to its name! Sitting on my couch with of cup of this sweet nectar, watching the morning sun rays radiate a gentle morning summer heat. Hearing the birds (there are gorgeous blue jays around my area! I have never seen one up close until we moved to Halifax). It’s all part of the same experience – it’s all here in my cup!

The first thing I notice with this tea is a caramel note – it’s in the colour, taste and smell. There’s a lightness to this tea – in the texture and way it fills you mouth – not the flavour! The flavour is full and intoxicating. What I love about this tea is how it’s relaxing yet invigorating at the same time. It’s not a kick in the pants – but it drags me awake just the same.

J’adore this blend. The Big Red Robe and Willow Grove puerh add a touch of earthiness that doesn’t overpower at all – it’s running almost as an undercurrent to add movement and depth to the blend, while the touch of aged Silver Needle adds a brightness and a refreshing lightness to the sip that just jives so well with summer.

I haven’t even begun to touch the surface of how delicious this new, summery Imperial Breakfast is. I cannot wait to try it iced!

Bonnie

Oh Oh it sounds so good. I wish I had oodles of money in my pocket to try all the tea’s I want to try. I hope they keep these long enough for me to try. I love the earthy ones. They are so sexy! Bluejays are pretty and loud little rescals!

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1157 tasting notes

I could look at the dry leaf all day long. Beautiful and interesting. This is topped only by the aroma out of the bag. Just Wow! honey drenched burnt caramel. Again, just Wow! I steeped one minute per directions. I think two would be more to my personal tastes. It is a little lighter than the scent suggests. But man is it tasty. White, puerh, black, oolong – its all in there. It tastes mostly of Yunnan black and dark Wuyi. Malty, light cocoa, burnt caramel, light hints of cinnamon. As usual I liked it best as it approaches room temperature. Thanks Terri for sharing this jewel.

TastyBrew

I love this one. I didn’t at first, but by the time I finished my bag and wanted to buy some more, it was gone. sigh

BrewTEAlly Sweet

(Clicks wishlist) how have I not seen this one?!

gmathis

(mouth watering)

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606 tasting notes

5/5, would drink every morning if I could!

Ack, this is crazy delicious. It’s sweet and heavy both in aroma and taste, full of all those rich bases, so you get lots of sweet potato and chocolate and cinnamon and that toasty carbiness (malt I suppose, but to me it’s roastier too), but it indeed has nods to more traditional breakfast blends in that there’s a pleasant briskness and strength, a very “this is waking me up” aspect whose stiffness never reaches the unpleasant point so many breakfast blends do. I think the rich sweet quality of those tea bases has a lot to do with that, smoothing it out. I can’t get over how delicious this smells. If this was still in stock and I was a fancypants I wouldn’t hesitate to stock up and make it my first-thing breakfast tea. It functions beautifully that way, serving its purpose by perking you right up, but it’s also a fantastic, luxurious treat in a cup, as if you’re spoiling yourself every morning. I’d feel like I was pulling a treat yo’self every day, more than if I made waffles. :b I love it.

Also, if this is what pu erh is like, that intense awesome sweet but earthy aroma both dry and steeped, sign me up. I might need to try Mandala sooner than later.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

I want to try Mandala soon too!

Bonnie

I have a feeling that you’re going to be a puerh fan. Especially the cedar tasting shu puerhs. We’ll see.

ifjuly

Good to know I’m not alone in being as yet unexposed and curious about them!

ifjuly

Oooh, that is exciting to hear there are pu erhs with cedar going on! Had no idea. Don’t mean to take up anyone’s precious time, but if it just so happens there’s anything in particular that’s available right now that you love and think I might too from somewhere online I’m all ears. (:

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Finishing up my sample of this. :( it is SO SO good. I’m really hoping this one gets brought back.
This time around I had about 3 heaping teaspoons of this left, which is usually too much for one steeping but not enough for two. So I just used the whole thing with only a 45 sec steep time. And it is incredible. I think I have been converted to brewing with more tea, shorter steep time. I am going to steep these leaves until I can’t squeeze any more flavor out.

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Boiling 0 min, 45 sec

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Sipdown #51

The dry leaf aroma is intoxicating! It smells predominately of Yunnan Black and Bai Mu Dan. The brewed tea aroma is mostly Yunnan Black.

Wow! The taste of this tea is incredibly unique and familiar all at the same time. I can taste the Yunnan and the Laoshan, the Bai Mu Dan, and a hint of Shui Jin Gui Wuyi. How can this tea be so amazingly complex and yet distinctively each tea in the blend? All I want to do is buy more of this tea!!! But it’s currently out of stock. :( I guess that’s God telling me to stop buying new teas.

Second infusion for 2 minutes yielded a very different cup but still a very tasty one. It’s softer, more balanced, and more cohesive now. I then cold brewed the next cup overnight. This blend makes for a yummy cold brew even on the third infusion! I really like this tea, and I’m sad it’s gone. But I’m very happy I decided to buy a sample and had the opportunity to enjoy many delicious cups!

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Boiling 1 min, 0 sec
Sil

i snagged the last little bit of this from verdant…looking forward to try it out!

CHAroma

So you’re the culprit! LOL! You’ll love it. ;)

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I didn’t love this tea the first few times I tried it so I took it out of the rotation for awhile. I think the wuyi oolong tastes just doesn’t work for me. But I was in a pinch this morning and made it in my favorite portable steeping mug since I knew it could be resteeped a few times.

I actually really enjoyed it! I was prepared to be bugged by the Wuyi, but instead enjoyed the buttery nuttiness it adds. Yay! This will be coming with me on my trip!

TastyBrew

P.s. This was successfully posted from the very cool steepster iphone app!

Terri HarpLady

Awesome! I haven’t actually posted from the app yet, although I did log in from it & read some posts :)

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