514 Tasting Notes
I’ve tasted and written many notes on Verdant teas but I
haven’t posted many because mine seem to be usually quite
different than what the website says and what reviews by
I brewed this one in my yixing but I steeped it western style
as suggested on Verdant website.
Steep 1 Was most delicious very malty taste with hints of
caramel,slight pepperlike spice, slightly vegetal/citrusy on
Steep 2 Was even better, nice and malty still with the caramel and maybe even chocolate type notes. It was a little nutty even with a pepperish type spice.
Vegetal notes on the end at first,Then the vegetal notes go into an aftertaste almost like citrus in the back of the mouth.
Steep 3 Was better still strong caramel and malty but a little
more nutty this time. Pepper type notes still present,
slightly vegetal on the end still followed by citrus almost
floral aftertaste. I’m really enjoying this Tea a lot :)
Steep 4 is yummy Caramel and Whiskey? Yep. this time it has kind of a watered down whiskey type flavor about it but still caramel notes tho and still slightly nutty with a slight
pepperish spice and citrusy floral after taste.
I just not really getting some of the things that other people here seem to be tasting, Oh well I still really enjoyed this tea a lot even if my experience was different than others :)
I really like this one and Lance likes it too, Just now as I was going to post about it and I read the posts before I realize that this one DOES in fact taste kinda like the “sunrise sensation” from steapshoppe which IS itself kinda similar to the cinnamon swirl bread, this one is kinda of minus the cinnamon compared to those two but I still think Janet’s teas are quite nice, I really like her tea spices they are awesome!
anyways Lance fave is the sunrise sensation and he really liked this one too :)
This is a nice one, it brews up looking pale and delicate but it ha has a nice kind of bold flavor.
It flavors are slightly vegetal maybe hay like, really sweet honey like notes a little nutty even with a slightly buttery mouthfeel.
Wow tea finally added after many many tries, no photo still but hey at least the tea is in here. So i already blogged this so I’m going to copy paste my favorite part of the post here for you guys and a link so ya can see the rest if ya want, Sorry no photo on here BUT you cans ee some on my blog :)
When I tasted the tea this morning it blew me away, it was just awesome good and extremely refreshing, the tastes that I got before of green beans or peas was omg so delicious and it had natural sweetness with a slight “smokey?” hint to it and honestly I still can’t find the words to describe the taste or experience of it because I just don’t know how to put it in words, sorry, I am going to attempt to describe the best I can and maybe somebody knows what I’m talking about, this may sound really weird but when I was young we used to eat corn from the garden straight off of the stalk and munch on raw green beans and other things, the taste of these foods like that was very fresh and delicious to me and I enjoyed it very much WELL for some reason THAT is what comes to mind when drinking this tea cold brewed, I’m NOT saying that this one taste just like eating these things BUT there is “something” about the taste and flavor of this Tea that brings about the memory of eating such tasty things like that straight form the garden. Vegetal?? maybe it was vegetal to me but not like some other green teas.
I felt like having something sweet and i remembered that i had a few yummy teas from Davids, This red velvet is actually better this time than it was the first time i tried it, its like creamy chocolate goodness with a touch of tea lol, it does require some sweetener to taste super yummy tho.
Good Tea :)
This is a most delicious Raw Puerh, I just got a sample and Now i want to get an entire cake.
I don’t often use the word complex to describe a tea but in this case it’s the best word, This Tea has a slightly complex and wonderful flavor profile to me.
The armoa of this one when dry is slightly vegetal raw puerh type aroma and the taste of this one starts of with pleasant bitter and slightly sweet vegetal notes on the first few steeping while at around the 3rd and 4th steeps it develops first some wonderful sweet Roasted Oolong characteristics then I get earthy woodsy notes like sandalwood and forest I think to myself Wow now it’s like a Shu :)
The aroma of the steeped leafe is quite earthy and much like a shu/ripe puerh aroma, I got about 3 more steeps of delicious slightly sweet but bitter, woodsy, earthy goodness, Super Nice Puerh, I think anybody could enjoy this one.
100 points for this one for sure, I’m seriously gonna get a whole cake now :)