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This is my first tea from Verdant. Thanks Autumn Hearth for all of these wonderful sounding samples! There’s quite a bit more tea here than I expected, I feel like I should have sent more :) My room is currently drowning in teas, teawares, and packaging between my Mandala and YS orders and multiple swaps that all came within the past two days.

This tea is quite vegetal, which usually isn’t my thing, but wow! This tea is nice and refreshing with flavors of green bean, bok choy, fenugreek, and clover. It has a nice, creamy mouthfeel with a subtle honey sweetness. Great stuff!

This reminds me (quite a bit) of Adagio’s Mei Hua, but fresher and considerably better tasting. They look so similar and have pretty similar taste profiles, I wonder if they use the same processing technique? The Mei Hua is from Fuijian, which I looked up and found to be fairly close to Laoshan, but not especially so.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 15 sec
Autumn Hearth

:) no no, you sent the perfect amount. I felt guilty myself when I felt how heavy the honey oolong and black pearls were and the white monkey is fluffy. I’m drowning in tea here as well! Mostly in varieties to try not ounces. Going to have to personally ban myself from swapping for some time because I’ve deceived myself into thinking I’m lessening my stash when really I’m adding to it of course!

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Autumn Hearth

:) no no, you sent the perfect amount. I felt guilty myself when I felt how heavy the honey oolong and black pearls were and the white monkey is fluffy. I’m drowning in tea here as well! Mostly in varieties to try not ounces. Going to have to personally ban myself from swapping for some time because I’ve deceived myself into thinking I’m lessening my stash when really I’m adding to it of course!

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My name is Thomas,

Long-time tea and coffee driker, but I only started getting into the world of good quality teas about three years ago.

My favorites are pu’erhs, Yunnan blacks, and Taiwanese oolongs. I’m not much into flavored teas or jasmine/florals, but I love a good cup of chai or adding a spice or two to my teas sometimes.

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