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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
99 tasting notes

Sometimes I enjoy being a contrarian when the vox populi is overwhelmingly laudatory about something. But in this case, I just can’t. I don’t know what it is about this tea, maybe it’s the perfect balance between spice and sweetness, or the brininess encapsulated in each mouthful, but my thirst for this tea is never slaked. I’m drawn to it like Ishmael to the sea.

Bonnie

Well said.

Rachel J

Do you happen to know which harvest you got? I just bought this and am not loving the heavily roasted (almost burnt) quality. I was reading other tasting notes and some people say that is a characteristic more prevalent in the current batch.

Doug F

I’ve had it for a while, so I think it’s from last spring. It’s funny, for a tea I like so much, I forget about it sometimes. I think the small packet gets lost among the large silver pouches from Upton.

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Bonnie

Well said.

Rachel J

Do you happen to know which harvest you got? I just bought this and am not loving the heavily roasted (almost burnt) quality. I was reading other tasting notes and some people say that is a characteristic more prevalent in the current batch.

Doug F

I’ve had it for a while, so I think it’s from last spring. It’s funny, for a tea I like so much, I forget about it sometimes. I think the small packet gets lost among the large silver pouches from Upton.

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I love tea and living in a place that is cold or cool nine months of the year, tea is a constant source of warmth and education. I always drink tea straight and rarely drink flavored teas or Tisanes, except for the occasional Rooibos. I’m a proud father of two young boys, an avid skier, motorcyclist, reader, and runner. I have a doctorate in English (dissertation on Emily Dickinson.)

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