Well, the Spring 2011 harvest is officially sold out. It will live in my memories for years to come. However, the Autumn 2011 harvest just arrived in a big crate a few hours ago. I opened one of the vacuum sealed bags apprehensively. I could feel my heart beating faster. The smell put me at ease again. I knew that the autumn harvest would live up to its legendary ancestor. I cannot wait to formally write out a tasting note, perhaps this evening or tomorrow, but I can say that this will not disappoint. It does not follow in the Spring tea’s footsteps. Instead it strikes out on its own path, decidedly autumnal, mouth-watering, and thrillingly different through each steeping.

Thank you Autumn, for bringing this tea to me. I am excited to share it with all of you…

The Autumn harvest is finally up for sale with tasting notes and a picture. Check it out here: http://verdanttea.com/shop/oolong-teas/hand-picked-autumn-2011-tieguanyin/

Spoonvonstup

Oh, I am so excited to try this!!!!

David Duckler

Hey,
I just edited this tasting note to link to the new Tieguanyin. Same farm, same family. I am absolutely loving it. You can see my full tasting note on the new product page along with a preview picture. I think that this family will continue to produce teas that make me rethink what camellia sinensis can be.

Geoffrey

Awesome! I can’t wait to try this. Thanks David!

Kashyap

just read the tasting notes on your site….definitly has my curiousity aroused….now to return to normal and get my full senses back from the cold I’ve been fighting…nothing like a war with internal invaders to bring back your sense of smell full force…lovely newly born taste buds

Charles Thomas Draper

I look forward to trying it….

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Spoonvonstup

Oh, I am so excited to try this!!!!

David Duckler

Hey,
I just edited this tasting note to link to the new Tieguanyin. Same farm, same family. I am absolutely loving it. You can see my full tasting note on the new product page along with a preview picture. I think that this family will continue to produce teas that make me rethink what camellia sinensis can be.

Geoffrey

Awesome! I can’t wait to try this. Thanks David!

Kashyap

just read the tasting notes on your site….definitly has my curiousity aroused….now to return to normal and get my full senses back from the cold I’ve been fighting…nothing like a war with internal invaders to bring back your sense of smell full force…lovely newly born taste buds

Charles Thomas Draper

I look forward to trying it….

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I fell in love with tea while doing work on classical Chinese language in China. I loved it so much that I went back for a year to research tea instead! Over a year and several summers in China I have had the chance to train in gongfu tea ceremony, and test the limits of my palate in tasting competitions. I was privileged to spend large chunks of time with farmers on their tea gardens, and was exposed to some of the smallest and most honest operations out there. It only made sense to go into business and deepen my relationship with tea and the farmers who make it with such care and humility. Now I own a small, but unique tea business importing the best teas that my farmer friends in China have to offer. Some of these teas are from regions that have never exported before. All of them have a story.

I will review teas on Steepster, because I think this is an awesome site, and a great community, but I won’t give them a numerical rating, as I don’t want to skew the system. I am having a great time here, and look forward to meeting more tea folk.

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