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I have been drinking this tea non-stop since it came in. This is a find of my friend Wang Yanxin, who first introduced me to all the small cooperatives in Yunnan. I want to do a full description of its flavor in a tasting note, but that will take more care and re-tasting. It is one of the best sheng pu’ers I have tried, period.

My love affair with this tea, along with some prodding from Steepster friends has convinced me to do a Yunnan-themed Cyber Monday. Pu’er bricks, and our white, black and green teas from Yunnan, will be between 30-50% off. Check it out and invest in a brick of this for yourself if you can.

http://verdanttea.com/black-friday-weekend-sale/

Charles Thomas Draper

I want to taste the Peacock before I make a decision….

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Charles Thomas Draper

I want to taste the Peacock before I make a decision….

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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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Minneapolis, MN

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http://www.verdanttea.com

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