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My 200th Tasting Note!

This is my last sipdown of the evening, and I am very, very sorry to see this go! I received a sample of the Laoshan Black with my last order, and mixed them 1:1 at something like 1-1/4tsp each in my 16oz mug.

Ohhh…

Forget the sipdown. This is going on the shopping list. The chocolate maltiness of the Laoshan Black is just dancing with the Eight Treasures Yabao in the cup, and making something new and graceful.

Now, I adore their Bergamot Rose Laoshan Black blend, but this may actually give it a run for its money. I might actually, dare I say it, like it a little better because it has even more layers and a balance I just couldn’t anticipate when I dumped the blend in the cup.

I had more plans this evening, of other things I wanted to do, to organize, or to clean, but they’re sliding from my mind like clouds burnt off by the sun. Mmm…

Totally going on the shopping list.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
BrewTEAlly Sweet

This is definitely one of my top favs from verdant. I used to cold steep it on its own. But love adding laoshan black too!!!

OMGsrsly

Ooh, I’m going to have to try mixing this with the Imperial Breakfast blend. Thanks for the idea. :)

wheezybee

I haven’t tried that one yet… more for the shopping list! ;)

OMGsrsly

LOL. It’s about as much Laoshan Black as I can handle. Definitely not my favourite tea flavour, but I find it does well in blends.

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BrewTEAlly Sweet

This is definitely one of my top favs from verdant. I used to cold steep it on its own. But love adding laoshan black too!!!

OMGsrsly

Ooh, I’m going to have to try mixing this with the Imperial Breakfast blend. Thanks for the idea. :)

wheezybee

I haven’t tried that one yet… more for the shopping list! ;)

OMGsrsly

LOL. It’s about as much Laoshan Black as I can handle. Definitely not my favourite tea flavour, but I find it does well in blends.

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Feel free to browse my cupboard if you’re interested in swapping, but all the mate and pu-erh in our household is my husband’s.

For swapping purposes, please note the apple allergy. Thank you!

I tried to limit my cupboard to teas that were 1oz or larger, but that was a gorgeous failure in terms of swap communication. It’s all going back up.


Okay, I just feel wrong trying to grade things without a rubric – it’s too inconsistent! So, here is the grading breakdown:

0-50: Dump it!
50-60: I might finish the cup
60-70: Possibly finish the pot
70-80: I may keep this on hand
80-90: Cupboard space guaranteed
90-100: Poetry may be involved!

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