19 Tasting Notes
Yep, top notch. I instantly noticed the smell is the most intense and savory of all the laoshan greens. The taste is savory, sweet and with nice vegetal notes, but not like your usual green teas.
I sat down to have this tea on a nice day, having a two hour gap between hanging out with friends on another nice summer day. I was very well rested and it was a perfect time for tea, especially one like this. I wasn’t sure what to expect, Verdant’s other white wasn’t like any other tea with light grassy notes and light vegetal notes with some sweetness. Verdant’s was something more. And this one follows the same style.
It brewed to a dark amber color, which was very surprising and the first note is a sugar sweet taste, but not sickly at all, with notes of lychee and in the background some complex spice. This is unlike any white tea I’ve had, just like their other white tea and I am very impressed.
Perfectly nuanced and spiced. Above all the flavor, it is very creamy.
Using a gaiwan with this tea is one of the most amazing tea experiences. It starts off complicated, lots of spice, pine and wood notes with a hint of sweetness. By the end it is purely toasted marshmallow, one of the most amazing, perfect and natural progressions. The spice and pine slowly wear off and the sweetness gets more pronounced each time.
After some playing around, I got the right taste ( thanks Stephanie and moraiwe) and I do like it very much. It is nutty and slightly sweet, although it has that distinctly japanese green mouthfeel/taste that is not my favorite, although not a bad thing either (is it the astringency?). I think I will have to keep on having this one, but it’s definitely a grower.
Well, I guess I will add to the rave reviews of this tea. It is perfectly balanced, and the pineapple taste is so perfect. It is the best iced tea I’ve had!
Wow, some of the best tea. The flavor is so perfectly sweet, and then the very refreshing silver needle taste kicks in, it’s an amazing cup!
Nice and citrusy. Lots of chamomile, of course, but there is some other stuff going on here. a nice blend for relaxing.
oh my this one is delicious. its light, but at the same time the flavors are very complex. there is alot in this tea, and it’s hard to taste everything, but they meld very well.
mmmm, this one is amazing. It is a very good chai, and then you get notes of vanilla and a bit of vanilla. It’s a perfectly made chai too, the tea, cardamon, ginger, and cloves all melding perfectly.