228 Tasting Notes

95

Very small black leaves. Brewed it has a sweet fruity aroma with a slight resinous note. The sweetness and the resinous note carry through to the taste with the barest bitter note and a bit of something that might be a buttery note. Nicely tasty.

Edited to add that this is a wonderful tea that I have thoroughly enjoyed. I am upping the rating.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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89

Delicate and fragrant with a slight astringency. There are notes of exotic fruits and flowers. This is definitely a buy again tea.

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88

This is a really good tea with a strong taste of dark chocolate with notes of figs and ash. The leaves are quite dark but the tea brews up in an amber liquor. I am making a note here to get more of this when I run out.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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79

Interesting flavor palate: bitter, malty, with a slight resinous taste. Very strong and filled with caffeine.

Flavors: Brown Toast, Malt, Marine, Resin

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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94

Pleasantly fruity with a slight taste of toasted grain and a classic tea fragrance. Very good quality tea with little bitterness or astringency but not enough body to make a good breakfast wake-up beverage. It is meant to be served in perfect tiny cups with tiny, expensive sweets.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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100

A fragrance of honeyed pineapple. The taste is a lovely buttery chocolate with slight honey or pear back notes. No astringency or acidity. Really a magnificent tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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92

I’m doing this with multiple steeps with hot water and 3-6 second steeps in my beautiful little frog yixing teapot (after rinsing the tea) according to Verdant tea’s instructions. The first steep has a wonderfully floral nose but the taste itself is very light. The liquor is a shimmery golden straw color. The leaves open up into large beautiful leaves.

Second steep: The floral bouquet is considerably muted now. The taste is stronger with a slight salted artichoke flavor mixed with the flowers and a slight walnut sensation at the back of my tongue. Nice.

Third steep: A hint of walnuts and butter pastry.

Fourth steep: The surprising scent of freshly shampoo’d hair. The flavor has retreated a bit and is back to light floral.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec

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94

This is a marvelous green tea with a rich nutty broth with a slightly sweet vegetal taste. There is a bit of tingle on the tongue but no astringency and only the slightest edge of bitter but so slight that it elevates rather than decreases the quality of the tea. I am beginning to believe that there is nothing that Verdant Tea sells that I don’t like.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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89

Lovely warm toast and hot cocoa scent. It does not disappoint. Even a long steep does not bring bitterness.

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92
drank Ancient Gold by Samovar
228 tasting notes

A very nice tea with a lot of depth to its flavors and fragrances. I like that it brews up very dark. It has a sweet honey taste to go with its dark cocoa and subtle earthy undertones. No bitterness, no astringency. It leaves a very pleasant dark chocolate aftertaste.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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