Alrighty, so I’ve ripped open my Verdant box, hehe. :)

This tea is quite complex. It’s smoky, it’s malty, it’s bready, it’s slightly chocolately, it’s potatoey and it’s also … peppery Augh! DX Sorry. On my last couple Butiki orders I had a few blacks that were a bit peppery, which was fine. It was a new experience and I did like it. But then after that, everything else I was trying seemed to be peppery too. All the teas I decided to give a go from Teavivre are, and a few random teas I didn’t log that I tried in other places. So I’m really sick of peppery blacks. I like sweeter blacks, or even blacks like Ceylon that are a bit grassy, but I’ve had enough of pepper. xD; The last several days I’ve been working on drinking through my peppery Teavivre teas, so I’ve had my fill this week.

All the other flavors are quite nice, and aside from the peppery part, I must say this tea is very unique! :) I just wish I wasn’t turned off by that aspect. If I had this again several months from now when I haven’t had a bunch of peppery teas, I’d probably enjoy this more.

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Hello! I’m a 24 year old Canadian, currently working at Starbucks while I figure out what I want to do with myself in life, haha.

Like most everyone else, I grew up with teabags, and then discovered the grass really WAS greener on the other side with loose leaf. Nowadays I drink nearly exclusively loose, but will drink a bagged tea if I don’t care what I’m having.

My favorite kind of tea is black, and unflavored, although I do enjoy an occasional dessert black. I like whites second best. I’ve recently been dipping my toes into honeybush tisanes, greens and oolongs.

My favorite vendors are Butiki Teas and Verdant Teas. Both have fantastic teas, above and beyond customer service (especially Butiki), and fair prices for their very high quality teas. I can’t recommend them enough.

Purely for tasting notes references, I don’t use any additives for my teas. Older tasting notes for blacks was with milk+sugar, and then with just milk. Whites, oolongs, greens and herbals are all drunk straight unless otherwise specified in the notes.



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