80
drank Sichuan Caravan by Verdant Tea
1474 tasting notes

Hm. My first order from Verdant, and what do I choose to drink? This one, of course. The pu-erh! :)

It’s less.. than what I was expecting however. Did I brew it wrong? I mean, it’s nice and quite fragrant. The base is lovely, I can definitely taste licorice and faint ginger. Still, there’s less kapow here than what I was hoping for. I used 1.5 tsp for 12 ounces. Do I need to overleaf?

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

Sil has mentioned it’s not as spicy and wow as the last batch. The last batch she sent me a tsp of, and it’s… amazing. I have a tiny bit left if you’d like to compare!

MissB

If you’re willing to spare, I’d love to compare!

keychange

You’re a poet and you didn’t even know it!! :)

Kamyria

LOL MissB… I love this one but that’s because I can’t tolerate too much ginger.. for me it’s just right.

OMGsrsly

Ok, it’s on the shelf and I’m marking it in my spreadsheet! :)

CelebriTEA

I think I used 2 tsp…I love it, but I have to admit that I like ginger in tea in smaller amounts… I like this even as it cools…it has a slightly mineral taste to me :-)

CelebriTEA

Ok…I need to take back the “slightly mineral” comment…lol…ya’ll are gonna laugh…
I needed to clean out my electric hot water pot…lol…I am a BlondTard…lol…
I love this tea ;-)

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OMGsrsly

Sil has mentioned it’s not as spicy and wow as the last batch. The last batch she sent me a tsp of, and it’s… amazing. I have a tiny bit left if you’d like to compare!

MissB

If you’re willing to spare, I’d love to compare!

keychange

You’re a poet and you didn’t even know it!! :)

Kamyria

LOL MissB… I love this one but that’s because I can’t tolerate too much ginger.. for me it’s just right.

OMGsrsly

Ok, it’s on the shelf and I’m marking it in my spreadsheet! :)

CelebriTEA

I think I used 2 tsp…I love it, but I have to admit that I like ginger in tea in smaller amounts… I like this even as it cools…it has a slightly mineral taste to me :-)

CelebriTEA

Ok…I need to take back the “slightly mineral” comment…lol…ya’ll are gonna laugh…
I needed to clean out my electric hot water pot…lol…I am a BlondTard…lol…
I love this tea ;-)

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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. I now travel full time with only two carryon bags to my name. One quarter of those bags are tea.

It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more.

If I have enough, I’m happy to share. If I’m in your area, I’d love to swap, meet for tea, and explore together.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, travel and my writing and speaking work.

What kinds of teas do I normally like?

YES: flavored teas, fruity, dessert, chai, and spicy (REALLY spicy).

A FONDNESS FOR: all white teas, malty black teas, any herbal or medicinal teas, strange/weird teas you can only get in one place.

ALLERGIC TO: strawberries, lavender

DISLIKES: any added sugars, grains, lapsang souchong, and overly floral teas – I might enjoy a Jasmine Green every once in a while, but unless it’s a creamy floral tea (think roses in a chai, or the smoothness of a floral note in a French tea), I’ll likely pass. Earl Greys are a hit or miss with me; heavy on the cream or fruit notes and I might like it, heavy on the blergamot and I definitely won’t.

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