drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
1779 tasting notes

I was afraid to make this for the longest time because I knew it was fancy, and I was wigged out by the 3-5 second steep recommendation for my gaiwan and had to look it up because that sounds too short. But as others have pointed out, it’s too good to let waste away in my cupboard! (and thanks CrowKettle for surprising me with the sample!)

First steep: very light and fancy. Floral and refreshing.

Second steep: Still lightly floral, but with a hint of cocoa!

Third steep: it’s turning a nice orange now I’m getting lots of cocoa and malty notes. I can see why people enjoy this tea so much.

After, I steeped it three more times, and then used the last of my sample to brew it Western Style and resteeped that. I don’t know that I have ever dedicated one day to one tea like that before but it was wonderful. On to the shopping list with this one!


Yay! Glad you had a enjoyable session with this tea! :)

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.


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1-50: Bleh.
51-64: It’s ok.
65-75: It’s good.
76-85: It’s very good. (Buy 1oz+)
86-100: Amazing. (ALWAYS re-stock)


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