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drank Laoshan Goji Leaf by Verdant Tea
381 tasting notes

Bleh, really wanted to like this tea but I could barely stomach it. I don’t know what Goji leaf is supposed to taste like – goji berries are the only goji food I’ve ever had – but this smelled and tasted like overcooked vegetables. I didn’t get any of the honey, biscuit, or fruity notes that Verdant described. My significant other though liked it better and remarked that it tasted like cauliflower to her. I guess it comes down to individual taste preferences, but this one has a weird vegetal taste that doesn’t jive with me.

Flavors: Vegetables

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 g 5 OZ / 160 ML
derk

Heh, I liked it but it is very strange, very veg.

LuckyMe

Yeah, this was a real vegetal wallop…tasted like straight up raw vegetables.

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derk

Heh, I liked it but it is very strange, very veg.

LuckyMe

Yeah, this was a real vegetal wallop…tasted like straight up raw vegetables.

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95 to 100: Top shelf stuff. Loved this tea and highly recommend it

90 to 94: Excellent. Enjoyed this tea and would likely repurchase

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70 to 79: Average at best. Not terrible but wouldn’t willingly drink again

60 to 69: Sub-par. Low quality tea, barely palatable

59 and below: Bleh

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