This is the least impressive of all the Laoshan greens from Verdant’s lineup that I’ve tried so far. That’s not to say it’s a bad tea, just underwhelming compared to low cost plain old Laoshan green tea. In fact with few exceptions, most Laoshan green tea variants and reserve/imperial grade teas have not lived up to the hype in my experience.
The tea begins with some fruity and soybean notes and then transitions into toasted oats/grains and a cilantro-like herbaceous before settling into a green bean flavor. A bit drying in the mouth but not astringent. Overall, this is more savory than regular Laoshan green tea, nuttier, and doesn’t resteep well past the 3rd infusion.
Flavors: Coriander, Fruity, Green Beans, Nutty, Soybean