1598 Tasting Notes
Woo! My verdant order arrived and I HAD to have a cup of this.
Actually – literally. It wouldn’t fit in the tin I wanted it in so I had to have a cup to make it work. Not that I minded. Not at all.
Yay your Verdant order came!!! (Mine is at the Stoney Creek Airpot?!? Where the hell is Stoney Creek? – estimated delivery 22Jul – UGG)
Thank you Sil for sharing this one with me!
I’m really enjoying this as I sit in the office, blasiting this Angry Females playlist from 8tracks: http://8tracks.com/lifeofshi/angry-females-pump-up BOOM! Get stuff done!
So this tea is not roasty like I would have expected from ‘baked’ in the description. It’s green and fresh. Grassy? Also a little sweet. Yay! Thank you!
And I just realized that these numbers show what my cupboard will be WITH my verdant order so that’s actually better than I thought! I might hit 200 this week! :D
I might miss this one but I’m not in a rush to pick it up. Glad I had it but I have lupicia’s Honeydew tea now!
Yay. I managed another actual sipdown today – 212!
I tried this because Sil was interested in it and it made more sense to buy a ton of things and split them and try all the teas, then to try and decide WHICH Butiki teas to get. :P
It tastes very earthy, like a Puerh, like you would expect. I’m also getting Smoke and wood. Hmmmm. Interesting.
BACKLOG: (because I totally let Sil down by not reviewing this tea when she loved it and gave me the LAST CUP of it)
What a bad tea fren. :P
I remember I liked the pumpkin flavouring from it, but the rooibosness of it bothered me a little. I think I just don’t do rooibos well in the summer but come fall and I would probably be ALL OVER IT. I will have to keep an eye out for it!
(I just going to keep being annoying and comment every time I see something about this tea – I would LOVE to get some of this if/when it’s reblended this fall. Please, thank you)
Thank you – will negotiate buying some when the time comes (there’s no need for any "payback) – Why is your package “out for delivery” but yet -"Item arrived at postal facility. Item on hold. " Canada Post drives me nuts….
As I was telling Sil earlier, I spoke with the gal who makes this the other day. All the pumpkins were grown locally last year, & I told her we would want a lot of it, even if I had to roast the pumpkins myself :)
So I think i was afraid of steeping this because it requires slightly more effort than steeping at boiling water, as this sample has sat around for months! Sorry VariaTEA! :O
But there was nothing to be afraid of and this tea is nice and fruity and slightly sweet and very nice on a cool summer day like today. So thank you- I’m happy I got to try it!
This tea wins for best chocolate orange tea.
That is all.
I never liked Three Friends? It was always a little bitter and flat – I like my friends a bit sweeter I guess? :P But I can save you a cup!
Thank you again Green Terrace for this sample! I really enjoyd the Li Shan Black, but this one just blows that one away IMO. It’s bright and sweet, and has a honeyed sweetness that lingers on your tongue. Surprisingly, I’m also getting floral notes, like in a lighter oolong. And peach?
Also, as it cools, the honey notes become even more apparent. Mind = blown.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to review this! It was my pleasure. :) Would I pay $23.50 for 100g of this? Yes. Yes I would.