Autumn 2019 Harvest
Date of Picking: September 2019
I made an order with Verdant a month or so ago and decided to grab a small amount of each of the Laoshan Black harvests available so that I could try each and compare them. I should have used more tea and/or more water for this one; the flavor is much lighter than I would have liked. I think I’ll resteep and see how it holds up. Holding on the rating for now.
6 ounces water + 212 degrees + 20 minutes
The second cup leaves a lot to be desired, and I’m certain it’s because I botched the first cup. There is a mineral flavor in this steep that I hadn’t noticed before, plus something else I can’t quite put my finger on. Overall, it’s far too light for my taste.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Chocolate, Malt, Marshmallow, Mineral, Vanilla