I’m trying to get back in the swing of things on here. Maybe not as dedicated as I was before, but at least an occasional note here & there. I was afforded this sample some weeks ago by my ole’ pal Pureleaf. I saved just enough to try to write a review on.
It’s a nice tea for sure. Seldom am I disappointed with Verdant’s offerings. It’s not as sweet as I expected, but still smooth & pleasant. I used a generic gong fu style as I typically do. Small amount of water/quick infusion. I generally start off like this with teas I’m unfamiliar with, then after I get a few steeps out of it I bump the amount of water & time to switch to a more western style infuse.
Anyway this tea is mildly malty to me. It does contain some sweet notes as well. Really a well proportioned blend of the two. I like the after flavor & I’m happy too that there is little astringency or dryness.
Sadly my time with this tea was cut short. I made a FATAL mistake when going to pour water for third steep in the pot. I can use the term fatal because I ‘killed’ the leaves. I use a Stanley thermos as a carafe for my boiled water since I’ve still not gotten off of the pot & purchased a water boiler.
I also keep one for coffee…. you can see where this is going.
I immediately poured the cofftea out but it was too late. the coffee had impregnated itself into the leaf. Ruined.
Again no tune today;

Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 1 g 3 OZ / 80 ML

Nah, shit happens ;). I wish I had some I would send you.

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Dave here.
I’m trying to get back into the swing of things as far as writing reviews. my tastes have changed greatly from when I was last on here, Now I typically drink sheng puerhs daily, though I’m really looking forward to getting enough good blacks to equally divide my time between the two. I occasionally drink white, yellow, & greens but still stay away from blends & non-camellia sinensis. I’m no authority & always welcome suggestions.

I’m a wimp when it comes to astringency so take anything I say about this characteristic with a grain of salt(ASTRINGENCY WEENIE MAN, or AWM for short).

Other ramblings;
About tunes; I, like many, love them. I like adding them to my notes, but I feel like if someone were, let’s say knitting or painting or reading a book, that it would help the readers to get a better feel for how the writer may be impressioned about his environment toward his tea experience.

I wish I would have paid more attention to the grammer teachers so many years ago and not doodling band insignias. I should revisit the proper use of commas for starters, which I love.
I also love, and probably over use, parenthesis (the use of them may be a second personality coming to surface).


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