Laoshan Black from Verdant Tea. . . . .

I haven’t had this tea in the longest time and while it used to be one of my favorites, I had moved on for a while and decided to try other black teas. I found this one while digging around in my collection and want to see if it still holds the same flavors I remember.

The black tea leaves are incredibly pretty – silvery, a charcoal black. This scent is of cocoa and… possibly cardboard? While it doesn’t sound too appealing, this is definitely the scent I remember.

Sipping… this is definitely bittersweet chocolate I’m tasting. The background offers a roasted note which I’m guessing is the cardboard I thought I smelled. This tea has that satisfying slightly sweetness from the cocoa and a bit of savoriness, almost saltiness, from the wheaty, roasted background.

Ah, I remember why this was a favorite of mine. I don’t think that this tea would take top spot anymore, but I certainly wouldn’t turn down a cup. I think that this is a great black tea for anyone looking for a depth in flavor.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black Tea
Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea

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