Mi Lan Black Tea from Verdant Tea. . . .

The description for this tea included the phrase “orchid candy,” whatever that means. You may be wondering: Is that a thing? Can that really be purchased somewhere?

No.

It cannot.

You may purchase a floral variety of said name; you may acquire a dish in that shape; you may order regular candy in an orchid color scheme.

This tea was, like Luke Skywalker, my only hope.

And oh yes, it delivered! This tea tastes like orchid and sweetness. A swig of caramel.

Also a bit of rascally zing at the base.

This is a family of pastors with that one kid who gets into trouble at school — but non-criminal prankster stuff. And the parents say things like, “Little Joey gets his drivers license this week. Time to put his guardian angel’s flight speed to the test, AM I RIGHT?”

Like in Seventh Heaven when no matter what trouble the kids got into, sweetness was the name of the game, and a lesson was always learned.

So if you want to try a black tea that’s very floral and soft, check this one out. Your angel will thank you for the moment you spend drinking it instead of pursuing trouble.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black
Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea
Description

Huang Ruiguang’s family Mi Lan Dancong is picked only once a year from single trees that are not pruned back to encourage deeper roots & more robust flavor, year after year. His mountain plot and decades of work in improving agriculture techniques for the region have earned Huang Ruiguang’s Mi Lan awards such as the recent 2015 Gold Medal at the Sixth Guangdong Tea Expo. This Mi Lan is allowed to naturally oxidize for over 24 hours before being carefully spread, baked and tumbled. The oxidation creates a deep rich black tea flavor, but Mi Lan varietal’s natural juicy floral honey flavor still comes through strong.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

SuperStarling

"Hey, everybody! I'm Leah, a graphic designer from Pennsylvania, United States. I live with my husband and rescue mutt in a house with colorful walls. I love fonts, colors, animals, flowers, novels, illustration, geeking out, and -- obviously! -- tea. I've only been heavily into tea for about a year, but I've found I tend to prefer loose blended black dessert teas. I normally drink them hot western style without anything added; if I add in some vanilla almond milk or honey, I promise I'll mention it! When I'm not blogging here, I'm blogging at leahlucci.com/starling or posting to Instagram (super_starling), so come say hi!"

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