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Jin Jun Mei from Verdant Tea aka Super Starling enjoys steamed buns!

I have a confession to make. I purchased this tea because Verdant told me it tasted like “steamed buns.” I laughed at the phrase “steamed buns,” and then I laughed some more. Steamed. Buns. It hasn’t gotten any less funny. It’s still really, really good. And yeah, this tea totally tastes like bread! It’s smoky and malty and a bit sweet. I detect maybe some butter/vanilla in there, around the edges. It’s so heavy and thick it’s almost broth-like. Even before I drink it down, it just SMELLS really good. It feels like it should have calories. It’s not the Read More

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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 Read More

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Spring Harvest Laoshan White from Verdant Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where to Buy: Verdant Tea Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I love Verdant Tea.  I don’t know of anybody who doesn’t. Their love, passion, attention to detail, and most importantly, their tea is just simply amazing. Tea that you can steep again and again and enjoy for an afternoon. I have tried several of their teas and have loved the flavors of each one. And this one is no exception! This Spring Harvest Laoshan White (which I’m not finding on their site) is a gorgeous white tea that has resounding notes of a Read More