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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 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

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Chocolate Chamomile Curiosity Brew Black Oolong from Verdant Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black/Oolong Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea Tea Description: This blend is inspired by the connection we see between fine chocolate and fine tea. Our Laoshan Black and Wuyi Big Red Robe have strong natural notes of cacao that we wanted to bring out and play with. The end result is a rich, sweet and sparkling brew that brings out the best in both the tea, supported by the cacao nibs. Marigold provides a richness that complements the sweet flavors of chamomile, cinnamon and fennel, while the mint gives just enough of a clean sparkle to counterbalance the Read More

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Nurture #4 Black Tea from Verdant Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Verdant Tea Tea Description: Intelligent Nutrients’ Nurture #4 is warm, cozy and balancing. We are using the Li Family’s lightly smoked Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong black tea from the Wuyi Mountains as the base for a smoldering base to pair with certified organic Nature #4, and draw out the natural sweetness of the tea with elderberry and coriander. Like sitting by a crackling fire, this comforting blend brings warmth and balance. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: From the time that I first opened the package to the last drops dripping from my gaiwan into my cha Read More

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Yu Lu Yan Cha Black Tea from Verdant Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea Tea Description: In 2012, we were pleased to offer the very first experimental harvest of this incredible, innovative tea from Wang Yanxin.  Her first experiment yielded a completely new kind of black tea that combined the best chocolatey notes of Laoshan Black with the crisp texture and honey aftertaste of Jin Jun Mei.  Last Spring, Wang Yanxin and her friends in Xinyang and Laoshan outdid themselves with the newest harvest, and we’re honored and privileged to bring in Yu Lu Yan Cha for the 2014 Autumn Season. Learn more about this tea here. Read More