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SarsyPie

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Member since Apr. 28th, 2014. Reviewed 119 teas.

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Golden Fleece from Verdant Tea

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jul. 11th, 2014

I’m not sure what to make of this! I was expecting something a little different based on the reviews and description.

Method: about 1tbsp (sounds like a lot, but these are small, pointy leaves), 8 oz, 205 degrees, 2 minutes, ForLife brew in mug strainer

Dry Leaf Aroma: This smells like a malted campfire.

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Campfire Blend from Verdant Tea

Style: Herbal Tea – Region: Blend

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jul. 4th, 2014

Method: 1 tbsp, 8 oz, 205 degrees, 10 minutes, French Press

Dry Leaf Aroma: Orange, spice, chocolate. Smells like orange cake.

Brewing Aroma: Orange & weird. Something smells odd. Can’t place it.

Flavor: I sampled some at 3 minutes and 6 minutes. The flavor was weak, so I let it go for 10. Even after 10 minu...

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Elderberry Herbal from Verdant Tea

Style: Fruit (Herbal) Tea – Region: Blend

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jul. 4th, 2014

Method: 1 tbsp, 8 oz, 205 degrees, 3 minutes, Forlife brew-in-mug strainer

Dry Leaf Aroma: Cinnamon and licorice

Flavor: Cinnamon and spices. Licorice. I don’t taste the fruitiness I was expecting. I thought this might have some sweetness from the elderberries, but I didn’t find that either. I don’t think t...

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Zhu Rong Yunnan Black from Verdant Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jun. 26th, 2014

Method: 1.5 tsp, 8 oz, 205 degrees, 45 seconds, Forlife brew in mug strainer & Dr. Who mug

Dry Leaf Aroma: O. M. G. This is positively sublime. See how it made me use a word like "sublime"? It smells like roasty chocolate, malt, and roses. That's right. Roses.

Brewing Aroma: Very malty, but with a hint o...

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Mr. He's 1st Picking Laoshan Black from Verdant Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Shandong, China

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 19th, 2014

Method: 1.5 tsp in 8 oz at 205 degrees for 4 min, French Press

My boyfriend made this as our breakfast tea while I was getting ready for work. There are no instructions on the bag, but I think he did pretty well, considering.

I'm basing my review on his method, but I will try this again using the instructions...

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Hand Picked Spring Tieguanyin from Verdant Tea

Style: Tie Guan Yin – Region: Anxi, Fujian, China

90 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 11th, 2014

Hello, Gorgeous! This is a freshly picked (May 2014) bright green-leafed aromatic wonder.

Method: 1 tbsp, 200 degrees, grandpa style

Dry Leaf Aroma: Smells *strongly* of honeysuckle and jasmine. Wow.

Brewing Aroma: In the brewing tea, the honeysuckle takes center stage. I can detect a lightly spicy no...

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Wuyi Mountain Big Red Robe from Verdant Tea

Style: Da Hong Pao – Region: Wuyi, Fujian, China

93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
May. 28th, 2014

Super. This tea is just excellent!

I like finding finer teas that do well with a Western-style brewing. I admit that I tend toward laziness, and there's just no time in the AM to pull out the gong fu set. While I expect that this tea would potentially be even more amazing brewed with short steeps, it was also won...

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