980 Tasting Notes
I’ve been toying with the idea of trying out Tearunners and finally went for it. My tea subscriptions are now up to 5: Bird and Blend, Mansa, 52Teas, SipsBy, and Tearunners. I’m trying to get my cupboard under control, but I also live trying new teas…the conundrum of a tea lover.
I actually have very few straight black teas in my cupboard right now, which is what I’ve been drinking the most of.
I was so excited to see a Laoshan black in the first box. Verdant’s Autumn Laoshan black is one of my favorite black teas.
This has the delicious, rich dark chocolate flavor that I love in a Laoshan black. So easy to drink and cozy. But, I prefer Verdant’s offering over this one. The dark chocolate isn’t pronounced enough compared to Verdant’s.
Currently working on sipping through this one. It’s okay, just not something I need to have on hand. It’s mainly incredibly tart- like citric acid. It’s definitely more of a lemon flavor, rather than tangerine. There’s also a nice bit of of earthiness from the turmeric. Sadly, I can’t taste the oolong at all. I love that there’s moringa as well, but it doesn’t impact the flavor.
Flavors: Earth, Lemon, Tart
A very sad sipdown. I actually thought I was already out, but found 1 more sample pack. This had just been one of my go-to no fuss, easy drinking black teas. It’s like drinking a dark chocolate covered cherry- slightly jammy and fruity, with the bittersweet chocolate being the dominant flavor. Verdant only had really large bags of the autumn varietal available, so I opted to restock with some of the spring crop. We shall see if it holds up!
Edit: Verdant actually did end up restocking more of the smaller size bags, so I grabbed 50g!