253 Tasting Notes


August TTB

Steam rises fragrant
I sip a full cup of joy
Warm hug down my throat

(inspired by shreapops tea haikus! :)

Honestly I don’t have much to say about this tea. I actually thought it smelled really good, and I think it’s my favorite puerh so far. I wish I could elaborate on specific flavors and “notes” but my palate is not very sophisticated :P

Flavors: Sweet

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(Future) August TTB

Getting a headstart on some of these tasting notes because I have so many to write. This is my first time trying Verdant Tea. Yay! Question: is this tea roasted? The wet leaf smelled burnt. I didn’t care much for the roasted flavor, but it did have a nice floral taste to it as well. It had a bit of a bitter aftertaste as well, but I’m starting to think my pot was to small for that generous sized sample and I over-leafed. What a shame!

Flavors: Flowers, Smoke

7 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

I’m going to have to be extra vigilant to get into this box. With my luck, you’ll have sign ups while I’m busy and I’ll miss it.


It’s not going to be COMPLETELY based on who comments first. I’m also going to take “swap cred” and Steepster activity levels into consideration so you should have a good chance.


fingers crossed

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I thought this tea was kind of boring tasting. Then I realized I was brewing in 5s increments instead of 10s. Whoops!

Boiling 5 g 4 OZ / 130 ML

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Love this tea! Nice and floral and sweet. I think I steeped it about 6 times.

Flavors: Flowers

6 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

I was so tempted by their sale! But, I have a rediculously amount of tea in the house right now.

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LOL @ this

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Lazy tea time. Got a big ole glass mug, filled them with fresh mint leaves, squeezed in a little honey and poured on boiling water. The leaves look so pretty in my mug and they stay right on the bottom where they belong. So easy! Some people call this “grandpa style.”


grandpa style was coined by MarshalN

Cameron B.

Ohhh I was wondering what grandpa style meant. Does it just mean you leave the leaves in the cup the whole time you’re drinking?


big mug, some leaves, boiling water, never let water level below half, ideally 2/3


Yup Exactly. You leave the leaves in the cup and top off with hot water as you drink.

carol who

I never tried it that way. I never even knew about it. I’ve tried using my mint and never felt I was doing it right since I never got much of anything out of it. How much mint do you put in the cup?


I’ll take a picture next time, but I use a LOT of leaves. But that’s just because I like to reuse them like 8 times. If I wanted one cup I’d use less. The trick to getting the flavor out is crushing the leaves in your hands to release the essential oils.

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