Laoshan Badger - Laoshan Black

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Black Tea
Black Tea
Chocolate, Bread, Cocoa, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Fruity, Leather, Malt, Roasted, Roasted Barley
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190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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A delicious black tea from Laoshan, hand made by the tea farmer who also produced our wonderful LAOSHAN BAT. The dry leaves are small and tippy, have a smell of dark chocolate, with a touch of raisin and a nutty scent. The golden yellow liquor has a smooth, gentle, sweet taste with notes of cocoa, grain and a slightly floral scent. A great choice for your daily cup.

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806 tasting notes

I admit I’m a sucker for a good Laoshan Black tea. This one is not only cute with it’s a little badger picture but also pretty tasty.

Flavors: Chocolate

195 °F / 90 °C 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML


Autistic Goblin

@Kittenna Dang right yum!

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15850 tasting notes

#adventageddon Day One – 3/5

Another #adventageddon tea; Lao Shan Badger from Tea Bento!! I did a lot of research on different tea advent calendars this year because I REALLY wanted to include a straight tea/traditional tea advent and I had all but given up on including one when I saw Tea Bento announce they were doing one!! I’ve ordered from them previously, though years back (still have some of the teas though) and in general I’m really enjoyed their tea selections; the quality is great and there’s an awesome balance of standard offerings and unique and fun things! I’m really glad I included it; I may not gongfu their tea every day but I’m really glad I have that option!

This was an incredibly delicious black tea – the dry leaf aroma is intense and fragrant; very rich and chocolate heavy with nutty undertones. The tea steeps up full bodied and sweet, with dense coating notes of milk chocolate, caramelized sugar, raisins, brandy, peanut brittle, malt, and wood!! Despite the sweetness, it’s well balanced and the finish leaves me salivating waiting for the next steep!!

Eight infusions total!


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Whaaaaaaaaat. Well fml. I did not see that they were doing one.would have gotten one for sure

Roswell Strange

I think they only posted about in on Instagram!? I completely stumbled upon it – but I’m happy I did!


Well that sucks.


darn I dont think they are still selling it. Or I cant find it on the website

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6106 tasting notes


Sad to sip this down, but I still have other laoshan black in my cupboard that needs to be finished off. This one was just delicious, so rich, chocolatey, and smooth.

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1040 tasting notes

Drinking another one from my teabento order tonight. his is ok – some bitter chocolate, some bread – tastes like a laoshan black should. But it’s still just ok, it tastes as it should but it’s still a little flat or not as bold as it should be or something. There are better laoshan blacks out there.

My boss gave me a cute little cup with infuser as a Christmas gift. I like it but the holes in the infuser let some of the smaller leaves through.


I absolutely love that mug. It’s too cute for words!

Evol Ving Ness

Beautiful mug though. The boss definitely has your number.

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2958 tasting notes

Day 4 of the homemade advent canelder: Chocolate teas

Laoshan black teas are the classic unflavoured chocolate tea so of course I would drink a sample of this tasty “Laoshan Badger”. Lightly malty, slight sweetness, lots of cocoa and dark chocolate notes. Lightly Earthy as all Chinese blacks are.

Flavors: Cocoa, Dark Chocolate

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15123 tasting notes

mmm this one is tasty but it’s my least favourite of the 4. It’s smooth, there are cocoa-y notes in the background and it’s an enjoyable cup…but it’s not as LB as i want it to be.


So YS Classic wins the LB battle? I understand that you really like some of the others but they don’t seem like LB to you. So when buying in volume as the LB to keep in your cupboard would you choose YS classic? Verdant? or something else? I’m just curious…..


Haha so it’s kinda weird…..depending on the harvest, yes it’d probably be YS most instances because of the cost. Ie. in a good harvest year, even if it’s not perfect or if I might really love the taste of one of the others….I can’t justify the cost of picking up the other teas in such a large quantity. Classic 2016 was more LB than classic 2017. This year if they were all the same price I’d probably go with jiri horse. Last year, would have been YS. Not sure about verdant this year as I wasn’t able to pick any up.


Awesome thank you


Largely related to value since in some cases this is like an every day always drinking tea…so I don’t want it to be super expensive

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1792 tasting notes

Thank you to Teabento for providing a generous sample in my parcel! This was a lot lighter than I would have expected. Almost crystalline in comparison to what I’m used when it comes to LB. By crystalline, I’m referring to the airy floral notes in here. There is only a faint dusting of cocoa mixed in with the grainy undertones in here.

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