Wild Laoshan Mulberry Leaf

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Mulberry Leaves
Flavors
Butter, Creamy, Grain, Grass, Oats, Roasted, Seaweed, Smooth, Sweet, Toasted Rice
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Sipdown (797)! Thank you Kittenna for the sample! I was a bit unimpressed by this tisane, though I didn’t find it unpleasant. Mulberry leaf has a very rich, nutty flavour typically – and I just...” Read full tasting note
  • “I appreciate that Verdant has small, decently-priced samples and a low free shipping threshold; it makes the try-everything mentality a little more sustainable. This tea, I was thinking I’d like,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Home – 10:30 PM The Great Cupboard Excavation Untasted teas remaining: 0! This is the last one! Of course, now I have new teas I’ve ordered since I started counting down, but at least all of the...” Read full tasting note
    92
  • “So after drinking two mediocre teas that weren’t worth logging, I came home to my Verdant box! O.O This was the only herbal I had in it, so OBVIOUS choice. And what a wonderful choice too. It...” Read full tasting note
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Produced by the He Family

This herbal tea is foraged from Laoshan’s wild Lu mulberry trees, carefully hand-finished by the He Family in their workshop just like their classic Laoshan green teas.

The He Family is continuing their tradition this year of wild-foraging caffeine-free native Laoshan herbs and using their expertise at green tea processing to finish the leaves like a traditional green tea. While Shandong native Lu mulberry leaf would normally be simply air-dried for use in medicinal tea, the He Family has applied withering, heat-fixing, curling and tumble-drying to bring out much richer and more subtle flavor through their craft. We are excited at the opportunity to share the He Family’s latest innovation, and to offer a look at the flavor of Laoshan from another plant entirely different from camellia sinensis!

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5 Tasting Notes

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Sipdown (797)!

Thank you Kittenna for the sample! I was a bit unimpressed by this tisane, though I didn’t find it unpleasant. Mulberry leaf has a very rich, nutty flavour typically – and I just thought this one came off as a little bit too delicate/flat to really capture the taste I’m accustomed to and know I love. It was still nutty though, still just a little bit vegetal. I’m happy I tried it; but I didn’t finish the mug feeling like it was anything exceptional.

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I appreciate that Verdant has small, decently-priced samples and a low free shipping threshold; it makes the try-everything mentality a little more sustainable. This tea, I was thinking I’d like, if it was at all similar to DavidsTea’s Mulberry Magic. And it is – but absent are the artificial flavours and in their place, there’s a delicious popped rice-esque toastiness. This is actually quite a delicious herbal tea – it’s very smooth, a bit seaweedy, but heavy on the steamed spinach and popped/toasted rice flavours. More tea-like in flavour than many herbal options – probably only rivalled by some of the barley teas, though those are a different profile entirely.

If you’re a fan of vegetal green teas and are looking for a delicious, caffeine-free option – this is probably a good candidate. Hopefully it’s still around in the future, when I have the cupboard space to do more ordering!

Also worth noting: my sample is from Spring 2018 (harvested over a year ago), and it tastes deliciously fresh and is a delightful bright green.

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Home – 10:30 PM

The Great Cupboard Excavation
Untasted teas remaining: 0!

This is the last one! Of course, now I have new teas I’ve ordered since I started counting down, but at least all of the older ones are sorted through. Now I’ll have to go through all of the ones I don’t want to keep and weigh and price them so I can post a stash sale. Sounds like a weekend project… ;)

So this one smelled a bit milder in the packet than the Laoshan Gan Zao Ye. I steeped it the same way, as I would a green tea. The wet leaves are a really gorgeous rich jewel green color.

Wow, this is the bomb diggity. It’s so heavy on the roasted grain and oat flavors, almost like soba cha. But there’s a nice fresh grassy flavor here as well that reminds me a bit of matcha. Perhaps just a small hint of seaweed, but not in a fishy way – more in an oceanic fresh sort of way. And there’s a lovely natural sweetness throughout the sip.

This almost tastes like a matcha latte with some additional roasted grain notes. Yummy.

Oddly, there’s a slight note in the aftertaste that reminds me of Dijon mustard. I realize that sounds weird, but it’s actually not. And it’s a very slight hint.

Flavors: Butter, Creamy, Grain, Grass, Oats, Roasted, Seaweed, Smooth, Sweet, Toasted Rice

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Kawaii433

“The Great Cupboard Excavation
Untasted teas remaining: 0!”

Congratz! ^^ I enjoyed your reviews on your Great Cupboard Excavation. :D

Nattie

woohoooooo, congrats!!

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So after drinking two mediocre teas that weren’t worth logging, I came home to my Verdant box! O.O

This was the only herbal I had in it, so OBVIOUS choice. And what a wonderful choice too. It tastes just like a buttery green, and only after steeping it for 10 seconds. I’ll have to see if I can get another infusion or two in before bed. But this is a very delightful cup to sip on.

Cameron B.

Ooh I have a packet of this that I haven’t tried yet. I definitely need to! :D

Cavocorax

It’s nice, especially if you want a green tea but don’t want the caffeine.

derk

I’ve had 2 of the other He herbal offerings – Goji Leaf and Jujube Leaf – and they were both really good. I recommend giving both of those a try if/when they come back in stock. I’ll have to put the Mulberry Leaf in my cart if I do another Verdant order.

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