I have always loved this tea, written 36 reviews on it, and although Verdant is out of it for now (probably until fall I guess), they did send me their last sample when I placed an order a month or so ago, so I’m sure they know how I feel. I’ve been saving it, and today seems like a good day.

This is the tea that makes the BEST homemade Kombucha, in my opinion. There are other black teas that also result in wonderful Kombucha, but this one is my favorite. It takes on a pineapple tastes during fermentation, pair well with a variety of flavors (my favs being homegrown berries, esp black currant and vanilla bean…or, and also ginger root, of course).
Speaking of Kombucha, while I was in NOLA recently, I tried a locally made roasted chicory and vanilla Booch that was awesome! Anyway, my Kombucha making is currently on hold, as there was a mishap involving fruit flies and mold (for the first time ever), so I decided to take a break, but now I’m ready to set my crock back up and get started again.

SO, I’m not going to go all long winded on this, but I’ve written so many other reviews & nothing has really changed. It’s still deep,bold, dark chocolate & malty goodness, and I still love it.

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I’m so excited to have found this community! I’m a self-employed Harpist (acoustic & electric – Originals, Classical, Rock, Jazz, etc) & Singer/Songwriter. My days & nights revolve around teaching at home, playing gigs, gardening,& fixing awesome food to eat. My schedule is different everyday, but I just go with the flow, & I sip a lot of tea!

My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
I am on a quest for the most wonderful breakfast cup! I will find you, my Love!


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