drank Golden Fleece by Verdant Tea
14 tasting notes

205 Degrees F, Gongfu, 10 sec + 5 per infusion

A very pleasant, super smooth tea. Started to get a little dull after 5 infusions. Upped infusion time and was able to get 7 Infusions. I originally rated this tea at an 83, but I am taking it up to a 90. This is a tea unlike any other Ive tasted and I could drink this every morning.

Season: Spring 2018
Cultivar: Linking Region
Origin: Yunnan, China
Picking: Large Buds
Elevation: 2000 M

Eyes – Dry – Hairy, golden brown buds, a little black, dusty

Nose – Dry – Fresh Cut Hay

Nose – Wet – Buttered Biscuit, Brown Sugar, Medicinal, Menthol, Sour Grapes

Eyes – Liquor – Dark Golden Amber Brown

Mouth – Texture – Thick and Syrupy

Mouth Taste – Hay, Biscuits, Extremely Smooth

Nose – Empty Cup – Burnt Sugar

Mouth – Finish – Extremely Smooth, Refreshing, Lubricating

Eyes – Wet Leaf – Dark Golden Brown Buds

Effects – Mildly Energizing, Centered, Peaceful

Flavors: Butter, Grapes, Hay, Medicinal, Sour

5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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I like tea a lot. I tend to stick to pure teas that are unflavored and I’m usually having a gongfu session. I find that writing up reviews with tasting notes makes my tea drinking experience much more enjoyable and forces me to slow down and appreciate the experience more.

95 + Absolutely fantastic, usually a special treat tea.

90 – 95 Outstanding, probably a tea that I will keep on hand all the time.

85 – 90 Very good tea that I would be very happy to drink daily. Would Re-order.

80 – 85 Pretty good tea that I enjoyed drinking. Probably wouldn’t re-order.

75 – 80 Not great, I can drink it but It’s not something I would reorder.

70 – 75 Bad, Barely drinkable.

0 – 70 Is this even tea?



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