I have missed late gong fu sessions since caffeine started keeping me up at night, so I bought two of the crassicolumna teas from Verdant to see if they would substitute.

This will fulfill my August prompt for a tea I have never tried before!

This steeped up so pale – I was not expecting that. I thought it would get darker with subsequent steeps but it didn’t.

Ashman and I both enjoyed it, even though I didn’t find it very complex. The most memorable thing about it to me was that it had a very creamy mouthfeel, especially at the end of the sip and building throughout the session.

I think next time around I will use more leaf and see if any complexity becomes apparent. Otherwise, it was an enjoyable and relaxing session and I am not sorry I bought it.

Martin Bednář

Seems like a good alternative :)

ashmanra

Indeed! And I enjoyed the milky feel and flavor.

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Martin Bednář

Seems like a good alternative :)

ashmanra

Indeed! And I enjoyed the milky feel and flavor.

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about twelve years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

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