drank Zi Mu Dan by Verdant Tea
6 tasting notes

Dry leaf aroma would mislead you into thinking this tea is one note, flat, and grassy. However, the experience of this tea is so different.

Wet leaf aroma reveals the complexity of this one. Notes of grass, cocoa cream, maybe some subtle nutmeg or something. The leaves lose their complex scent after several steeps, and begin to smell very grassy and somewhat bitter.

Actual flavor was beautifully floral with rose, jasmine, peony, and honeysuckle. Slight sweetness of flower nectar balanced with a semi-nutty vegetal barley scent as well. Complex, beautiful. Will spend more time with this one and update my tasting note as I discover more.

Flavors: Almond, Floral, Grass, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Nectar, Rose

185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 4 tsp 5 OZ / 150 ML

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On a journey to learn about tea and experience as much as possible. Interested in the intersections between tea, religion, and critical theory. Love for the leaf.

90-100: I would die for this tea.
80-90: Pretty amazing.
70-80: Pleasant, enjoyable, but doesn’t blow my socks off.
60-70: I like it just fine, but wouldn’t pay very much for it.
50-60: It’s…okay. I’ll finish what I have but I probably won’t repurchase it.
<50: I would discourage people with similar tastes to mine from buying.

If I leave a tea without a rating, it is because I am undetermined and will come back to assess the rating once I’m more familiar with the tea.


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