Wild Laoshan Mulberry Leaf

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Mulberry Leaves
Flavors
Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Fruity, Red Fruits, 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 4 g 9 oz / 266 ml

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  • “Mastress Alita’s Monthly Sipdown Challenge June 2022 → A tea with oceanic notes This was the only non-caffeinated tea in my stash that had anything even close to oceanic notes. Even then, it was...” Read full tasting note
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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
  • “2021 Sipdown 93/365! Finished off a sample packet of this. It’s a satisfying caffeine-free tea alternative for when I’ve already had too much caffeine in a day. Definitely quite vegetal, and less...” 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
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From Verdant Tea

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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Mastress Alita’s Monthly Sipdown Challenge
June 2022 → A tea with oceanic notes

This was the only non-caffeinated tea in my stash that had anything even close to oceanic notes. Even then, it was seaweed (not ocean air or ocean breeze or anything like that) and I believe only one person mentioned it. Even so, I’ll be using it for today’s sipdown prompt.

I wasn’t sure if I would like this because I thought it might taste like a green tea, but it’s so complex and interesting and I’m really loving it! I like it equally both hot and cold. No additions necessary. In fact, I think adding honey might overwhelm the flavor. It does look like a green tea once steeped, but the flavors to me are more reminiscent of a black tea. I taste fruit and dark chocolate surprisingly enough! I’m really enjoying this and will almost certainly add some to my next Verdant order.

Many thanks to vallhallow for sending some of this incredible herbal for me to try!

Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate, Fruity, Red Fruits

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 g 6 OZ / 177 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 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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2021 Sipdown 93/365!

Finished off a sample packet of this. It’s a satisfying caffeine-free tea alternative for when I’ve already had too much caffeine in a day. Definitely quite vegetal, and less nutty than I’d like, but still good.

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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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