Review: Verdant Tea Eight Treasures Yabao

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verdanteightreasureyaWhen I first saw this tea I said to myself, "I have to get my hands on this". I am definitely glad that Verdant was kind enough to send me a sample. Just to look at this tea is an experience in itself. Verdant's Eight Treasures Yabao is a beautiful combination of color and texture. Yabao alone is a very unique tea, one I had never head of till Verdant introduced me. Yaboa is picked from winter buds, Verdant lists is as having "the sweetness of Silver Needle White, the spice of Yunnan Black, and the aging potential of pu'er". You'd have to taste it yourself to truly understand the complexity of flavor. This yabao has a cedar taste to it with the sweetness of sugar.

Eight treasures tea is actually a famous Chinese herbal tea, also known as Ba Bao Cha. Let me tell you, the unique combination of herbs is intriguing. Verdant does a twist on Eight Treasures, they add their Silver Buds Yabao, Yunnan Green Jasmine, Organic Goji Berry, Organic Marigold, Organic Whole Vanilla Bean, Organic Honeysuckle, Organic Rose Petal, and Organic Elderberry.

At first I was taken back by the aroma, the yabao gave off a strong cedar scent, while a sweetness in the aroma is also to be noted. The cedar scent is very similar to that of tulsi. The taste, is where this tea will shock you, not to mention the beautiful display of herbs. The scent of ceder hits your nose, followed by fruity goji berry and elderberry. Hints of rose and sugar are present in this smooth cup. You really have to try it to understand the full flavor profile of this one.

For me, drinking tea is always a pleasure, but sometimes having to always write can become a chore, this tea has truly re-ignited my passion for tea. If you're going to look elsewhere for this tea, forget it. Most Eight Treasure blends come as pre-packaged dry herbs (without the yabao mind you) from China that are certainly not organic, and not as high quality as these herbs. Verdant's herbs are clean and fresh, neither do they have that old, over dried look to them. Even Teavana, known for their many blends, can't provide you with this tea.

Stick with Verdant, support small business and honest business relationships with Chinese farmers, you won't be disappointed and maybe like myself, you'll find your passion re-ignited.

— To purchase Verdant Tea Eight Treasures Yabao, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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