Review: Verdant Tea Golden Fleece

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Thumbs up!"This is a very bright, smooth black tea that is a lot lighter than most blacks. Other than the exceptional flavor profile, the appearance will be sure to draw you in. Highly recommend!"
Samantha’s Teaview: 9.5/10
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verdantgoldenfleeceVerdant Tea has graciously given me their Golden Fleece to review. The traditional name for this tea is Dian Hong. This is a black tea that was wild-picked from the remote mountains of southern Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China. Something about wild tea is just awesome, I wish I could forage upon a tea tree!

The leaves are beautiful downy buds with a tie dye of colors: tan, orange, and brown. They smell like sweet malt chocolate. I brewed this tea at 200 F for a total of 2 infusions, though it could have made it out to 4 infusions. The liquor is a tan red-orange color, the scent of the brewed leaves is so sweet, it reminds me of cinnamon and sugar.

The first infusion at 1 minute is warm and toasty with tastes of cinnamon and sugar. There is a smooth earthy taste of malt and vanilla. The second infusion brings out spice and warm applesauce.

This is a very bright, smooth black tea that is a lot lighter than most blacks. Other than the exceptional flavor profile, the appearance will be sure to draw you in. Highly recommend!

— To purchase Verdant Tea Golden Fleece, 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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