Delicious! Even though I had read previous tasting notes for this tea, and understood that this tea would be sticky, I had still had not been adequately prepared for what I’d encounter when I cut open the vacuum sealed pouch … it really is STICKY. Like TeaEqualsBliss said, it is quite like a rice crispy square … only with Tie Guan Yin pellets instead of rice crispy cereal.

The first two infusions were incredibly sweet and delicious. Very honey-esque, but I was glad that the honey did not completely mask the flavors of the Tie Guan Yin. I still tasted notes of flower, and a hint of vegetation.

The next two infusions (third and fourth) were less sweet … much of the honey had been “rinsed off” by the first two infusions, but I could still taste honey tones, especially in the aftertaste. The flower notes were sharper, and I noticed more astringency.

The final two infusions (fifth and sixth) – there was very little honey flavor left here, but, it still had a very pleasant sweetness to it. The flower tones had softened somewhat, but were somehow more in focus … I could taste orchid … or possibly lily? Sweet, very lightly vegetal, and very delicious.

A very nice tea, this. I think I will steep my other package of this as an iced tea, combining all six infusions into one pitcher to see how it all melds together.

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:

I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.


The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:


I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.


My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!


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