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drank Shanghai Orchid by Teavana
247 tasting notes

Every now and then I manage to make this tea perfectly, and last night was one of those times! I’m not certain what the difference is, but I’m sticking with these steeping parameters as they produced an absolutely wonderful tea drinking experience.

The dry tea smells amazingly sweet and fruity, with more than just a hint of floral notes. 165F (73C)/1 min. The tea’s aroma simply floats out of the teapot, pulling me in. I can smell it the moment I enter the kitchen. The sweetness of the scent is reproduced beautifully in the taste. The floral taste is quite pronounced, but it’s so lovely. The white tea, surprisingly, is not completely hidden. It’s there without bitterness. Each sip is a treat.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec
KeenTeaThyme

Ah, yes “our” floral teas – when brewed correctly (or even just sorta close to correct) they are irresistible! :)

Infusin_Susan

This sounds good. I’ll have to check it out next time I run the gauntlet — I mean, visit a Teavana store ;)

teawing

LOL Susan, I know what you mean. I visited one a couple of weeks back, for the first time. I think they recruit used car sales people for the job!

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KeenTeaThyme

Ah, yes “our” floral teas – when brewed correctly (or even just sorta close to correct) they are irresistible! :)

Infusin_Susan

This sounds good. I’ll have to check it out next time I run the gauntlet — I mean, visit a Teavana store ;)

teawing

LOL Susan, I know what you mean. I visited one a couple of weeks back, for the first time. I think they recruit used car sales people for the job!

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I’m a middle school teacher of French, Spanish, ESL and reading intervention. I’m also a mom to two young children.

I’ve always been a tea lover. When I lived in France during college, I really loved the tisanes. Over the past couple of years, I’ve branched off into loose teas. I’m not very knowledgeable about teas, but I’m really loving the learning process!

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