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I wouldn’t really have ordered this as a stand alone thing but it came in my sampler pack of Shang teas.

I love the way the wet leaves smell here when brewed – this is high mountain tea and it smells so fresh, sweet and delicious! I really love the white tea that Shang is using here as their white tea base and I think it makes a huge difference in the flavor of this blend.

This sample is about 3 g and I decided to steep the whole thing using short infusions in the gaiwan with water that’s about 180 F. The jasmine is fairly subtle here, definitely not in your face as TeaEqualsBliss describes below. It is very nectar like and relaxing but jasmine never really sits well in my stomach. If you’re a jasmine lover I’d highly recommend checking this one out. Probably one of the best I’ve had of this type but my personal preference would be the Shang white honeysuckle over this one. Keeping the steeping times shorter is helping to keep the jasmine under control.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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