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I got a sample size of this with a very small order I placed with Shang. Actually I ordered one ounce of one kind of tea and several samplers of others. This tea smells like honeysuckle through and through. I grew up around many honeysuckle bushes and always enjoyed picking the flowers and sucking out the juices. Actually I believe we would pull the stamen from the flower – I don’t know the actual word but I know how we did it lol. Honeysuckle has a very sweet flavor sort of like honey, but not, when you do this.
This tea is relaxing, lovely, scented, and buttery. There is almost this milky mouthfeel to it.
Its an enchanting tea.
The color is gorgeous!
A very light vegetal flavor comes out in the after taste.
Slightly nutty.
The vegetal flavor mixed with the buttery milky flavor remind me of buttered green beans. Yes I put butter on my green beans, don’t you?
This tea is a sure shot for my shopping list!
Shang tea is actually only about an hour or so from my home and I hope to be able to drop in there soon to visit and sample more of their teas but for now I have several wonderful samples here to try and this one to resteep many times! :)
Happy dance!

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Missy

Ha! I used to do that too. My mom had one in her yard. Poor thing was stripped pretty fast.

TeaBrat

Ah… I recall I really liked this one too! :)

Kittenna

A lot of people have been talking about honeysuckle lately. I’m completely unfamiliar with it!! So curious :)

Missy

Hmm that link goes on forever, doesn’t it?

Dylan Oxford

Although it really does amuse me what happened up there. It’s like the link is trying to run away before you can click on it. NO! NOT AGAIN! AAAAAAHHHH.

Screenshotted for Jason ;)

Azzrian

Clicked link – our honeysuckles were yellow those are pretty white ones!

Azzrian

Clicked link – our honeysuckles were yellow those are pretty white ones!

Missy

It was a pretty bush. Sadly only one bush in the yard or I could have had much more honeysuckle!

Kittenna

Bahahahaha @ the link issues. And thanks! So you pull out the stamens and what, suck on them? Does breaking them off cause the excretion of a tasty fluid?

Azzrian

Yes when you pull them out – I guess it is the stamen .. its those things poking out from the middle of the flower – there will be juicy stuff clinging to them and you lick them off! :)

Indigobloom

I used to do that with those little white flowers that pop up on the grass!! no not dandelions. The white ones where you can pull out the tubes

teawade

This tea sounds amazing! I too remember hunting for honeysuckles in my neighborhood. The first time I didn’t know how to properly extract the honey so I had to learn from my brother a few times. I need to get my hands on this tea, it would be like a trip down memory lane!

ashmanra

We did the same thing but with petunias! My dad taught me how. You gently tug the flower out of its sepals and hold the flower base to your lips like you are playing a tiny trumpet, and give a little sip. There is a drop of nectar beaded at the base of the pistil. Sweet! I should try it with my jasmine! It is a wall of blooms right now!

Kashyap

funny….I have had many white teas that resemble the ‘honey suckle’ flavor profile, even without any additional flavors or additives..but I totally gel with your memories of sucking on honeysuckle, and then there is the difference bewteen the white and the cadmium yellow flowers..my childhood (and to this day) is full of plant foraging like that…

LiberTEAS

Shang Tea has some of the best white teas I’ve ever tried.

Azzrian

teawade I love a tea that brings back memories! :)
ashmanra did you also make dolls out of flowers? I don’t know if they were petunias or not – I think they were – my grandmother would do that with us.
Indigo – are you talking about clover flowers? They looked like white puff balls on top of a tube stem? You could make necklaces and bracelets out of them if you tied the stems together! :)

Missy

Clover flowers are good too!

Dylan Oxford

Up until last night’s discussion, I thought clover flowers WERE honeysuckle. How about that?

ashmanra

Azzrian: it wasn’t until I was married that my mother-in-law showed me how to make dancing girl dolls out of Maypops, also called Passionflower!

Azzrian

Aweee what a sweet thing for her to show you! :)

Kittenna

So I guess I had a crappy childhood and not once sucked anything out of a flower!! Boo to that!

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Missy

Ha! I used to do that too. My mom had one in her yard. Poor thing was stripped pretty fast.

TeaBrat

Ah… I recall I really liked this one too! :)

Kittenna

A lot of people have been talking about honeysuckle lately. I’m completely unfamiliar with it!! So curious :)

Missy

Hmm that link goes on forever, doesn’t it?

Dylan Oxford

Although it really does amuse me what happened up there. It’s like the link is trying to run away before you can click on it. NO! NOT AGAIN! AAAAAAHHHH.

Screenshotted for Jason ;)

Azzrian

Clicked link – our honeysuckles were yellow those are pretty white ones!

Azzrian

Clicked link – our honeysuckles were yellow those are pretty white ones!

Missy

It was a pretty bush. Sadly only one bush in the yard or I could have had much more honeysuckle!

Kittenna

Bahahahaha @ the link issues. And thanks! So you pull out the stamens and what, suck on them? Does breaking them off cause the excretion of a tasty fluid?

Azzrian

Yes when you pull them out – I guess it is the stamen .. its those things poking out from the middle of the flower – there will be juicy stuff clinging to them and you lick them off! :)

Indigobloom

I used to do that with those little white flowers that pop up on the grass!! no not dandelions. The white ones where you can pull out the tubes

teawade

This tea sounds amazing! I too remember hunting for honeysuckles in my neighborhood. The first time I didn’t know how to properly extract the honey so I had to learn from my brother a few times. I need to get my hands on this tea, it would be like a trip down memory lane!

ashmanra

We did the same thing but with petunias! My dad taught me how. You gently tug the flower out of its sepals and hold the flower base to your lips like you are playing a tiny trumpet, and give a little sip. There is a drop of nectar beaded at the base of the pistil. Sweet! I should try it with my jasmine! It is a wall of blooms right now!

Kashyap

funny….I have had many white teas that resemble the ‘honey suckle’ flavor profile, even without any additional flavors or additives..but I totally gel with your memories of sucking on honeysuckle, and then there is the difference bewteen the white and the cadmium yellow flowers..my childhood (and to this day) is full of plant foraging like that…

LiberTEAS

Shang Tea has some of the best white teas I’ve ever tried.

Azzrian

teawade I love a tea that brings back memories! :)
ashmanra did you also make dolls out of flowers? I don’t know if they were petunias or not – I think they were – my grandmother would do that with us.
Indigo – are you talking about clover flowers? They looked like white puff balls on top of a tube stem? You could make necklaces and bracelets out of them if you tied the stems together! :)

Missy

Clover flowers are good too!

Dylan Oxford

Up until last night’s discussion, I thought clover flowers WERE honeysuckle. How about that?

ashmanra

Azzrian: it wasn’t until I was married that my mother-in-law showed me how to make dancing girl dolls out of Maypops, also called Passionflower!

Azzrian

Aweee what a sweet thing for her to show you! :)

Kittenna

So I guess I had a crappy childhood and not once sucked anything out of a flower!! Boo to that!

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Most of my reviews, although not all, will be quite favorable of the tea. This is not because all tea is excellent, but more so because I generally will not waste my time on an inferior tea. If I do not care for a tea I won’t continue to drink it let alone spend time reviewing it. If you see a review by me you basically know it is a quality tea. Granted it may not suit your specific taste buds, we all like different things, but as for a tea on the whole it is a good one, from a good company.

I am a spiritual advisor by profession.
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I look for complexity overall in any tea, dimensions to the flavors.

I believe tea should evoke a feeling, thought, emotion, or attitude.

I enjoy most all oolongs, blacks, whites, and greens.

I always love to try a good yellow tea.

I favor unadulterated teas but I do have my longings for a good flavored tea now and then so I don’t rule them out by any means!

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