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Shang Tea is one of the best tea companies out there in my opinion. Everything they do is of the upmost quality. I have not had one bad experience with any tea I have sampled from Shang Tea. Honeysuckle White is pure ecstasy. That is if your idea of ecstasy is a creamy mouthfeel, sweet florals, buttery light vegetal flavors, and an undertone of nuttiness.

When I was a kid there were a lot of honeysuckle bushes around my neighborhood. You could pick the blooms of the honeysuckle bush and pull out the middle section, the stamen I believe, and there would be this shiny wet dew on the stem of the stamen. This was honeysuckle sap. It was sweet and delicious just like this tea but a natural sweetness of course, no where near as sweet or sappy as honey. This tea evokes those memories for me. A time very early in my youth that followed me into my own children’s youth as they too would learn the secret of the honeysuckle bush!

This tea is soothing, calming, almost meditative. The color is so beautiful – a bright sunny golden amber. The aroma makes the eyes open brightly with the lovely smell of honeysuckle blossoms, then the eyes shut with a soothing Ahhhhhh feeling of release. Since this tea is made with the White Peony King tea base you will pick up subtle nuisances of fruity undertones in later steepings.

This tea is a forgiving tea in the sense that you can play around with brew times if you wish to have your tea a bit stronger or a bit lighter. I steep mine for a good 3 to 4 minutes on the first steep and 5 or more on the following steeps, yet you can go as little as 1 to 2 minutes and still get a lovely flavor. Note the directions to bring water to a boil, then let rest one minute before immersing leaves to steep. You will find this tea can easily be steeped 3 to 4 times and still give a high quality enjoyable flavor palate for your palate!

I love a tea that can evoke a memory. This playful tea has the quality to be snobbish yet lets everyone enjoy its bounty, at 16.00 for 2 ounces or you can grab one of Shang Teas sampler packs that include their 8 best selling teas, including this one, for only 8 dollars and 80 cents. Every time I enjoy this tea I will think of the years past, running around my neighborhood, picking honeysuckle and lapping up the sweet nectar of life and remembering times doing the same with my own little saplings!

TeaBrat

yes, this was sooo nice!

Violet

That sounds AMAZING!!!

LiberTEAS

I agree, I love Shang Teas!

Angrboda

Shang Tea can do no wrong in my book. :) If you get a chance, have a go at their jade orchid oolong (I think it’s called) too. :)

Azzrian

Angrboda – I have a sample of that – will try to get to it today. :)

Invader Zim

I grew up with wild honeysuckle as well and I’m salivating just reading this!

Azzrian

Get some! :)

TeaBrat

Everyone should try this. :) The Shang tea sampler packets are great!

Azzrian

Yes, yes they are! I am SO happy I got the sampler!! Thrilled! :) And I am more thrilled that Shang is semi local to me! One of these days I WILL get over there and it will be a dream come true! :)

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TeaBrat

yes, this was sooo nice!

Violet

That sounds AMAZING!!!

LiberTEAS

I agree, I love Shang Teas!

Angrboda

Shang Tea can do no wrong in my book. :) If you get a chance, have a go at their jade orchid oolong (I think it’s called) too. :)

Azzrian

Angrboda – I have a sample of that – will try to get to it today. :)

Invader Zim

I grew up with wild honeysuckle as well and I’m salivating just reading this!

Azzrian

Get some! :)

TeaBrat

Everyone should try this. :) The Shang tea sampler packets are great!

Azzrian

Yes, yes they are! I am SO happy I got the sampler!! Thrilled! :) And I am more thrilled that Shang is semi local to me! One of these days I WILL get over there and it will be a dream come true! :)

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Most of my reviews will be “snippits” of full reviews that can be found at http://sororiteasisters.com/
Posted every evening at 6 EST.
I usually try to post the exact date that the full reviews will post however sometimes post dates need changed so it may not always be correct. Generally the dates are correct however.

About Me:

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.
I have two “young adult” children.
Four cats and three dogs.

Some of my hobbies include gardening, essential oil therapy, natural perfumery with essential oils, and cooking.

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!

I enjoy green rooibos don not like red rooibos.

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