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White tea Shang sample of the mid afternoon. Yes, I realize I’m drinking a lot of tea today and I have become close friends with the restroom because of it. My first jasmine white tea of Shang. This is a nice soft jasmine taste that isn’t overly perfumey. I’m getting a spearmint-like sensation at the tail end of the sip. The aftertaste has a slight drying effect with a hint of sweet hay note. This isn’t my favorite white jasmine tea, but it’s not bad by any means either, just doesn’t really stand out in my opinion.

Edit:
Just a quick side note that I just realized…this is my 100 tasting note!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Scatterbrain

I’m right behind you!

LiberTEAS

Congrats on 100 tasting notes. I do really like Shang Tea, they have some of the best white teas I’ve encountered.

SimpliciTEA

So that’s who you got your new package from: Shang Tea. I’m glad you’re enjoying the teas. I vaguely remember reading some good things about them, as a company at least (Although I don’t remember seeing a company review written about them in under the ‘online’ Places).

Sad to hear your husband doesn’t seem to share in your enthusiasm about tea. :(

Congratulations on the 100th tasting note!

Lynne-tea

Congratulations on the 100th tasting note! How exciting =)

Invader Zim

Thank you everyone!

SimpliciTEA, the new package I got today is from Verdant, I got Shang’s tea package yesterday!

The husband doesn’t share tea enthusiasm at all. I have him try some and he’ll just stares at me and shrug his shoulders after swishing it in his mouth.

Bonnie

Happy 100!!!!

DaisyChubb

Yay happy 100 indeed!

LiberTEAS

@Invader Zim: be glad that he takes a sip at all. My husband rarely even does that. One time, he emphasized his point that HE DOES NOT LIKE TEA by taking a sip and promptly going to the bathroom to vomit.

Ah well, I’m ok with that, because, all this tea in this house… all of it, it’s MINE! He can’t have it. My precious. MINE!

ashmanra

Happy 100, IZ!

SimpliciTEA

Silly men! : }

Bonnie

LIBERTEAS crackin up! Reminds me of the uglies! My ex -husband was so mean that he wouldn’t have ALLOWED me to even HAVE tea in the house girl! If it wasn’t about him …it wasn’t!

Invader Zim

LiberTEAS: your husband seems to take it a little too far, but yes more us! and I love you precious analogy!

SimpliciTEA…you are a man aren’t you?!

Bonnie: I apologize if i offend you, but it sounds like there’s god reason he’s an ex.

SimpliciTEA

Invader Zim You bet I am, and I have no problem with poking fun at my own sex. : )

CHAroma

Hahahahahaa! “close friends with the restroom” LOL!! So funny! Congratulations on your 100th tasting note too! I always enjoy your posts, so keep ’em coming! :)

Invader Zim

Thank you CHAroma, it’s always nice to know that they are being enjoyed!

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Scatterbrain

I’m right behind you!

LiberTEAS

Congrats on 100 tasting notes. I do really like Shang Tea, they have some of the best white teas I’ve encountered.

SimpliciTEA

So that’s who you got your new package from: Shang Tea. I’m glad you’re enjoying the teas. I vaguely remember reading some good things about them, as a company at least (Although I don’t remember seeing a company review written about them in under the ‘online’ Places).

Sad to hear your husband doesn’t seem to share in your enthusiasm about tea. :(

Congratulations on the 100th tasting note!

Lynne-tea

Congratulations on the 100th tasting note! How exciting =)

Invader Zim

Thank you everyone!

SimpliciTEA, the new package I got today is from Verdant, I got Shang’s tea package yesterday!

The husband doesn’t share tea enthusiasm at all. I have him try some and he’ll just stares at me and shrug his shoulders after swishing it in his mouth.

Bonnie

Happy 100!!!!

DaisyChubb

Yay happy 100 indeed!

LiberTEAS

@Invader Zim: be glad that he takes a sip at all. My husband rarely even does that. One time, he emphasized his point that HE DOES NOT LIKE TEA by taking a sip and promptly going to the bathroom to vomit.

Ah well, I’m ok with that, because, all this tea in this house… all of it, it’s MINE! He can’t have it. My precious. MINE!

ashmanra

Happy 100, IZ!

SimpliciTEA

Silly men! : }

Bonnie

LIBERTEAS crackin up! Reminds me of the uglies! My ex -husband was so mean that he wouldn’t have ALLOWED me to even HAVE tea in the house girl! If it wasn’t about him …it wasn’t!

Invader Zim

LiberTEAS: your husband seems to take it a little too far, but yes more us! and I love you precious analogy!

SimpliciTEA…you are a man aren’t you?!

Bonnie: I apologize if i offend you, but it sounds like there’s god reason he’s an ex.

SimpliciTEA

Invader Zim You bet I am, and I have no problem with poking fun at my own sex. : )

CHAroma

Hahahahahaa! “close friends with the restroom” LOL!! So funny! Congratulations on your 100th tasting note too! I always enjoy your posts, so keep ’em coming! :)

Invader Zim

Thank you CHAroma, it’s always nice to know that they are being enjoyed!

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I’m an avid tea drinker, it’s what I drink all day and why I’m here. I don’t sweeten my teas except for the occasional iced tea or cold-brewed tea. I typically brew my teas with a brew basket in a 12 oz cup. If I brew another way I will always note it.

Dislikes: black teas, milk flavored oolongs, hibiscus, red rooibos, licorice, dessert teas, mate, guayusa.

Loves: straight teas, especially Chinese green teas, sencha, jasmine, dan congs, mint, coconut.

My ratings are based mostly on the smiley faces. If a tea is of good quality but not to my taste preference I try not to rate it because I think that is unfair.

I drink a lot of the same teas and will not record every time I drink them. I log them the first time I try them and then again if I did something different and/or got different results.

I also try to keep my cupboard updated to what I actually have for those that wish to swap, although some of them are merely samples.

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