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First of all, thanks to threewhales for sharing this tea with me. This is really awesome! I couldn’t believe the smell of the dry tea: very floral and sweet. After pouring water over the leaves, the honey aroma exploded and I seriously stood over my teapot enjoying the aroma for the entire steep time. This tea is a very rich, honey color, but not at all what you would expect from a black tea. My first sip made me think I was dreaming. This tea couldn’t possibly be that delicious, right?

No, actually it is that delicious and perfect. I love this tea. As others have mentioned, this tea is naturally sweet and light. The taste of orchids is present throughout the end of the sip with the honey sweetness taking over at the beginning. I love that there seems to be a texture to this tea, almost biscuit-like yet smooth. This is certainly a treat and I’m looking forward to subsequent infusions.

This tea does remind me of the Honey Orchid Phoenix oolong from Tao of Tea, but this tea from GM is MUCH, MUCH better! Wow, I just can’t believe how delicious this is!

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JacquelineM

I think this needs to be my next tea purchase :) Sounds so good.

Kristen

Can this tea be purchased through Golden moon? I could not find on their website.

LiberTEAS

This is a tea that was part of the Single Leaf Membership.

JacquelineM

Kristen – Here it is!

http://www.goldenmoontea.com/single-leaf-club/honeyorchid.html

You can purchase it in various sizes – not sure which I’ll spring for yet!

Kristen

Cool thanks… I read some other reviews on this and have been wanting to try it! Thanks for posting…I couldn’t find it for sale on the site. :)

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JacquelineM

I think this needs to be my next tea purchase :) Sounds so good.

Kristen

Can this tea be purchased through Golden moon? I could not find on their website.

LiberTEAS

This is a tea that was part of the Single Leaf Membership.

JacquelineM

Kristen – Here it is!

http://www.goldenmoontea.com/single-leaf-club/honeyorchid.html

You can purchase it in various sizes – not sure which I’ll spring for yet!

Kristen

Cool thanks… I read some other reviews on this and have been wanting to try it! Thanks for posting…I couldn’t find it for sale on the site. :)

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Formally known as mrawlins2

I am a former coffee drinker turned tea lover.

Black tea is probably my favorite type of tea, but I rather enjoy most types… I’m even developing a taste for pu-erh.

Rating Scale:
0-10: This tea is either flavorless or just plain undrinkable. I will avoid these teas in the future.

11-20: I was only able to make it through a few sips before pouring the tea out.

21-30: I may have been able to make it through the first cup but the thought of having another has me cringing.

31-40: Teas in this range are not horrible, but nothing I would seek out in the future.

41-60: Would drink if offered, but would not purchase for myself.

61-70: Okay, nothing special

71-80: Enjoyable, but I have to be in the mood for these. Probably would purchase if I found a really great price.

81-90: Pretty good tea, will probably be one of my favorites.

91-95: These teas are really excellent. I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy more of these (just because there are so many teas out there that I haven’t tried), but I would miss this tea.

96-99: Terrific, very impressive.

100: This special rating is reserved for teas that are absolutely perfect in my opinion. I will only give out a rating of 100 to one tea per category (Earl Grey, unflavored black, dessert tea, Irish Breakfast, etc). These are teas that I really want to have around.

Perfect Teas so Far:

Earl Grey: Saint Isaac’s Blend (Russian Earl Grey) from Upton

Dessert Tea: Marco Polo from Mariage Freres

Unflavored Black: Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap

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Texas

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