The beautiful deep-red color of Chinese black teas never fails to amaze me. And such was the case with this one as well. Smells like some gorgeous orange candy, perhaps orange/tangerine marmalade. The sweetness and bitterness of the flavors are well balanced. It tastes really creamy. I also definitely get the blossom part – it actually reminds me of thepuriTea’s Jasmine Golden Yunnan, although the flowery impact is not as strong here. At first it is uncertain if the blossom is really a tangerine one, until it cools – then the citrusy notes definitely start to appear.
I really like it! I don’t think I’ve ever even been to Shang Tea website, but I am definitely gonna do so now to see what else they have.
EDIT: Woah, guys, help me. The description here is so confusing claiming this is a fermented white tea (???). It sure says “red tea” on the original Shang Tea package I have! :D