My first Tieguanyin, got it as a sample from my first Verdant Tea order and I guess that the best partof it is that I just learned a lesson. Like Martinis, expensive teas must be an acquired taste… and one that I have yet to acquire. I read reviewers raving about flowers and honey or bananas and creams. To me it tastes like hay tea, and I dont mean any disrespect for anyone, I am sure that those comments come from highly experienced and respected tea connoisseurs, and Verdant Tea is a respected company, so I am sure its just me… and since this is my own tasting note, I have to say it as I see it, or better said, as I taste it, and this is simply not my cup of tea. Lesson learned, not to order expensive teas before I do taste a sample. And then, remember to retaste as my tastebuds are trained!