Shanghai Orchid

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Floral, Fruity, Soap
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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 25 oz / 750 ml

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  • “Giving this another try using QuiltGuppy’s temp and time (93 rating, worth a try, right)? As an aside, I’m reading a collection of Alice Munro short stories which were assigned reading for my...” Read full tasting note
  • “It’s been a while since I had this tea, but I purchased more from Teavana today and figured I would use up what I had left (which wasn’t much). I don’t know why I stopped drinking this – it’s so...” Read full tasting note
  • “Tea #13 from Traveling Tea Box C Every once in a while, I feel like Teavana just nails something. This is that something to me. It’s definitely perfumey and very floral. The floral is more delicate...” Read full tasting note
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An exotic union of floral and fruit, Shanghai Orchid’s exquisite fragrance transports you to a meditation garden in full bloom. Summoning the harmonious blend of two souls intertwined, the enchantingly spiritual blossoms and delicate fruits conquer all in one sweet sip as this white tea sings top notes of orchid, melon and citrus. Love, meet your proverbial match. SUPERFRUIT ENHANCED

Fragrant floral infusion with soft citrus and melon undertones

How to Prepare:
Use 1.5 teaspoons of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 175 degrees (79 degrees Celsius) and steep for 2 minutes. For stronger flavor, use more tea leaves. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.

Ingredients:White tea, rosehip peels, apple pieces, candied melon pieces (melon, sugar, citric acid), papaya bits, hibiscus flowers, lemon myrtle, flavoring (orchid, lily of the valley), cornflower petals

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36 Tasting Notes

3 tasting notes

Another favorite white tea! I like white teas in general since the flavor of the tea complements the fruit added inside so well. It’s fun to brew this and pretend like you are actually having tea time in Shanghai. This is one of those teas that I would only drink hot not cold.

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18 tasting notes

This is a lovely light floral tea, with gorgeous notes of blossom and melon. I’m very fond of it, but I find it a bit insubstantial on its own, and I love it best when blended 50/50 with Teavana’s Peach Tranquility which accentuates its mellow nature but gives it added depth, sweetness and complexity.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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4 tasting notes

I grew up with the smell of orchids in my house and this tea does not disappoint. In fact, it reminds me more of potpourri than tea. I love jasmine and orchids so I thought that orchid would be an excellent floral tea for me, but I’m just not feeling it. The fragrance is accurate but there’s something about it that does not sit well for me. I thought it would be perfect after growing up with an orchid person but I was wrong. I’ll keep trying it and experimenting. Hopefully it’s me and not the tea :P

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105 tasting notes

A really good choice for a floral and fruity tea. A relaxing drink, but getting the amount/temperature/steeptime right is tricky. When you do hit the right combo it is incredible.

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358 tasting notes

Turned out this is not my cuppa. Smells strongly perfume-y floral, the taste is sort of weak and can not feel the tea.

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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6 tasting notes

Shanghai Orchid by Teavana is a fruity floral white tea blend. Unfortunately a terrible one! Sorry Teavana! It feels like drinking a bottle of bitter perfume. Thumbs down for this one I’m afraid!

Flavors: Floral, Fruity

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp
Hayden Lawrence

Can you tell me benifits of black tea?

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4 tasting notes

I bought a bit of this a while back and I tried it using different methods. I’ve tried changing the temperature, using more tea, using less, and nothing I do can make this taste anything less like a fresh bar of soap. I’ve simply been blending it into other teas to make it bearable and get rid of it. I generally like a sweet, floral tea but this one just isn’t for me.

Flavors: Soap

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84 tasting notes

Sarah – good to blend with Rooibos Tropica. Too floral alone. Rating: 75

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2148 tasting notes

This was a Christmas gift from my neighbor this year and I was impressed that she remembered that I love floral teas. I hadn’t heard of Teavana before, but then again, I generally avoid the mall like the plague.

I really wanted to like this, in theory I should have loved it, it’s a floral white tea which is my favorite. I’m really glad I didn’t open this immediately to smell it, because my husband says the look on my face was priceless. This smells like potpourri and you completely lose the taste of anything but the orchid.

I really tried with this one. I played with temperature, time, and sweeteners, but I just couldn’t make this one work for me. My next step is blending it with something else, so if any one has any suggestions I’d love to hear them. Otherwise, I have a feeling that I’ll be making sachets filled with this to put in my hope chest, at least it will make the blankets smell good.

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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5 tasting notes

Very flowery tea. Smells amazing, tastes the way it smells when prepared correctly. Get a couple of steeps out of this one and both are great. It’s a shame it’s been discontinued.

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