Got this at the same time as the Wild Garden Shan Lin Xi.

This is a backlog, though in real time, I’m thinking about brewing some up. I actually had more mixed feelings about this one.

The notes are vivid, and like most of the teas I buy, it’s of the aromatic variety. Pears, magnolia, heavy honey, chrysanthemum, wood, sticks…it’s all there. The tea is so honey note heavy and sweet that it has some similarities to red oolongs and the Dong Feng Mei Ren that the company described. It bordered on malty, kinda like buckwheat honey. Tasty, and viscous, but heavy, even for me.

I’ve personally found that I go through moods with the honeyed styled teas, especially Dong Feng Mei Ren. I have to be in the mood for woodsy. I felt like I was sucking honey on a stick in spring with this one.

With all that said, it’s very good and highly recommend it to anyone, but I personally needed to lighten up to quicker medium 20-30 sec steeps gong fu. Western was a little too heavy and gave me a little more issues. I wish I added this one to Leafhoppers package. Darn.

I’m still figuring this one out. I like it and think it’s high quality, but I’m not sure who I’d recommend it to. It is pretty steep with the price. For now, it’s an enjoyed and new experience. I currently enjoy the wild garden version a lot more, but this one is good, and I still highly recommend Wang Family Tea.

Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Fruity, Honey, Malt, Mango, Pear, Sweet, Wet Wood

Leafhopper

LOL, I kind of wish you’d added it to my package, too! (Thanks for including their Dong Fang Mei Ren.) I was drooling over their Shan Lin Xi oolongs a while ago, but their shipping to Canada is steep, especially for a company located in Taiwan.

Daylon R Thomas

Their Shan Lin Xi is one of my top favorites right now. It’s becoming a go to morning tea before I run out of it.

Leafhopper

Maybe I’ll have to make my yearly splurge order for spring high mountain oolongs with this company. Have any Canadians ordered from them? If I remember rightly, their shipping is $20 to Canada and $8 to the U.S.

Leafhopper

Yeah, that’s what I thought. I might try contacting them to see if they can provide a lower rate by shipping from their Taiwanese warehouse, as they might be calculating the cost to ship from their U.S. store.

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Leafhopper

LOL, I kind of wish you’d added it to my package, too! (Thanks for including their Dong Fang Mei Ren.) I was drooling over their Shan Lin Xi oolongs a while ago, but their shipping to Canada is steep, especially for a company located in Taiwan.

Daylon R Thomas

Their Shan Lin Xi is one of my top favorites right now. It’s becoming a go to morning tea before I run out of it.

Leafhopper

Maybe I’ll have to make my yearly splurge order for spring high mountain oolongs with this company. Have any Canadians ordered from them? If I remember rightly, their shipping is $20 to Canada and $8 to the U.S.

Leafhopper

Yeah, that’s what I thought. I might try contacting them to see if they can provide a lower rate by shipping from their Taiwanese warehouse, as they might be calculating the cost to ship from their U.S. store.

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First Off, Current Targets:

Whispering Pines Alice
Grand Crew Teas
Wuyi Origins Jin Jun Mei Sampler
What-Cha Jin Jun Mei
Good Luxurious Work Teas
A good Qilan
Best Sachet Teas

Dislikes: Heavy Tannin, Astringency, Bitterness, or Fake Flavor, Overly herby herbal or aged teas

Picky with: Higher Oxidation Oolongs, Red Oolongs (Some I love, others give me headaches or are almost too sweet), Mint Teas

Currently, my stash is overflowing. Among my favorites are What-Cha’s Lishan Black, Amber Gaba Oolong, Lishan Oolong, Qilan Oolong, White Rhino, Kenya Silver Needle, Tong Mu Lapsang Black (Unsmoked); Whispering Pines Alice, Taiwaneese Assam, Wang’s Shanlinxi, Cuifeng, Dayuling; Beautiful Taiwan Tea Co.“Old Style” Dong Ding, Mandala Milk Oolong

Me:

I am an MSU graduate, and current alternative ed. high school social studies and history teacher. I formerly minored in anthropology, and I love Egyptian and classical history. I love to read, write, draw, paint, sculpt, fence(with a sword), practice calisthenics on rings, lift weights, workout, relax, and drink a cuppa tea…or twenty.

I’ve been drinking green and black teas ever since I was little living in Hawaii. Eastern Asian influence was prominent with my friends and where I grew up, so I’ve been exposed to some tea culture at a young age. I’ve come a long way since I began on steepster and now drink most teas gong fu, especially oolong. Any tea that is naturally creamy, fruity, or sweet without a lot of added flavoring ranks as a must have for me. I also love black teas and dark oolongs with the elusive “cocoa” note. My favorites are lighter Earl Greys, some white teas like What-Cha’s Kenyan offerings, most Hong-Cha’s, darker Darjeelings, almost anything from Nepal, Green Shan Lin Xi’s, and Greener Dong Dings. I’m in the process of trying Alishan’s. I also tend to really enjoy Yunnan Black or Red teas and white teas. I’m pickier with other teas like chamomile, green teas, and Masalas among several.

I used to give ratings, but now I only rate teas that have a strong impression on me. If I really like it, I’ll write it down.

I’ll enjoy a tea almost no matter what, even if the purpose is more medicinal, for it is my truest vice and addiction.

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