Amazingly, this White tea brews out into the aroma of a Nepal tippy golden Black. I suppose it’s not all that surprising though considering it’s the exact same tea (grown in the Himalayas between 1,200 and 2,100 meters), just manufactured differently. The aroma of birch and thorny forest awaken the senses to this unique White experience.
Similarly, Shangri Lade offers a unique taste experience among other Whites. When tasted a feathery, tippy curl delights the taste buds and the spirit.
However, i was a little disappointed in Shangri Lade’s odd lack of grit considering its content. As Shangri Lade’s leaves aren’t as unfurled in loose leaf as most Whites, it stands to reason less woodiness would find its way into the tea’s makeup. It does seem odd though that a tea as floral wouldn’t have much in the way of free floating particulates. But then, Shangri Lade isn’t a first flush.
In reality though, probably the most interesting thing about Shangri Lade is that I have no idea where Lisa acquired this for her shop. It’s basically stumped my tea research skills. Way to be. ;)
TeaHaus would like you to know that Shangri Lade has a plushy, silver leaf colored by the anthracite of the mountain it hails from. ^^ Alllll right then.
- Aroma – 91
- Taste – 89
- Texture – 76
- Spunk – 96
- Price – 86
- Availability – 83
- Appearance – 90
Mean score – 87%