This is a really lovely cup of tea. While most green teas tend to have a “buttery” sort of flavor to accent the “veggie” taste, I find that the vegetative notes here are less “buttery” and taste as though they’ve been accented with a squeeze of lemon. There is a distinct citrus-y note to these, and it lingers into the aftertaste.

The flavor develops after a few moments of cooling. I found my first two sips to be kind of delicate in taste, but, the tea was still quite hot at that point, as I had just poured the cup. But after a couple of moments, the tea began to come to life. I taste vegetative notes, citrus and nutty tones.

A really good tea – the first that I’ve tried from Shan Valley, but certainly not the last.

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:

I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.


The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:


I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.


My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!


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