I'm highly critical of people describing teas as tasting like things such as pastries, but this winter Shan Lin Xi walks the walk. I think someone else described it in an earlier review as feeling like "the Rolls Royce of tea" and I'm inclined to agree. The flavor reminds me of a flaky pastry with almond paste. It's super luxurious and feels like a real treat. It's absolutely delicious and has a pleasant, relatively long-lasting aftertaste.
The tea is totally great, one of my favorites, 5 stars.
The only flaw was the little stone I found in it.
Slipped through the quality control I guess ^-^
This is the latest batch and continuously draws favourable comments from tea friends.
It’s smooth and fragrant combining excellent brewing every time.
It is a beautiful tea which is wonderfully fragrant with a lovely satisfying after taste and leaves you wanting more.
It is one of my all time favourites and will be on my shopping list once the next crop is in stock.
A very solid Shan Lin Xi that has great taste each brewing, and still has plenty of flavor through the fourth brew. Love the teas fragrance and floral notes that really hit the spot
Lovely floral high mountain taste with slightly sweet and creamy overtones. Can see why some have described it as 'pastry', getting hint of shortbread biscuit and perhaps some light almond notes in there as well. Lovely lingering aftertaste.