Shangrila from Tea Licious

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Tea Licious

Tea Description:

Green Mao Feng, safflowers, marigold, passion fruit and peach.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is so yummy!

When I first saw the leaves in the package, I thought that this might be a white tea, as the leaves look soft and fluffy like a silver needle tea.  And the flavor is light and crisp … but not quite as delicate as a white tea.  This definitely has that vegetative taste that one experiences from green tea.

And that is a good thing, in my opinion, because I love how the vegetal notes marry with the flavors of peach and passion fruit.  I’m sure that these flavors would have been excellent with a silver needle tea as well, but, I’m loving this just the way it is.

The green tea has adds a freshness and a light sweetness to the cup, accenting the sweetness of the fruit.  The passion fruit and peach notes work very well together, and they bring a deliciously juicy flavor to this.

Since it has been so cold lately (we are just starting to get some hints at warm weather … it was actually SUNNY today!), I chose to drink this hot – and it was tasty – but I think it would be even more fabulous iced!

Yet another winner in the impressive collection of teas from Tea Licious!


Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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