drank Classic Big Red Robe by Silk Road
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I decided to try another Big Red Robe to compare to Verdant’s Anxi Fo Shou. Wow. Such a difference. The 5 minute steep was amazing. 1 tsp in 2 cups of water. Light, toasty, roasty black tea of deliciousness. Yes! My BFF likes the 7 minute steep better, which is similar to Verdant’s 2 minute steep. So I’m getting this one and she can have the other. Perfect.

Chizakura

Ah there you go, perfect. :D

I’ve never heard of Silk Road Teas before. Do they tend to be pretty good in general?

OMGsrsly

Oh, I really like them. Their teas were basically my introduction to loose tea. I really like Jewel of India, London Fog, Golden Phoenix (Puerh, not dirty tasting at all), Sublime, Sour Cherry, Royal Abkhazi… Umm. Oh, Philosopher’s Brew, Hojicha, Lapsang Souching (if you like them). Heh.

Golden Phoenix is my favourite as I can just leave the leaves in my mug and add water to it all day long.

Amariel

I almost got some of this, but ended up with only the mandarin white pu erh. I might go back and get some at a later date.

OMGsrsly

Oh! I would have given you some if we had both realized. I splashed out for the 40 cup…

Amariel

I think I was also supposed to try a little of something CrowKetlte got too. I think we got all wrapped up in giving swaps…it was a bit like Christmas. :P I might get a cup to go sometime though.

CrowKettle

Oh, I totally forgot about that! I picked up a tiny sample of this too- it was expensive.

OMGsrsly

Whoops! Yeah, that was fun, if a bit chaotic. :)

Amariel

Yep yep!

Amariel

Yeah, I knew I was getting some DAVIDs refills (and I was toying with getting one of those new mugs too) so I was intentionally conservative at Silk Road, but I will go back and get some stuff at some point.

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Chizakura

Ah there you go, perfect. :D

I’ve never heard of Silk Road Teas before. Do they tend to be pretty good in general?

OMGsrsly

Oh, I really like them. Their teas were basically my introduction to loose tea. I really like Jewel of India, London Fog, Golden Phoenix (Puerh, not dirty tasting at all), Sublime, Sour Cherry, Royal Abkhazi… Umm. Oh, Philosopher’s Brew, Hojicha, Lapsang Souching (if you like them). Heh.

Golden Phoenix is my favourite as I can just leave the leaves in my mug and add water to it all day long.

Amariel

I almost got some of this, but ended up with only the mandarin white pu erh. I might go back and get some at a later date.

OMGsrsly

Oh! I would have given you some if we had both realized. I splashed out for the 40 cup…

Amariel

I think I was also supposed to try a little of something CrowKetlte got too. I think we got all wrapped up in giving swaps…it was a bit like Christmas. :P I might get a cup to go sometime though.

CrowKettle

Oh, I totally forgot about that! I picked up a tiny sample of this too- it was expensive.

OMGsrsly

Whoops! Yeah, that was fun, if a bit chaotic. :)

Amariel

Yep yep!

Amariel

Yeah, I knew I was getting some DAVIDs refills (and I was toying with getting one of those new mugs too) so I was intentionally conservative at Silk Road, but I will go back and get some stuff at some point.

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Black teas are my favourite, although I do drink the occasional green tea. I am exploring herbal and fruity teas for summer icing and winter evenings, and oolong and pu erh are new and exciting… although I do not like a tea that tastes mostly of seaweed.

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