2304 Tasting Notes
I believe this is the last of the mini tins I got from Silk Road in Victoria. Boo Hoo – well it has been fun trying them anyway!
Now this tea is very interesting, I am getting lots of lychee and only a faint mango element. Also there is something a bit bitter about this tea, I wonder if it could be the jasmine. Or perhaps I need to try steeping it at a slightly lower temp next time. I’m not the biggest fan of jasmine anyway but this is an elegant summer choice. I bet this would be really good iced as well though I’m drinking it hot. Tropical fruit and flowers – someone should totally bottle this and make it into a shower gel. :)
By the way the Silk Road in Victoria has the most beautiful store and there is also a SPA there which I did not go to. I’d recommend checking it out if you’re ever in the area.
It’s hard to feel too summery here when it’s been so foggy out!
Tea of the afternoon here, I got a mini tin of this when I was in Victoria earlier in July. It’s funny when I went to go search on the tea name in the database I couldn’t find it at first. hmm. I’m glad I didn’t add it!
This is a nice afternoon tea, perhaps a bit perfumey. It is quite strong in the vanilla and I’m getting a bit of peach and citrus, I just wish this element was a it stronger. Also Silk Road seems to like lavender in a lot of their blends, which I don’t mind but it can be a bit soapy. This was okay but not something I’d go out of my way to find again. I seem to remember they had samples of this in their store as an iced tea, I’d like to try it that way sometime.
Backlogging – it’s been a while since I’ve had this tea but yesterday I was just in the mood for it somehow. I was really into lapsang blends for a while but I got out of the habit of drinking them. This is nice in that it’s not a straight lapsang but you definitely get a lot of smoke. Smoky teas are nice for the foggy summer weather we’ve been having so much of lately in SF.
If they really drink lapsang in Scotland maybe it’s to keep the cold weather away, or maybe it’s because of the similarities to whiskey…
Backlogging – I made an iced tea with this yesterday and I quite enjoyed it as my after dinner drink. :) The lemon ginger combo here makes it good with food and i was glad to find it’s just as good cold as it is hot. I might need to keep this in my fridge more in the future…
Tea of the morning here, the last time I drank this I didn’t like it after steeping at 4 minutes but it is definitely better after steeping for 3 minutes so I am going to raise the rating a bit. I think this tea is good with soymilk but I didn’t need to add sugar. The Ceylon smooths out the Assam quite a lot but I still get a bit of maltiness. A good, basic black tea.
Hmm. this was an impulse buy for sure, seeing as how I don’t really like Earl grey much. I was at the Bi-Rite supermarket after dinner and thought this would make a nice evening tea when I got sick of tisanes. There have been a few bergamot blends I have liked over the years but I don’t think this will be one of them.
Unfortunately decaf blck teas are kind of low on flavor in general and this is pretty weak. the bergamot is strong but also very overpowering, bitter and drying in the mouth. It was much improved after adding about 1/2 tsp of coconut sugar and some soymilk.
After reading the other tasting note on here I will try steeping mine for only 1 minute next time and see how that improves things. Oh well, at least I didn’t spend a lot of money on it.
I decided to get this tea recently when I ordered some stuff from amazon.com. They ended up shipping it in a box all by itself – I can’t believe that makes sense but maybe it comes from a different warehouse than the rest of my order.
Anyway, I tend to like apple flavored teas and I thought this might make a good dessert tea. It’s a mix of assam, rooibos and spices. I’m really glad this blend doesn’t have stevia in it. It reminds me a bit of an apple pie which is nice and the ingredients are all natural which is good. This is an easy one to sip on plain as well. I get a lot of cinnamon apple flavor. It’s pretty tasty considering the price I paid for it which wasn’t much.
This was another mini tea tin I picked up at the Silk Road in Victoria. The name has such promise and a chocolate and vanilla tea sounds great, doesn’t it?
I had some problems getting the lid off the tin and had to enlist the help of a guy in my office who pried it off with a screwdriver.
Sadly all of the hype and the effort did not make this tea palatable. I barely taste any chocolate and there’s a slightly medicinal taste to this I can’t quite explain, it reminds me a bit of bitter orange. Overall this is pretty yucky but I’ll manage to finish off the cup, not sure I can make myself drink any more of this. Into the compost it goes :-/