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A tart and fruity blend. I tried it iced with white grape juice and it was nice made with juice. I’m not sure I would enjoy it hot because of the hibiscus, but it isn’t too bad cold. It made a nice refreshing drink that I could see myself enjoying by the pool side.
Flavors: Flowers, Fruit Punch, Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Tart
I really like the spice combination in this. Lots of interesting herbal notes. I taste citrus (lemon grass and maybe catnip or lemon mint?), a medium intensity mint, and something floral. Very nice hot and cold.
Flavors: Citrus, Floral, Herbs, Lemongrass, Mint, Peppermint, Spices
I found this tea underwhelming, to be honest. I almost bought a tin of it last time I went to Silk Road because the loose leaf smells so good, and now I’m not sure I will ever go back for it.
I bought a cup of Silk Road’s Sour Cherry green tea because I needed some tea before my flight and I knew I would be stuck at the airport for a while. They used a lot of leaves in my tea bag, at least 3 teaspoons, which quickly expanded to 6 teaspoons after a few minutes of steeping. The leaves were mostly large pieces of a medium green colour. After about 3 minutes of steeping, the tea was a light yellow and tasted very faint, so I let it steep for another 3 minutes. The liquid was now a more attractive amber colour and smells like green tea and cherries. Unfortunately, the flavour was lacking. To my disappointment I could taste very little cherry, and I dislike the tangy and astringent aftertaste. However, under all that, there was a pleasant green tea flavour. If you are someone who does not mind astringent tea, you will enjoy this tea strong. Otherwise, I would not recommend this tea.
Flavors: Astringent, Green, Tannic
I wish this tea had a bit more chocolate flavour, but it is still one of my favourite chocolate mint teas. It is very nice plain or with light sweetener and goes well with milk. In the summer I make it iced with honey. The best part about it is that you can re-steep it 4-6 times without losing any flavour.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Lemon, Mint, Peppermint
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Flavors: Floral, Fruity, Lychee, Sweet, Tangy
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Flavors: Green, Herbaceous, Lemon, Lemongrass, Salty, Seaweed
I tried this over at a friend’s house last month and it was amazing! It is a typical “Vanilla Earl Grey” but with less bergamot and more of a rounded, malty black tea flavour. Next time I am at Silk road I’m going to pick up some of this to make London Fogs out of. It is soooo good with milk/
Flavors: Bergamot, Creamy, Malt, Milk, Vanilla
This chai can be very spicy, so it makes a great morning tea (hence the name “cosmic consciousness”). It isn’t the same as most chais because it has more ginger and cardamon, which makes it unique. It is one of my favourite teas from Silk road because I love the combination of spices they use. It can be re-steeped several times and is also good iced or with sweetener.
Flavors: Anise, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Ginger, Spices, Spicy
Never oversteeps. Using boiling water will burn the leaves and make it taste bad, use cooler water and steep longer. I taste spearmint and also some floral notes like lavender and something that tastes like a lemon or citrus scented flower. This is amazing hot or cold. A local restaurant even makes Angel water flavoured ice cream (have not tried it.) I can understand why it is so popular, I think the sweet spearmint goes really well with the herbs and flower petals. I’ve had not-so-great cups of this flavour before, so I’m thinking the water temperature is important.
Flavors: Floral, Herbs, Lavender, Medicinal, Spearmint, Sweet
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Flavors: Floral, Herbaceous, Mint, Rose
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Flavors: Green, Mint, Salty, Seaweed
Not a bad tea, though on it’s own I find it a little plain. I enjoy it very much in a tea-latte style with steamed milk, and a bit of vanilla and chocolate syrup; makes it taste like a red velvet cupcake! :) overall quite tasty
Flavors: Earth, Sugar, Sweet, Vanilla
Quite a good tea, though I find it gets a little too strong for me quite quickly. I don’t much enjoy it hot but it makes a great iced tea with a little bit of sugar; it’s a lot less sour and it really brings out the spiced undertones. :)
Flavors: Floral, Hibiscus, Lemongrass, Sour, Spicy
The aroma dried is not unlike those fuzzy peach candies (love those things!!). Sure it’s a bit sweet and artificial smelling to the nose, but brewed up it’s a much more balanced aroma and flavour. The earthiness of the black Ceylon mixes quite nicely with the fruity peach and citrus flavours. Silk Road has great quality teas and this one is even organic. It’s the second time I’ve purchased it – had no trouble going through my last tin. It has a nice summer feel to it that is a great start to my Saturday here at work. I’ve found 4 minutes is about the right brew time – much longer and some bitterness starts to come through.
Flavors: Citrus, Earth, Peach
After cleaning out my tea cupboard I realized one of the reasons for my tea hiatus this last year; I have 80 some specimens and only three of them are green oolong. It’s full of puerh, black tea, and flavoured greens. That’s just not right, but at least there’s now true motivation to drink down all the teas.
This is a nice Earl Grey that would be run-of-the-mill if not for the Vanilla. It’s an “ice cream with waffle cone” level of vanilla indulgence.
Flavors: Bergamot, Vanilla
My first experience with this tea was probably 7 years ago, by now. At the time, I was working at a local gift store, and they would often hire international students to practice their English. We often had Japanese students as that was one of the colleges the shop partnered with, and plus, we get tons of Japanese tourists. So win win for all. Anyways, the first of these students I worked with, right when I started, was a sweet girl named Yuka. We only worked a short time together, but when she left, she gave me a mini tin of this tea. And while I was a tea fan way back then, and before that, brewing green tea at home was never my strong suit. I was fortunate to have some green teas that were very forgiving, though genmai cha was a favourite, and I drank that the most (and it was fairly forgiving). When I made this tea, I wanted to love it. I wanted to enjoy it, but I didn’t. I can’t remember truly what I disliked about this tea back then, but it was probably that it was bitter, and thus (retrospectively) user error. I seem to think that the cherry flavour was not that prominent either. Whatever it was, it kept me away from buying it for a LONG time. Til today, in fact. I was talking with one of the girls at the shop and she did confirm that it can be a finicky tea, and overbrew very easily. She suggested no more than 2 minutes to steep. I smelled it in the tin, that was filled to the brim. Ahhh, sooo good! I just had to try it again, and hope that with my gained skills and experience over the years, but more importantly, my variable temp kettle and kitchen timer, would give me success this time.
So, I decided to make this (from the 5 new green teas I got today) when I got home. I chose this one because I had my first wheatgrass shot, and anticipated it being awful (it was) I had a chaser prepared. My chaser was pomegranate juice. Then this tea. I set the temp on my kettle to 180F (it only measures in F) though it might have cooled off a little more as it took a few minutes before I actually poured the water into my mug and infuser. I let it steep for 2 minutes, and added a little bit of organic cane sugar. Oh sweet cherry! Though the sourness is just at the back of my throat after I sip. I found it got fruitier after it cooled a little more. This one seems like it will cold brew well. Looking forward to warmer weather to do that.
So, I am very glad I decided to try this one again. I am sure I will enjoy the rest of my mini tin…though I know a few people who will likely be getting some in their next tea box from me. :)
Flavors: Cherry, Pleasantly Sour
okay right okay so basically I impulse bought this cause .. giant leaves? How could I resist? Now I have no idea why they’re giant leaves, it says they’re from wild bushes which is weird cause i was gonna suggest.. gmo.. (they’re like 3 inches long!) but anyways. The package says 1 leaf to 4 cups of tea and can be resteeped, theres no time or temperature .. even on the website, so I figured i’d try starting out with sort of a basic green tea kind of steeping.
I put a leaf into my perfectea maker, and steeped for like 45 seconds, and it was basically flavourless which took me by suprise because everyone at Silk Road had told me how potent the tea was. at this point i just put the tea from my mug back into the perfectea maker, steeped for maybe 2 more minutes and there was still very little flavour.. except.. There’s a lot of astringency. So I’m thinking this might actually be how this weird giant leaf thing is supposed to be.
Basically it’s got a bit of honey flavour and sweetness, with a lot of astringency, but I think I need to stop thinking of it as a green tea, I think this type of leaf should have its own classification .. “Giant tea” gets my vote.
You know what else it has though, is that empty flavour of a tea too far steeped.. right from the start (I’ve been getting a lot of this today)
So much astringency.
But yeah I dont really know, there’s some other stuff going on with a different leaf I brewed. There’s all the other stuff I mentioned but somehow it’s .. thicker I guess. I only steeped for like a minute. The one leaf was sort of two leaves I think, so yeah it was more flavourful which makes sense. Maybe it’s growing on me but I’m starting to really enjoy it. No rating because I really have nothing to compare this to.