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The roommate and I mixed this into our vanilla ice cream tonight. So good. This batch is grassy-sweet, and almost buttery.
I made quite a large silk road order recently and this is the first tea from that order that I tried. I was excited about the berries in this blend as Silk Road doesn’t have any other berry blends.
I found that this tasted a lot like David’s superberry but without the chalkiness. I couldn’t really pick out any particular berries, it kind of tasted like berry flavoured chewable vitamins. Not a bad tasting tea, but I was definitely disappointed. Maybe there is just too many berry flavours in here, it probably would have been better with just two or three flavours. I will definitely give this another chance, but so far, this is headed for the travelling tea box.
quick tasting notes on tonight’s stuff before i try to get to bed. Long day tomorrow and i’m up way later than i wanted to be. I had this first thing as a latte and it was the perfect start to my day. I am loving it! still haven’t tried it straight lol
I’m having a lovely latte cup of this tea this morning while i try to get going. I had a hugely long day of work yesterday, followed by a distinct lack of sleep (i’ve been up for 4 hours) – an overall crappy day in which i was clearly affected by something given my inability to let things slide – which i’m normally pretty good at. So today, i’m taking it easy and trying to still do work, but from home, in my pj’s while drinking tea.
I missed out on all cyber monday purchases yesterday because of work but i did get a lovely card in the mail from grace, which helped improve my day a bunch. It also occurred to me last night that you guys all rock my socks. I really do love the sense of community we have going on here and the inclination that a huge number of people have to just be awesome. The sharing, the conversation – everything just makes my days a little sunshinier for having the steepster folks around :) So I’ll raise a cup of tea this morning in your honor and be thankful for the comraderie that is abundant here on steepster, that keeps me going some day.
Thank you all for just being awesome. keep it up!
(oh and the tea? it’s a lovely cup of delicious vanilla warmth)
From the Great Canadian TTB.
This one is creamy/milky, smooth green tea. There are subtle cherry notes. Not quite what I would consider sour cherry but also not overly sweet. Not the Sakura Cherry taste that I am used to. Reminds me of cherry flavoured ice cream or a cherry cheesecake. Quite good in my opinion.
This has a lot of lemongrass in it, so I wouldn’t call it so much a lime tea, as a lemon-lime tea.
I do enjoy this one, although I prefer the cherry. This one is really nice iced in the summer. Too bad it looks like I forgot I had it all summer!
another day…another dollar for black friday spending on tea…not a whole lot i want. Long story short since it’s way past bed time, i had this – latte style because it makes me happy :) I am thoroughly enjoying not fussing with sample sipdowns or finishing off teas…because this is my weekend to drink what i want! haha not that i hate sample sipdowns but i’ve decreased my cupboard a bunch over the past while and work stress = tea is my go too small quiet moments during the day where i can zone out, take a deep breath and stop. for. just. one. sip.
Another green tea tonight. I always forget to reach for my green teas, and it’s sad because they’re the ones that need to be enjoyed right away. My goal is to drink 1-2 green teas a night when I’m home, to give them some extra love.
Tonight, this one is delicious. Sour, definitely. Cherry, so good. I added a small piece of rock sugar to bring out the flavour more, and it’s delicious this way. It’s a little like sour candies, except it’s not candy… :) The green tea base is pretty nice as well. It’s fairly green (lovely description there, self) but there’s not too much vegetable or grass or seaweed taste. Just enough so I know it’s a green tea.
I took a 5 min break today to finally get around to trying this tea. I particularly like vanilla teas as lattes, so i opted for that as my first go around with the tea. I am a fan! I’ll write a better review once i have it straight, but as a latte, i am great with this one! Now i just need to get around to comparing it to the vanilla tea from tao leaf tea in my cupboard heh
From the Great Canadian TTB.
This one is pretty good. It is not as good as Silk Roads lychee fruit that I just had but it is still very well done. The dry tea smells like vanilla beans but it is not overpowering.
The brewed tea has a very light vanilla smell. I actually wondered if it would taste like anything based on the smell. The tea tastes quite good. The Ceylon base is smooth, not too stringent, although it is slightly drying. However I think this works well with the vanilla notes. The vanilla is calm, smooth with no bite, it adds creamy notes to the tea. I bet this one would be great as a latte.
From the Great Canadian TTB.
It is so hard to find a GOOD lychee tea. There are some good ones out there but a lot of them are very perfumey. And a lot of them are not specifically a black tea.
This one smells delicious. It is quite authentic lychee smelling with a bit of floral smell, but not perfumey at all.
The brewed tea is delicious. The black tea is light to moderately bold. It is smooth. There is a very light lychee flavours that just pokes out over the black tea. Again, to me it tastes quite natural lychee. There is a bit of fruity floral taste that mixes well with the tea. No perfume, no chemical, no astringency, no artificial tastes. Just deliciousness!
There are a few other blends from Silk Road in the TTB and I am excited to try them. Fingers crossed they are all was good as this one.
Sipdown! And a yummy one too. It’s so calming and comforting, for a straight tea. I did sweeten with raw cane sugar. I’m still sick, but I think my buds are trying to come back.
I opted for this one more for the sipdown aspect…I wasn’t expecting to taste much, but I admit I’m surprised at how much taste I am getting.
Yum! This mug is almost gone already. :)
This tea is what I would describe as bright. It has a lovely, clean juicy citrus scent. When steeped the green tea is mellow and the lemon and lime tastes are in perfect proportion. The lemongrass adds a nice lemony soft taste to the bunch, you can taste all the flavours at once in this tea. Not too much or too little, just right. If you want to try a citrus green tea that is not too bland and not too tart try this!
I really enjoy a good cup of Gen Mai Cha tea. If you like the green tea they serve at Japanese restaurants you will enjoy this. I agree with thewaterbird’s review that this tea is actually better than a lot of the teas they serve in some restaurants. The subtle sweetness and toastiness from the rice are a perfect pairing. A very comforting cup that lends itself well either with food or on it’s own. Morning or evening and any other time of day I find myself reaching for this often. Silk Road did a good job with this one.
Started the day off with this one. Finished off my sample from Sil. I had a little extra so I dumped it all in. I think I prefer it overleafed. With cream and honey. Good strong cup to start the day. Thanks Sil!
Why am I awake so early on a Saturday morning? …yawn…
Because Tony & his best friend Deer Hunter Dan are going to Cabela’s.
It’s bow hunting season, & Dan decided his 20 year old bow needs to be replaced. I was gonna loll around in bed alone, but I figured I might as well get up, work on my nanowrimo novel for a couple hours, treat myself to brekkie, & then I have a client coming at 2:00 to plan a wedding.
So I’m sitting here, bleary eyed, yawning, with bed-head, and the final cup of this tea, Sil’s contribution to the BBBB. It’s bold, with an almost coffee-like bass note. It is also fairly astringent, & this morning I can almost hear a trumpet playing revely in the frozen campground of my mind. I can also feel the caffeine rising in my bloodstream. Sipdown! I’d like to get down to 200 teas by the end of the weekend.
This is on the milder end of the spectrum as far as smokiness goes. I was struck by how balanced the cup was. The sweet, almost wine-like, taste of the fermentation is present and there is a slight smokiness particularly as the cup cools. The taste did not diminish or flatten much in the second or third steepings.
I generally reserve Lapsangs for special occasions when I literally need some fire in my belly, but this one provides a nuanced cup that will find it’s way into the rotation more often.
Sipdown, 139. Thanks to Sil for this sample. The history behind this one is pretty cool so I am interested to try it.
I have read tasting notes on this one that say it is “bold” and a little rough around the edges. I would imagine that is what you need when exploring the antarctic. I knew I would likely prefer this one with milk and sugar, but I didn’t want to try this one only with milk and sugar. So I brewed it two ways: one straight, and one with additions.
I also brewed it a bit cooler. Straight it’s not as rough as I thought it would be, but it does have a hint of bitterness/astringency around the edges. With additions, it’s a reasonable black tea but nothing that really jumps out at me. I mean, I guess that’s what it is, a sturdy black tea. But if I were exploring the antarctic today, I would bring a slightly more interesting tea with me. :)
I drank this one straight today, steeped up in my travel mug, to enjoy while I was out running errands. I don’t really have a lot to say about it, but I enjoyed it! It’s one of the teas from our first round with the BBBBox, thanks Sil.
Nice big mug of this one tonight.
Silk Road teas always last forever, because they recommend only 1 tsp per 16 oz. And I follow their directions. :) I’m not even half way through this tea, and I’ve given a bunch away. Gotta drink more faster!
(This is possibly my favourite Earl Grey.)
I really enjoy this tea. I ordered 5 teas from silk road and I’ve liked them all. Oddly, even the lychee fruit that smells like tobacco and tastes a little like stewed tomatoes has grown on me and I find myself reaching for it more often than I thought.
This tea is light and refreshing, and tastes like lemon lime. I haven’t tried it iced and I’m not sure I will as it is too cold now, but I imagine this would be perfect iced. The green tea base is not the slightest bit vegetal which to me is awesome. It smells mainly of lemongrass with a hint of lime and I find myself opening this tin often just to smell it.
The thing I love most about Silk Road is that all of their teas are organic and they taste natural, unlike some organic teas that still taste artificial to me even though I know they’re not. I also like the fact that they are based in Victoria, BC, so close to home! I definitely recommend to anyone to try some of their tea. I will be making a second order soon to restock 3 of the 5 teas I ordered and to get samples of many more teas that I want to try.
Another review of this tea mentioned that they smelled stewed tomatoes while drinking this, and while I found the exact same thing with another one of silk road’s teas (Lychee Fruit), I am luckily not finding it with this one.
This is a nice creamy vanilla tea. It is good, but not as good as their London fog which I am sadly out of so this will have to do. I think I will send this rest of this off with the tea box I am expecting in the next few weeks so that someone else can enjoy this as I am making another order and getting me some more London fog, Japanese Sour Cherry and Sublime!
I bought this when i was in victoria this summer, hoping that it would be more like the other orange puerh that i tried from…shmiracles i think it was? In any case, i was really looking forward to that puerh with the subtle orange flavouring from the mandarin that it was packaged in. The dry leaf certainly smelled that way, but once brewed this tastes mostly like a woodsy bold puerh. Not a bad cup, but not what i was hoping for.
Got some of this from CrowKettle at our Vancouver swap in August. I have looked at this at the local Silk Road store and wanted to try it but it is pretty pricy, so I’m grateful to have the chance to try some first.
The leaves are quite big, and dark brown, and they brew up to be a nice mildly toasty steep. There is a little cocoa caramel sweet potato taste here. This type of oolong is a favourite of mine. I find it to be milder than a black and not as astringent, I don’t need any milk with this. It’s smooth and roasty. It’s simple and yet soothing. Very nice.