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This is the last tea from my silk road order that I am trying. I guess my expectations for this tea were low as the reviews and ratings were quite low. This tea blew me away! The mango flavour was so fresh and natural as I find with all silk road teas, but it was quite muted. I could have used a little bit more flavour, but it was still really good! I took a few sips of this to make sure that adding milk was an option and that it wouldn’t curdle and it was even better with milk in it! Mmmmmmm creamy mango. I swear most things are better creamy!
sample sipdown (146) on this one even though omgsrsly sent me enough for at least another cup! the reason? I’m sending this along to terri to try as well since she appreciates a good oolong much more than i do. I can say, that i i quite like this one, though as with most oolongs, i’d be hard pressed to keep it in regular rotation in my cupboard. This one has a bit of a sweet note to it along with the roasty oolong taste that i prefer a bit more than the previous teavivre oolong i had today. It was nice to be able to drink them in close timing :) thanks omgsrsly!
I had high hopes for this tea, I think vanilla added to anything makes it better! I wish that the vanilla was more noticeable and that they added chocolate flavour rather than powder as it made the tea a little chalky. It reminded me quite a bit of David’s stormy night but better quality. I started out my tea journey loving spicy teas, mainly cinnamon, but now I find that I am getting bored of them. This tea is still good, but not re-stock good.
I am not a fan or orange flavour, but I do like mandarin so I thought I’d give this a shot. I find that mandarin is a lighter and fresher flavour than just plain orange. This to me didn’t really taste like mandarin, just a spicy orange tea. It was a good flavour, just not for me. I might have another cup of it, but this is definitely one for the tea box because I know someone else can enjoy it.
I had been waiting for winter to come along to I could order this seasonal tea. But this was quite awful. I don’t like peppermint alone, and it is much worse paired with hibiscus. Peppermint should never be sour! I wouldn’t recommend this tea unless you really love both of those ingredients.
Spiced apple tea doesn’t thrill me. They are so common and I have tried so many, but this being Silk Road and also a new holiday blend, I figured I had to try it.
The most prominent flavour is the cinnamon, but the apple is also very noticeable. I am not getting any vanilla notes, but I usually can’t detect vanilla unless it’s on its own or maybe with one other flavour. The flavour of this tea is a very natural apple pie flavour, like home made apple pie as opposed to store bought. This tea is really well done, but it’s not a flavour I need to have stocked. If I did need to have an apple spiced tea on hand, this tea would be it.
This tea smells so good! The dry leaf smells of a very fresh peach. I found that this did not translate to the flavour of the tea. The peach flavour was very muted, so much so that I can’t attest to it, all I can say is there is a hint of peach. I found that the Ceylon base was also muted, unlike other reviews of this tea. That might be because of different steeping times and strengths. Silk road has some crazy steeping instructions – for all of their teas, they recommend 1 tsp of tea per 2 cups (16 oz) of water. I don’t think I have ever followed those parameters as I do not like weak tea. You kind of have to guess how much tea to use, so I must not have used enough. Still, this tea did taste good and as it cooled, I could detect the peach notes more with every sip. I look forward to experimenting with this tea a little more.
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.
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.
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.