232 Tasting Notes
This tea is so fragrant I actually breathed in the leaves and choked on them in the store, after a few giggles of embarassment I filled a small tin and wisked this one home for a taste test.
After following the directions for Black teas from Silk Roads I decided this time to steep the tea as little as possible and see what happens. The tea had a deep amber colour and the scent of fresh mangoes were intense enough to allude to enjoyable sipping… Not so much, I am starting to think that either a) I don’t like black teas or b) I just don’t like them from Silk Roads…
Here’s hoping it is “a” and not “b”
Not my most favourite tea, but for the tea connaisuer this tea is probably more up their alley.
Scent is fabulous! Even after it was steeped I truly enjoyed sitting in my favourite reading chair and sniffing the tea while ignoring the book I was reading at that time. But as for taste, if I wasn’t so against honey and sugar I am sure I could find more enjoyment in this tea if it was steeped less and sweetened with something.
Note: steep time is as suggested by Silk Roads
At first sip this tea was worth getting a little to take home.
It all started with rescuing a friend she was having some car trouble and was late getting to an Arbonne party so I picked her up and took her to the party… that is when I discovered some car trouble of my own… After her party and after the rad issue was delt with we popped over to Davids Tea and this was one of the samples for today. OMG! delish! I think it will be come my crutch on days I need a wake-up kick in the pants.
I can’t wait for that morning to arrive because this was a delish sample! And my 50g is sitting in my cupboard teasing me!
This hot raspberry coloured tea is great iced, though I think it would have gotten a better response if I had asked for “a hit of agave” because the first sip reminded me of Cherry Koolaid with no sugar! Bleck! but once the ice started melting and the tea became less concentrated, my opinion of this “take away” tea slowly changed.
I think it will be worth buying a 100g and savouring over ice this summer… and maybe if I steep it myself I might have an improved opinion.
All in all: Not bad, worth a second chance.