drank Silk Dragon by The Tea Merchant
1296 tasting notes

Yikes, THIS is vanilla! oh yes it is. SO much ‘nilla.
Reminds me of David’s tea Vanilla Oolong, only much better. Smooth like butter, but not exactly buttery… in the first steep anyhow. Second infusion, there is a teeny bit less vanilla and a little more creamy oolong goodness.
Now, I’m not a huge fan of vanilla flavoured things in general so I spent most sips thinking “oh this is awful” OR “wow this is realllllly good”. Looks like I have a split opinion about this tea. Seriously. Ha!
Anyhow, if you enjoy vanilla, then I guarantee you will love this tea. It’s very well made. As much as it isn’t for me, I know quality when I see it. Big thanks to The Tea Merchant for sending me the sample!!
Rating… undecided!

Sil

If you don’t drink all your sample from the tea merchant we should swap since I think we got different ones

Indigobloom

yes! good idea. We need to meet again soon!

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Sil

If you don’t drink all your sample from the tea merchant we should swap since I think we got different ones

Indigobloom

yes! good idea. We need to meet again soon!

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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