45 Tasting Notes
I’ve bought this a few more times now and it seems drastically less good. My guess is Silk Road’s supply might be getting a little old.
Interesting, interesting. I think it’s well described as being right between a black tea and a pu-erh. Flavors and aromas of both come through. Some really cool spice notes too.
Great Stuff. Definitely has a smokiness to it…but with great underlying complexity. It drinks like an expertly crafted cocktail.
No sir, i don’t like it. Some of Silk Road’s stock might be getting a bit old, considering that 2010 wasn’t a great year for tea in china. But this stuff did nothing for me.
Smells amazing! Although, the tea that it makes was less amazing for me. I’ve tried making straight tea and adding milk and sugar, which i don’t usually do to tea. Might take a little experimentation to get it right.
Having now had a lot more of this tea i’m a little less excited about it. With just the right temperature and steeping time you can strike gold and get a wonderful, rich, buttery tea….but it’s fussy. You’ll have to experiment to get it right. Seems like very short brewing times work best for me. Less than 10 seconds. But that seems to be true to me for most green teas. 3 minutes is absurd. I don’t know why that seems to be the standard recommendation for green tea.
Having now tried a few more matchas i realize that this one isn’t very good. Really good matcha is crazy expensive so this is still a good value, but there definitely is a difference between the high quality Japanese matchas and this. This would be fine for cooking, but save the fancy stuff for drinking.
Ended up throwing a bunch of this tea away. It was just getting old. It is flavorful….just not the flavors i want in a green tea.
I tried this a few more times and was never able to get a good cup of tea out of it. Guess i just couldn’t crack the code. I ended up giving it away. Maybe someone else will like it more than i did. Again, beautiful leaves….boring tea.
Pretty good stuff for a great price. Interesting and drinkable. Don’t be afraid to try it.