10 Tasting Notes
I don’t have much control over my tea prep at work – the hot water is whatever temp the hot water comes out at, it steeps a variable amount of time if I get interrupted by email or phone or co-worker – so it’s good to have a couple of very forgiving teas in my cubby.
The Silonibari is one of them. It will take just about any abuse and still taste pleasant, go down smoothly and definitely improve my attitude. It does well straight or all dressed up with milk and sweetener and can easily be steeped two or three times without losing much.
It’s a foggy, somewhat muggy September day in San Francisco. The office is quiet; I have no meetings. A cheese bagel and a delightful cup of Good Morning with sweetener and milk is the perfect thing. Or a cheese bagel and two cups…
Good Morning is, as the description states, a good, basic black blend that is a very smooth, pleasant start to just about any day.
The mint aroma from these large cut leaves is very strong, and this carries through to the tea in both aroma and flavor, without being overpowering. The color is a lovely pale amber. Quite pleasant without any sweetener. Adding a touch transformed it into a taste of after dinner peppermint – which was perfect for my rampant sweet tooth but might be too much for some palates.