drank Snow Dragon by Silk Road
757 tasting notes

Silk Road gave their website a makeover and it looks like they are finally on board with the online shipping thing-before you apparently had to order over the phone! I wasn’t aware that their teas were categorized as “signature” or “limited edition”. Silly me, assuming everything is permanent.

Mmm, This is a delicate, dainty little tea. The dry leaves look like tightly curled up bits of thread. The aroma is almost unnoticeable when dry but it becomes characteristically floral when damp. The notes are simple, crisp and floral, with a honey sweet finish. This contains a surprising amount of flavour. There is something that almost seems “spiced” and musky about its aroma and finish but it’s too subtle for me to put my finger on.

I’m drinking this using my little glass gongfu pot… white tea and floral flavours can be so subtle yet potent! They make the world seem like it’s slowing down. I could just sit here and drift off with this (should be studying). Too bad this tea wasn’t cheaper.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C
Ysaurella

I should taste this tea, at least for its wonderful name !

Fjellrev

Wow, I had no idea either. I should head down and pick up some of the LE oolongs and what not. Here I thought I had forever to try anything of theirs too.

CrowKettle

@ Ysaurella, the name partially attracted me to this tea too. Maybe I can send you some across the ocean and you can tell me if it’s worthy of the name. :)

@Incendiare, I want to pick up the LE oolongs too. I didn’t even know they had any semi-green oolong.

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Ysaurella

I should taste this tea, at least for its wonderful name !

Fjellrev

Wow, I had no idea either. I should head down and pick up some of the LE oolongs and what not. Here I thought I had forever to try anything of theirs too.

CrowKettle

@ Ysaurella, the name partially attracted me to this tea too. Maybe I can send you some across the ocean and you can tell me if it’s worthy of the name. :)

@Incendiare, I want to pick up the LE oolongs too. I didn’t even know they had any semi-green oolong.

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

White teas, roasted/fired green teas, and the not so roasted green oolong varieties are my favourites.

Currently looking for the most buttery and sweet green oolong I can find.

Ingredients/flavours I enjoy (in moderation): anise, butter, caramel, cedar, cream, floral, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lime, maple, marshmallow leaves, melon, mint, orchid, pine, rice, rose, vanilla.

Ingredients/flavours I tend to dislike: apple, cocoa nibs, licorice, marine, peach, stevia

Subjective Rating System 2.0:

91-100: My absolute favourite tea. Will impulsively buy and hoard like a dragon.

86-90: A favourite tea. May have quality flaws that I choose to ignore.

76-85: A lovely tea, maybe of high quality or masterful blending, but not one I’m likely to order again.

70-75: Enjoyable, but I may have few minor problems with quality, consistency, ingredient chemistry and/or personal preferences.

50-69: Quality, consistency, blending, or personal preference problems are apparent, but I wouldn’t pass up a cup.

11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea. I don’t give a lot of these ratings out, since I tend to grab teas I know will appeal to me.

1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This is last year’s low-grade bancha mixed with rancid coconut, stale cocoa nibs, over-enthusiastic hibiscus, and combined with stevia sweetener. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t exist.

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