China Golden Silk Black Organic

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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Samurai Travelling Tea Box – Tea #32 Finished off the sample of this as a teacup of tea this morning; it was very nice! I don’t think I’ve explored enough of Simpson & Vail’s catalogue of teas,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This smells so rich and chocolatey that I had to grab a sample from the tea box. The flavor is so malty and thick. I’m really enjoying it. This is my kind of black tea. I added some milk, but it’s...” Read full tasting note
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  • “From the Samurai TTB. I’m not sure I know what to say about this one. It tastes good. I’m enjoying it. But it’s not memorable. That sounds harsh, I know. I guess it’s just that I’ve had better...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I bought this from an S&V order recently – from the Christmas sale!   I couldn’t resist trying this.   I’m trying to find a familiar flavor profile and the “silk” in the name sold it for me. ...” Read full tasting note
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From Simpson & Vail

This Golden Silk Black organic tea is grown in Anhui province in eastern China. This province is a major agricultural region that produces, because of its temperate climate and rich soil, exceptional teas.

The large black, tippy leaves have the brewed aroma of gardens after a rain. The golden cup has a taste that is bright like a Chardonnay with an unusual malty (earthy) aroma and a slight sweet finish. You’ll enjoy this silky, smooth cup any time of the day.

Brew tea at 212º – steep for 3-5 minutes.

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Samurai Travelling Tea Box – Tea #32

Finished off the sample of this as a teacup of tea this morning; it was very nice! I don’t think I’ve explored enough of Simpson & Vail’s catalogue of teas, so I pulled some from the box to try – mostly black teas…

This was smooth and full bodied with robust malt and cocoa powder/baker’s chocolate notes and a pleasant sweet raisin or brandied fruit note on the finish.

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This smells so rich and chocolatey that I had to grab a sample from the tea box. The flavor is so malty and thick. I’m really enjoying it. This is my kind of black tea. I added some milk, but it’s also good without. It’s like dessert in a cup.

Shae

I’m drinking this one right now too!

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1073 tasting notes

From the Samurai TTB.

I’m not sure I know what to say about this one. It tastes good. I’m enjoying it. But it’s not memorable. That sounds harsh, I know. I guess it’s just that I’ve had better teas lately. Also, there were a couple of teaspoons left in the bag so I used half, but I probably should have used the rest. I think that likely would have made a difference.

EDIT – Thanks to tea-sipper for including this one in the box!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
AJRimmer

Yeah I overleafed this one for sure!

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I bought this from an S&V order recently – from the Christmas sale!   I couldn’t resist trying this.   I’m trying to find a familiar flavor profile and the “silk” in the name sold it for me.  This turns out not to be like what I was imagining, but it’s tasty anyway.  I wanted a very deep chocolate brew, but this one is lighter — the color of the brew looks like the inside of butternut squash. The flavor of the large, long, hints of gold leaves is slightly smoky.  It’s tough to describe this.  The profile of a lighter Chinese tea with hints of smoke.  I actually used bottled water in my tea kettle, so this was the best the flavor was going to get.  No chlorine tap water here.   So maybe this is just one of those teas I’m not tasting the subtlety of.  I’m sure that happens with tastebuds.  Or this is better when it isn’t steeped Western.  I like this, but I just wished for something deeper, darker.  I wish I could describe it better!
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 16 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled  // 3 minute steep

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