Tea Tasting: Silk Road’s Green Mist

leavesI can’t enough of Silk Road’s teas. I’ve yet to taste one I didn’t love. I buy most of my tea at Rainbow Grocery, where there is a fabulous selection of bulk and boxed teas. The other night, while looking over a small shelf in a remote corner of the bulk tea section, a voice behind me said, “Ah… you’re going for the good stuff.” The Rainbow worker and I sat in silence, smiling and staring at all the gorgeous teas in their tiny jars… They parcel their more expensive teas into little cost-effective packets. The price per pound might be $100, but a little one or two ounce sachet is more than manageable.

I started drinking Green Mist a few weeks back and it’s become my favorite tea to drink all day. I get a little lift from it, but nothing over-stimulating. I often drink it into the evening and have no problem getting to sleep. It’s a light bodied tea with a little bite and a mild sweetness that reminds me of green apple. It needs no embellishments. Though it isn’t the most elegant way to brew, I use a medium-sized pot, and add a small amount of new leaves to the old every morning until the steeped leaves take up more than their fair share of the pot. Then I compost what’s there and start again. Good quality green and white teas can be steeped multiple times, their flavors changing with each brew. There are more precious ways to do it, but this method works just fine for me.