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. Continue reading

Green Tea Ginger Cooler

featured2Man, it’s hot.

When we’re caught in a heat wave the first thing to go out the window is my desire to cook or flip the switch on anything that generates warmth. So one of the first things I do when I see the coming of a hot spell is toss some really tasty loose tea in a jar full of water and put it in the fridge to cold brew. Continue reading