Favourite Friday: Silk Road Tea
I have an almond milk latte every morning. Okay, I admit it, sometimes two. But after that, it’s all tea, from green in the afternoon through to herbal in the evening.
And though I’ve lived in Toronto for over a decade now, and sampled teas from all over the place, my love keeps returning to Silk Road in Victoria.
The beauty of Silk Road’s teas is that they’re for tea lovers – no fancy faux flavours to mask the real taste of the tea. Any flavourings are designed to work with the variety of tea, such as my longtime favourite, Japanese Sour Cherry, with its light cherry flavour and bright, subtle green tea. Other top picks include Golden Phoenix, a semi-green with citrus, cinnamon and calendula, and relative newcomer Ruby Pagoda (the others I’ve been drinking since before I moved out east), a caffeine-free blend of rooibos, rosehip, hibiscus, rose petals, citrus peel and pink peppercorns.
Luckily for me – it’s been a while since I’ve made it to the Island – Silk Road ships, and a new order made it here just the other day. I’m looking forward to sampling my old favourites and new picks.