drank Chai Black by Yumchaa
48 tasting notes

Oh my goodness, this smells so spicy in the packet! I only sniffed it a couple of times and my nose started tingling. I definitely took in a lot of black pepper!

It also tastes very spicy, too. The black base is very strong, though I think it needs to be in this blend in order to compete with all the spice. There’s a nice cinnamon flavour and a whole lot of cloves and pepper. Unfortunately I didn’t get much in the way of aniseed and nothing of the ginger.

I drank the first half of my mug straight as it comes, but I added a dash of milk to the second half. The milk seemed to bring out the aniseed, so there was a nice liquorice-y taste to it, but it also brought out more of the pepper.

This was certainly a good pick me up after walking home from work. It was a good, strong brew with a lot of spice, but I’m not sure I could drink this very often.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Pepper

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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Hi, my name is Amy and I live in Rotherham, in the UK.

I grew up drinking tea (my mother was addicted – she didn’t leave the house in the morning unless she’d had at least three cups!), though it was strictly your basic, everyday brew we enjoyed; huge boxes of teabags stocked up on every week.

Having dabbled with loose leaf teas in my twenties, I confess to being somewhat underwhelmed. Though, of course, my uneducated tea-brain wasn’t aware of brewing temperatures, steeping times and suchlike back then.

Now in my thirties, I’m rediscovering the delight of tea and enjoying the journey. My taste buds are expanding on a daily basis and I’m grasping more and more about the art of tea. I’m still a tea novice, with much to learn and appreciate, but I’m adoring the ride and looking forward to widening my tea collection.

I also enjoy reading, cross-stitch, knitting, gardening, my allotment plot and television.



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