drank Zulu Chai by Assam Tea Company
1500 tasting notes

First before I forget – who was looking for Sleepytime Vanilla overseas? I found a few boxes today.

After all the talk about Assam today, I thought it fitting that I drink one of their teas this evening as I start to wind down. Rooibos-based chai, and I can tell immediately it’s heavy on the pepper and cardamom. If you like that sort of thing, it’s delicious. I found it pretty dull tasting until I added some Truvia, and then it perked up with strong licorice accents and again, cardamom and pepper. There’s some ginger I think floating around too, and orange comes in very, very faintly. I wish there was more orange. Odd steep time listed on this bag (3 minutes for a rooibos?) however I followed it.

A decent chai, and probably amazing if I added some coconut milk. Alas, I’m too lazy to go find some, as I sit, watch Bones, and get all of the nametags ready for the 20s-themed murder mystery on Tuesday.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

I think maybe ashmanra?


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A few years ago, the obsession with tea started. The cupboard got bigger and bigger, more swaps occurred, group buys, secret rendezvous with local teapassionistas… and that’s how you end up with 500+ different kinds of tea in your home. At one time.

Almost all of the tea was given away, sold, or otherwise shared. A few relics still remain. I now travel full time with only two carryon bags to my name. One quarter of those bags are tea.

It’s still a challenge to avoid the chipmunk-like hoarding of The Teas, yet, the lightness of being from having so little compels me more.

If I have enough, I’m happy to share. If I’m in your area, I’d love to swap, meet for tea, and explore together.

As for the day-to-day stuff, I’m focused almost entirely on Love, (yes, with a capital L), Spirit/Self, transformation, travel and my writing and speaking work.

What kinds of teas do I normally like?

YES: flavored teas, fruity, dessert, chai, and spicy (REALLY spicy).

A FONDNESS FOR: all white teas, malty black teas, any herbal or medicinal teas, strange/weird teas you can only get in one place.

ALLERGIC TO: strawberries, lavender

DISLIKES: any added sugars, grains, lapsang souchong, and overly floral teas – I might enjoy a Jasmine Green every once in a while, but unless it’s a creamy floral tea (think roses in a chai, or the smoothness of a floral note in a French tea), I’ll likely pass. Earl Greys are a hit or miss with me; heavy on the cream or fruit notes and I might like it, heavy on the blergamot and I definitely won’t.





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