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I know that the other reviewer said it’s just like any other chai, and maybe it is. Maybe she has drunk more chai than I.
For me, this was near the top of my list of chai’s I’ve had. Perhaps because it was a gift from a friend who went to the Dickens Faire in San Francisco, I took more care to take brewing notes and get a cuppa just right for my tastes. I’d say the only other chai I have had that I liked this well was from the now Defunct Teavana (a store I really disliked on several levels) who’s name I don’t recall.
I take my tea without sugar and because I’m on keto I use Nutpods Coconut/Almond milk creamer-plain, I may have a narrower number of strong teas which I enjoy without sugar. In the old days I put one or two cubes of sugar and half and half in such chai’s.
This tea is no longer available and I’ve not found an email to contact the website or I’d ask if they plan to bring back.
Flavors: Allspice, Peppercorn, Vanilla
So I decided to make this tea since I totally messed it up the last time I made it because I put in freshly boiled water and I got distracted by my roommate because midterms and I literally JUMPED off the couch to try to save the tea that I totally just messed up and.. no. It was bitter because the water was too hot and it was steeping for too long.
So THIS TIME I decided to actually pay attention this time! Poured in less than boiled water for just a few minutes and everything I did came up to what was supposed to be a nice cuppa but it still turned to be a bit bitter. Not as bitter as the one before (that one ended up going down the drain) so this one is still drinkable, but it’s a bit too much too my liking. I think it might be the orange peel? It has a slightly citrus-y after taste that I might need to get used to. I think there’s too much flavour, not enough tea.
Flavors: Orange Zest, Peach
I got this tea from one of my friends back home!
She was working at this tea shoppe for the holidays and asked me if I wanted some tea and she just bought me this one and their chai (since I was running low) and IT FINALLY CAME IN THE MAIL!
In the tin, it smells soooo good. I love the scent that the orange peel gives off!
Steeping, the orange disperses and the green tea definitely takes over.
SHOOT. I TOTALLY FORGOT THIS WAS A GREEN TEA. It turned out really bitter. Like super bitter. I’ve been drinking herbals for the past week because of midterms and I definitely just poured freshly boiled water onto the leaves and now they’re bitter :(
I’m pretty sure if I prepared this correctly, it would taste amazing! But there’s a bite to it right when it hits my tongue and I don’t like it one bit.
Soon. TOMORROW. I’ll try this tea again and hope that I’ll prepare it correctly.