drank Tulsi Dosha Chai by Teavana
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Tea #1 from Another Traveling Tea Box

Since I got a pretty late start with the traveling tea box tonight I thought I would start off with something herbal. The box has a surprising lack of herbal teas, so I may toss a few in before I pass it on.

The dry leaf of this smells strongly of cinnamon and cloves and reminds me of Christmas. Honestly, I was surprised that I was able to smell it at all, my head is still stuffed up from my cold. The more I sipped this tea the clearer my head got, I may pull this out just based on the fact that it unstuffed my head and for the first time all week I can breath normally. This tea is wonderful when you’re sick!

The taste isn’t like any other chai I’ve had before and I’m still trying to decide if I like it or not. The first thing that I noticed about it was how sweet it was, there is a lot of sugar hidden in here, but that is typical of many Teavana blends. After the sweetness there is a spicy kick from the pepper and ginger, followed up by the cinnamon. I can’t really taste the coconut, but my sense of taste is only operating at about 75% right now. I’ll have to give this another shot next week once everything is back to normal.

I attempted a resteep, but it was noticeably lighter in color and tasted mostly of rooibos.

I just realized that I forgot to take any allergy medication before I started drinking something with cinnamon in it. I’m going to really regret that in a little while. Stupid food allergies.

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Single Origin Teas, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea


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