drank Kashmiri Chai by Golden Moon Tea
237 tasting notes

I’m in the mood for a chai, but I’m not sure if that’s because I knew this was one of my last two Golden Moon sampler packets. The dry leaf smells really good, plenty of warm spice – and with temps here now in the low 70’s compared to the high 90’s of just a few days ago, it almost feels like I need some inner warming.

I don’t think I’ve ever had a chai without milk or cream and sugar, but for the sake of being anal about these tasting notes, I’ll have at least a sip of it as is. Good thing! After five minutes in just-boiled water, it’s not near strong enough for my taste. Back in the pot with you! A few minutes later I check on it again and it’s much better, though still somewhat meek. Time for the additives.

Now I’m feeling sorry for this tea! I really think it has the potential to be good, but I don’t think I handled the steep very well. Next time I’ll stick to simmering the tea in milk for a good long time to get all the flavors out, as I’m finding this just too weak. I’ll leave off rating it until we meet again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
__Morgana__

Some of you are feeling sorry for this tea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I07xDdFMdgw

Adham

Too funny and too true! No limits to the anthropomorphizing we humans will go to. And the new one probably is better anyway…

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__Morgana__

Some of you are feeling sorry for this tea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I07xDdFMdgw

Adham

Too funny and too true! No limits to the anthropomorphizing we humans will go to. And the new one probably is better anyway…

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Grandma introduced me to tea as a kid (lipton with milk and sugar; a bit poured into the saucer to cool it down and then sipped from there), and I’ve never looked back. Still have a slight preference for teas that go well with milk (or even better, cream) and sugar, but since Grandma’s day I’ve branched out to appreciate green and white teas, rooibos and pu erh. Absolutely love Mariage Freres!

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