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drank Indian Chai by Element Tea
470 tasting notes

It’s weird drinking a tea for the first and last time. I got this in my Element Tea order, just a cup’s worth in a little paper sachet. So I am trying to enjoy this but not love it: I mean I don’t want to make myself hate it, but I don’t want to love it so much I’m sad it is gone.

Well… sadly, I really like it! It’s a strong chai, my sample was a bit small so I brewed it two extra minutes and damn is it spicy! Lots of ginger and cardamom. In fact, there are more spices than actual tea (at least in the spoonful I have) which is a good sign… for me. It seems like a lot of people enjoy milder chais, but I like mine to be a kick in the face of spiced goodness which this definitely is. Alas, I shall never have it again! There are a LOT of chais out there though, so it’s not like this is some ridiculously unique blend, just a particularly tasty version of a classic.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Babble

I’m the exact opposite. I don’t like chai to be too spicy because I usually just drink it straight. I can see wanting more spice though if you’re putting in milk and sugar..

Alphakitty

I drink them straight about 50% of the time, even (especially, actually) spicy ones. I just like heavily spiced thing—I always have to tone it down when I do holiday baking!

Mercuryhime

Yes! Kick in the Face Chai! That’s an awesome name for a chai blend. I like mine string too. :)

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Babble

I’m the exact opposite. I don’t like chai to be too spicy because I usually just drink it straight. I can see wanting more spice though if you’re putting in milk and sugar..

Alphakitty

I drink them straight about 50% of the time, even (especially, actually) spicy ones. I just like heavily spiced thing—I always have to tone it down when I do holiday baking!

Mercuryhime

Yes! Kick in the Face Chai! That’s an awesome name for a chai blend. I like mine string too. :)

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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