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2 Tasting Notes

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I made this up according to the description in the video interview I was sent. I put it on the stove with just milk and the tea, and heated it until it was hot enough. Then I added sugar and drank it.
The first cup was good, but I had some more left in the pan, and that was fantastic. It had steeped longer, and also, I think I added a touch more sugar.
It’s not really something I’;d have every day, but as an indulgence it is wonderful. I haven’t drunk a lot of milky chai, but it is a lot better than that powder stuff. Incidentally, I found that this guy has a T-Shirt (He calls them “Tea Shirts”) that basically abuses the whole concept of chai powder.
So, I can’t say I’m judging this expertly or against a lot of experience, but I really did like it.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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Quite by chance, I met ‘The Devotea" and he gave me samples of all 6 of his teas. So, they might end up being my first six reviews.
So, I’ve had a cup, so I’m sharing my first impressions.
Overall a good tea. I’d have it at home as a kind of default if I’m in a milk-and-sugar mood. It’s got a sweetness that I think comes from what is probably a strong Keemun base.
I think he’s got the old-fashionedness of this one right. It’s exactly as you’d expect, if your expectations were high.
As I also take price into account – and it’s not a cheap tea – I will award it 4 leaves out of five.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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New magazine about tea in Australia. Due for launch late 2011. I’ve joined here to look for Aussie Tea companies and to invite samples and stories

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