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Uhoh. One whiff of the dry leaf, and POW ginger assaulted my senses like it just screamed in my face.

I’m thinking I already know how this is going to go. You see, I hate ginger. And I mean I hate it. I knew ginger was in the ingredients, but I was hoping it’d be more mild and make way for the more favorable ingredients like cinnamon and cardamom. But if the scent is any indication, it’s going to be the exact opposite. Dx

Overall the taste is better than what I was expecting, but I don’t know what I’m going to do with the full ounce… I’m going to refrain from rating as it wouldn’t really be fair to the tea, since I’m just not into ginger. If you enjoy a gingery chai, then I’m sure this is the one of the best to be had. I can definitely appreciate that this tea is well crafted.

I seem to have difficulty finding a chai that isn’t heavy on the ginger. I like my chais to be cinnamon and clovesy and cardamomy, so if anyone has any suggestions, I’m all ears. :D

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Tealizzy

I’m surprised. I didn’t really get an overpowering of ginger, but my palate’s not that refined. Maybe you just tuned into it more. I feel like chai is so personal…to each their own!

Chizakura

Yeah, it seems if there’s an ingredient in something you don’t like, it’s all you can taste. Dx I’m still working on the cup, and it’s beginning to grow on me a little, so I think I can finish the pouch at least.

Kittenna

^^ Completely agree! It’s like how I hatehatehate cooked bell peppers, and I will notice if they’re in something, even though people laugh at me and tell me there’s no way I noticed it. If you truly dislike a flavour, it definitely seems to be prominently featured in any item in which it’s the slightest ingredient. The only chai that I can think of that I don’t think has ginger (but I could be wrong) is 52teas’ Mayan Chocolate Chai. Smoky, pretty spicy, and lovely with milk.

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Tealizzy

I’m surprised. I didn’t really get an overpowering of ginger, but my palate’s not that refined. Maybe you just tuned into it more. I feel like chai is so personal…to each their own!

Chizakura

Yeah, it seems if there’s an ingredient in something you don’t like, it’s all you can taste. Dx I’m still working on the cup, and it’s beginning to grow on me a little, so I think I can finish the pouch at least.

Kittenna

^^ Completely agree! It’s like how I hatehatehate cooked bell peppers, and I will notice if they’re in something, even though people laugh at me and tell me there’s no way I noticed it. If you truly dislike a flavour, it definitely seems to be prominently featured in any item in which it’s the slightest ingredient. The only chai that I can think of that I don’t think has ginger (but I could be wrong) is 52teas’ Mayan Chocolate Chai. Smoky, pretty spicy, and lovely with milk.

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Hello! I’m a 24 year old Canadian, currently working at Starbucks while I figure out what I want to do with myself in life, haha.

Like most everyone else, I grew up with teabags, and then discovered the grass really WAS greener on the other side with loose leaf. Nowadays I drink nearly exclusively loose, but will drink a bagged tea if I don’t care what I’m having.

My favorite kind of tea is black, and unflavored, although I do enjoy an occasional dessert black. I like whites second best. I’ve recently been dipping my toes into honeybush tisanes, greens and oolongs.

My favorite vendors are Butiki Teas and Verdant Teas. Both have fantastic teas, above and beyond customer service (especially Butiki), and fair prices for their very high quality teas. I can’t recommend them enough.

Purely for tasting notes references, I don’t use any additives for my teas. Older tasting notes for blacks was with milk+sugar, and then with just milk. Whites, oolongs, greens and herbals are all drunk straight unless otherwise specified in the notes.

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