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drank Peanut Butter Chai by 52teas
865 tasting notes

I wanted chai so I decided to prolong the life of my Mayan Chocolate Chai and drink this.

1tsp in 6oz (instead of the suggested 8) near (instead of full) boiling water.

I’m not surprised this chai is quite opaque, and unfortunately I’m not surprised at the light color (it is orange though, which surprises me)… I had 5 peanut butter chips in my serving and while it makes sure the peanut butter flavor is there- that doesn’t leave much space for tea or chai.

It smells like… pumpkin pie. Yeah I know weird. Especially since the raw leaf smells like peanut butter.

When I take a sip it tastes like peanut butter… I have to admit when I was trying to wrap my idea of a peanut butter chai, the only thing I could imagine was when peanut butter gives me indigestion and it burns coming up. And it vaguely reminds me of that, but it is definitely a peanut butter chai. I’m just not a fan of solo peanut butter though, it needs chocolate. Wait… crap… I spoke too soon. The 1st taste was great… but after that it just tastes like watery pumpkin pie (yes, pumpkin again)…

Frank, I can see potential w/ this. While I know it wouldn’t be as visually appealing, I suggest chopping the peanut butter chips to make it easier for the peanut butter, chai spices, and black tea base to be more evenly distributed.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Lori

I tried his PB chocolate tea and I had the same problem…Sometimes, the PB flavor was not evenly distributed throughout the tea- maybe the chips were too big.. and some portions had PB flavor and others didn’t…

Cofftea

And not all the chips melted even after 5 min. That’s a lot of wasted flavor.

Kristin

You should try adding some mini-semisweet chocolate chips to it.

Cofftea

I only have enough to try it one more way and I want to try it w/ milk as I review all chais both ways. But I will be adding peanut butter chips to my Mayan Chocolate Chai some day… and caramel, and butterscotch:)

Lori

Now that’s a good idea- adding chips either PB or choco to chai…Still waiting for my Mayan Chai to come in but it is finally in the mail…

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Lori

I tried his PB chocolate tea and I had the same problem…Sometimes, the PB flavor was not evenly distributed throughout the tea- maybe the chips were too big.. and some portions had PB flavor and others didn’t…

Cofftea

And not all the chips melted even after 5 min. That’s a lot of wasted flavor.

Kristin

You should try adding some mini-semisweet chocolate chips to it.

Cofftea

I only have enough to try it one more way and I want to try it w/ milk as I review all chais both ways. But I will be adding peanut butter chips to my Mayan Chocolate Chai some day… and caramel, and butterscotch:)

Lori

Now that’s a good idea- adding chips either PB or choco to chai…Still waiting for my Mayan Chai to come in but it is finally in the mail…

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My Tasting Notes Ratings (edited 8/8/10)
1: I can’t even stand the raw leaf enough to make this (I’ve never owned a tea w/ this rating, but I’ve smelled some before buying resulting in me NOT buying them that were that bad)

2: I steeped this tea but couldn’t stand the aroma enough to get it past my nose

3: I immediately gagged at the 1st sip and spit it out.

4: I manageed to get the 1st sip down, but I tossed the rest.

5: I drank the 1st cup but I can’t bring myself to resteep

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