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drank Masala Chai by Teavana
558 tasting notes

The black tea leaves in this are smaller than I thought, they look crushed or broken maybe? I believe that is intentional in this tea though.

I made this as a tea latte using 2 cups of water and 2 cups of Vanilla Soy to 4 teaspoons chai tea. I brought the water to a boil and then added the tea, boiled for 5 minutes and lowered heat to a simmer, then added the soy while stirring frequently. I let the soy mix simmer another 10 minutes and then removed from heat, letting it cool with the tea still in the mix for another 20 minutes. Then I strained and left in the fridge overnight.

I think I need to do this with water: soy in a 3:1 ration, too much soy in a 1:1. The chai holds up well, but not quite how I want it. I still have some tweaking to do.

I also purchased chocolate soy to try with the chai…excited to try this one hot!

teabird

I know this is an old note, but I was just reading up on the tea before trying :) I’m pretty sure the weird little ball shape of the leaves is because they’re CTC, Crush-Tear-Curl, processed; it makes the tea taste harsher but steep faster, from what I’ve read and tasted.

Meghann M

Maybe this is one I’ll have to try again and justbfollow Teavana’s instructions. I definitely didn’t care for it the way I prepared previously!

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teabird

I know this is an old note, but I was just reading up on the tea before trying :) I’m pretty sure the weird little ball shape of the leaves is because they’re CTC, Crush-Tear-Curl, processed; it makes the tea taste harsher but steep faster, from what I’ve read and tasted.

Meghann M

Maybe this is one I’ll have to try again and justbfollow Teavana’s instructions. I definitely didn’t care for it the way I prepared previously!

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Live in the cornfields of IL, but not too far from the city. Expecting a baby any day now (due Oct 24 2011). Sticking to mainly herbal and low caffeine teas for now. Trying to encourage my husbands tea drinking, but he adds so much sweetner he may as well just drink diet pop. I love trying new teas, and will try any tea once.

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