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I won this as part of Tea-Oh’s facebook contest a few weeks ago. I wish I knew what all of the ingredients were, as something in it is just not sitting right with my tongue. Maybe it’s that I used skim milk instead of the richer soy or half and half, maybe it’s the CTC sized leaves, it just wasn’t a tea for me.

I’m looking to give this tea another home. Roughly 50g left. It is similar to Adagio’s masala chai with some added roseblooms. PM me or leave a comment if you would like this tea forwarded to you to try. I really think other chai lovers may enjoy it. I just think I’ll stick with my favorite chai with chocolate-52teas for awhile.

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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I would love to try this…Would that be ok?

Meghann M

Sure, that would be just fine. I’d be curious to see what you think of it. I think my expectations were too high for this tea.

Cofftea Meghann M, if you want to try it again- try adding it to chai w/ chocolate. Rose and chocolate make a killer combo. Leave out the milk… maybe add sugar? Maybe a boiling steeping temp?
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Thanks, I love rose reminds me of India so I have a feeling this may work for me. Do you have my address?

Meghann M

Yes. I just checked to make sure, I’ll get it out this week! Cofftea-good suggestion. I may save 2tsp to try that way.

loupea

Sounds like a very interesting tea. With a name like that, you really do need to know the ingredients!

Laura B

The ingredients—which I’ll update the tea to reflect—ARE a bit odd: Black tea, chopped & powdered ginger, chopped & powdered cardamom, chopped & powdered coriander, chopped & powdered cinnamon, chopped cloves, chopped black pepper, rosepetals, lavender, and jasmine buds.

My purveyor has it (then again he has 700 teas :P and just as many glassware options :P) and he’s wonderful about having all the directions and ingredients, good thing since lavender=allergen, along with chrysanthemum, linden flower, even ginger for some (I prefer punjab region chai—no ginger or very little, lots of cardamom as the key one, sometimes really complex ie curry and rampe leaves but ALWAYS cardamom :D).

Cofftea

Holy crap, I love your purveyor! :)

Laura B

He’s online, too, though you’ll have to ask about some things like his in-house blends, big high-altitude silk road pu’ehr cakes at all ages and prizes (black and green alike), etc… angelinasteas.com :) He’s AMAZING and heh take this example… but don’t DARE tell him he’s underpriced… Lady Hannah’s Whole Fruit (my sister was getting it for me and shipping it to where I currently am—home is always home, though!), which smelled so incredible she went back and got more (plus my cat’s name is Hannah… it is fate since I was needing some herbal/fruit teas for cold summer no-caffeine, not-sugarybleh drinks)… the Tea Table, I believe, is what it originally was listed as—the reviewer mentioned who had it as the tea of the month… and check the price per ounce… see how much you have to get to even come NEAR Angelina’s prices… seriously, tell him Laura B with Hannah Cat sent you if you do order. He deserves, as a former prize tea judge, to stay in business in this economy, especially since he’s one of very few who’ll carry things like Silk Road Prize Teas, who’ll try out TeaGuys in MA and have Te Teas and even “other” teas people love like PG Tips (though I have this hunch he doesn’t keep THAT in the home cupboard!). He KNOWS his art and is always excited to talk about it from what I have experienced (my sister did encounter him stressed out once and almost hugged him except he was so stressed he’d probably flip despite being North Carolina :P). Too many people just get into tea for the profit; plenty don’t even DRINK tea, let alone know nuances. Anyway, go look at his basic-but-huuuge online assortment and ask him about things like his citrus bouquet or Chief Judge or Meridian blends… and always let him know who sent you. It helps him know that the advertising needed is HERE with yappy people like ME :D

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RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I would love to try this…Would that be ok?

Meghann M

Sure, that would be just fine. I’d be curious to see what you think of it. I think my expectations were too high for this tea.

Cofftea Meghann M, if you want to try it again- try adding it to chai w/ chocolate. Rose and chocolate make a killer combo. Leave out the milk… maybe add sugar? Maybe a boiling steeping temp?
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Thanks, I love rose reminds me of India so I have a feeling this may work for me. Do you have my address?

Meghann M

Yes. I just checked to make sure, I’ll get it out this week! Cofftea-good suggestion. I may save 2tsp to try that way.

loupea

Sounds like a very interesting tea. With a name like that, you really do need to know the ingredients!

Laura B

The ingredients—which I’ll update the tea to reflect—ARE a bit odd: Black tea, chopped & powdered ginger, chopped & powdered cardamom, chopped & powdered coriander, chopped & powdered cinnamon, chopped cloves, chopped black pepper, rosepetals, lavender, and jasmine buds.

My purveyor has it (then again he has 700 teas :P and just as many glassware options :P) and he’s wonderful about having all the directions and ingredients, good thing since lavender=allergen, along with chrysanthemum, linden flower, even ginger for some (I prefer punjab region chai—no ginger or very little, lots of cardamom as the key one, sometimes really complex ie curry and rampe leaves but ALWAYS cardamom :D).

Cofftea

Holy crap, I love your purveyor! :)

Laura B

He’s online, too, though you’ll have to ask about some things like his in-house blends, big high-altitude silk road pu’ehr cakes at all ages and prizes (black and green alike), etc… angelinasteas.com :) He’s AMAZING and heh take this example… but don’t DARE tell him he’s underpriced… Lady Hannah’s Whole Fruit (my sister was getting it for me and shipping it to where I currently am—home is always home, though!), which smelled so incredible she went back and got more (plus my cat’s name is Hannah… it is fate since I was needing some herbal/fruit teas for cold summer no-caffeine, not-sugarybleh drinks)… the Tea Table, I believe, is what it originally was listed as—the reviewer mentioned who had it as the tea of the month… and check the price per ounce… see how much you have to get to even come NEAR Angelina’s prices… seriously, tell him Laura B with Hannah Cat sent you if you do order. He deserves, as a former prize tea judge, to stay in business in this economy, especially since he’s one of very few who’ll carry things like Silk Road Prize Teas, who’ll try out TeaGuys in MA and have Te Teas and even “other” teas people love like PG Tips (though I have this hunch he doesn’t keep THAT in the home cupboard!). He KNOWS his art and is always excited to talk about it from what I have experienced (my sister did encounter him stressed out once and almost hugged him except he was so stressed he’d probably flip despite being North Carolina :P). Too many people just get into tea for the profit; plenty don’t even DRINK tea, let alone know nuances. Anyway, go look at his basic-but-huuuge online assortment and ask him about things like his citrus bouquet or Chief Judge or Meridian blends… and always let him know who sent you. It helps him know that the advertising needed is HERE with yappy people like ME :D

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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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