drank Cinnamon Chai by Paromi
1112 tasting notes

I purchased this tisane at Whole Foods since I didn’t want to leave the store without SOMEthing for my cup! Swanky packaging – a big amber glass jar filled with silken sachets – suckered me right in ;)

I prepared it like the directions stated, although when I saw the amount of stuff in the sachet I knew that I personally would find it weak if I used 12-14 oz of water per sachet as recommended, so I used 2 sachets for 20 oz of water. When I make it again, I will only use 8 oz of water because it was still a tad weak – a tad weak but a really, truly delicious tad weak :)

Yup, this stuff is good! It tastes like you would think a fancy rooibos chai that comes in a big amber glass jar would, but also like they snuck in some of Tazo’s Vanilla Rooibos. I looked, and there is vanilla in this blend, which I don’t think is traditional in most chais, and that must be the difference…and you know how I love vanilla! The thing I most liked about this was how full flavored and vibrant the spices were. Sometimes companies use not the freshest spices and the tea tastes a bit flat and musty. Not this stuff. The spices are the star of the show. You should see the gorgeous red peppercorns!

My husband also slurped it down at an alarming rate and declared it delicious, so I think we have an evening tea time winner on our hands! :)

It’s expensive ($9.99 for 15 silken sachets – this makes it more expensive than even the Tazo which I complain about!!) but for an occasional treat, I can deal. Happily? Sadly? this company has quite a few delicious sounding flavors (Chocolate Orange! Coconut Almond!) so I wouldn’t be surprised if I became entranced by the amber jar once again on a Whole Foods run.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
takgoti

I’m going to have to keep an eye out for this whence next I am at the grocery mecca.

JacquelineM

Whole Paycheck! ;) I figured I was there so I got some hair dye, face cream and soap and was shocked at my total – it sure does cost a lot of money to not poison yourself with chemicals!!!

gmathis

My teenager recently observed that it’s a weird world when Twinkies cost less than fresh fruit.

JacquelineM

gmathis – it really is. Your teenager is so right. I don’t want to live in that world!!

Adham

I’ve been looking for some caffeine free tasty tisanes – sounds like these may be just right.

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takgoti

I’m going to have to keep an eye out for this whence next I am at the grocery mecca.

JacquelineM

Whole Paycheck! ;) I figured I was there so I got some hair dye, face cream and soap and was shocked at my total – it sure does cost a lot of money to not poison yourself with chemicals!!!

gmathis

My teenager recently observed that it’s a weird world when Twinkies cost less than fresh fruit.

JacquelineM

gmathis – it really is. Your teenager is so right. I don’t want to live in that world!!

Adham

I’ve been looking for some caffeine free tasty tisanes – sounds like these may be just right.

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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