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I am so thrilled – I was making an order to drugstore.com for the protein bars that I like to eat for breakfast sometimes (I buy a few cases at a time) and lo and behold – they sell Zhena’s Gypsy tea! I was able to get Coconut Chai plus a few others including this one! They are having a buy 3 get a dollar off each tin deal right now.

This is another excellent rooibos chai. It’s full bodied and very black pepperish. I am surprised how robust a tisane those lil teabags make! I put some sugar crystals and a splash of milk in (great!) and I think next time I’ll try some honey.

Once again, Zhena – I’m very impressed! Another winter evening staple!

(Oh – and the one I bought is called Firelight Chai but I think it’s the same thing. Not sure if mine is the old name, or if this is the old name)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 45 sec
Jaime

Firelight’s the new name. Same formula. I’d been avoiding this one because of the chai part…I’ll have to look for it next time I’m at Kroger!

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Jaime

Firelight’s the new name. Same formula. I’d been avoiding this one because of the chai part…I’ll have to look for it next time I’m at Kroger!

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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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