3 Tasting Notes


I recently did a taste test, ordering several breakfast teas and putting them in a brew-to-brew battle. Brodies came in with a definite win. This is a rich, dark tea, with a robust flavor and a lovely maltiness without getting bitter. Others were weak and light-colored in comparison.

When I’m having my daily brew I’m an impatient drinker of tea, and I love that I can pour boiling water over a bag after dinner and it has steeped in just a minute or so. If I’m in the mood to really sit down and go through the tea rituals I’ll choose something more exotic from my cupboard, but this is a great daily blend that comes out on top for me.

Compared against: Taylors of Harrogate Scottish Breakfast and English Breakfast, London English Breakfast, Harney and Sons English Breakfast, Thompson’s Family Tea Irish Breakfast.

2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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This is the most amazing chocolate chai EVER. I bought it once at my grocery store and fell desperately in love with it. Then I went back, after devouring the tin, and discovered it was gone! Now I hoard it like nobody’s business, because I can only get it by ordering online. ETA: Well, it’s back in my grocery store again, and I am a happy camper! This is just the best out there.

I like my black tea English-style, with milk and sugar, and this tea totally recommends itself for adding a splash of cream. It’s rich and warm with a real chocolate taste and a blend of flavors that makes it perfect for curling up in the winter with a good book and a big steaming mug of it.

I have tried other chocolate teas and even other chocolate chais and they are crap compared to this one. There’s my seal of approval.

3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Winter Salo

Don’t you hate it when tea inexplicably disappears from shelves? My Mum’s favourite lemongrass & ginger has to be the most well hidden tea on the planet, I always manage to find it little gourmet market stalls in the middle of nowhere and that’s about it. I’m glad you managed to find this online – you’re making me so envious I’ve been very disappointed when the choc chip chais I’ve tasted and am always on the lookout for a good one.


I just purchased another chocolate chai by Rishi, and I’m going to do a taste test with Zhena’s and it to see how they rank against the other. Hopefully Rishi will be a fun substitute!

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drank Snow Geisha by Teavana
3 tasting notes

This tea was amazing. A friend and I had a tea-tasting evening a couple of years ago, and I had just a precious bit of this tea. We ignored Teavana’s ridiculous tea instructions and brewed Snow Geisha for exactly 60 seconds, using water just before it had reached the boiling point.

The tea actually tasted like snow. We sat there and sipped it and were amazed at how bright and dry it was – with a crispness like a fresh snowy day and the very mild, sweet flavor. I think we must have had the original version because this tea was really revolutionary for me, a traditional black tea, milk-and-sugar gal. I absolutely love and and miss it – there’s nothing like your first time.

1 min, 0 sec

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