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drank Mayan Chocolate Chai by 52teas
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I ordered this along with the Fruit Cocktail green tea (I also ordered the last of the Banana Split).

I feel like I should preface this by saying that I am quite biased when it comes to Chai tea. I love my own chai blend and I truly have found no chai that can measure up to that thus far. Including this one. (However, I would like to say that even though I’m biased, I think that if I were to find one that measures up to my own chai, I would say so)

But… this chai is quite different from my chai. Mine is not a chocolate chai, nor is it “Mayan” – that is, it doesn’t have chili pepper.

And those differences do make this tea quite good. The smell of the dry leaf was very intriguing… the aroma of the almonds is quite strong… and provides an interesting contrast to the peppery fragrance of the chili and the sweet chocolate.

I am enjoying this as a latte which is my preference for this tea (I did try it straight with no milk or sweetener and I didn’t really care for it as much).

It’s good.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Can totally agree w/ being biased. Except this is the one that makes me biased:) I buy it by the pound:)

Cofftea

I’d be curious as to what you’d think of it at 5 min. Inspite of a lack of milk I still think it tastes like mexican drinking chocolate when steeped that long. But then again I also use quite a bit of tea per cuppa.

LiberTEAS

Perhaps I’ll try that next time… I’m a little hesitant to brew any Assam past the 3 minute mark though… it’s sort of like a default setting in my brain – Assam – 2 1/2 minutes … 3 minutes is pushing it.

Cofftea

I can see that logic, but there’s also other goodies mixed in w/ the Assam:)

LiberTEAS

I know … but that doesn’t stop the Assam from becoming bitter, which is the reason for my “default setting.” I will simply have to over-ride the default… LOL and it should be interesting – it will be like an internal debate in my brain. haha

Cofftea

Never fear, the cayenne burns out bitterness:)

LiberTEAS

how is this in the re-steep?

Cofftea

It’s a chai mix so it’s a little different each time, but I’ve done as good as 4 steeps.

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Cofftea

Can totally agree w/ being biased. Except this is the one that makes me biased:) I buy it by the pound:)

Cofftea

I’d be curious as to what you’d think of it at 5 min. Inspite of a lack of milk I still think it tastes like mexican drinking chocolate when steeped that long. But then again I also use quite a bit of tea per cuppa.

LiberTEAS

Perhaps I’ll try that next time… I’m a little hesitant to brew any Assam past the 3 minute mark though… it’s sort of like a default setting in my brain – Assam – 2 1/2 minutes … 3 minutes is pushing it.

Cofftea

I can see that logic, but there’s also other goodies mixed in w/ the Assam:)

LiberTEAS

I know … but that doesn’t stop the Assam from becoming bitter, which is the reason for my “default setting.” I will simply have to over-ride the default… LOL and it should be interesting – it will be like an internal debate in my brain. haha

Cofftea

Never fear, the cayenne burns out bitterness:)

LiberTEAS

how is this in the re-steep?

Cofftea

It’s a chai mix so it’s a little different each time, but I’ve done as good as 4 steeps.

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