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I’m reading “the secret daughter” by Shilpi Somaya Gowda and oh my gosh, they’re in India and well, it’s chai this and chai that until I couldn’t take it anymore and went to the stash from Dexter3657 and killed the sample! I must do two things a) buy more of this and b) try other companies’ chai to see what’s out there. Although, why look for better when you have the best, right?

Although, note to self, this doesn’t go very well with the raw shallots from my quinoa Greek salad. I have to have a few tiny sips to cleanse the palate.

Great chai, the best I’ve had so far. I still need to buy almond milk.

Sil

this version is slightly different from previous versions. I personally like verdant’s previous version to this slightly better :)

Nxtdoor

Are you trying to burst my happy bubble? :)

TastyBrew

@sil, what was the previous version? Just different LB or different recipe?

Sil

never nxtdoor! tasty – not sure…but website says: New winter formulation with tulsi, thai ginger, clove, and more. helpful i know…

Bonnie

You can always buy just the chai spice mix and add the black tea you prefer. I happen to love the winter winter ginger blend and add black tea (usually laoshan black) to it.

Bonnie

Sorry…dumb Kindle…1 Winter!

Nxtdoor

Wow. I never thought of adding things to the dry leaf, certainly had no idea one could buy spice mixes. Thanks. I probably won’t do it but it’s good information to have!

Bonnie

In time. I love to cook..so eventually as I became more comfortable with tea I began to experiment. I cook with tea sometimes too.

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Sil

this version is slightly different from previous versions. I personally like verdant’s previous version to this slightly better :)

Nxtdoor

Are you trying to burst my happy bubble? :)

TastyBrew

@sil, what was the previous version? Just different LB or different recipe?

Sil

never nxtdoor! tasty – not sure…but website says: New winter formulation with tulsi, thai ginger, clove, and more. helpful i know…

Bonnie

You can always buy just the chai spice mix and add the black tea you prefer. I happen to love the winter winter ginger blend and add black tea (usually laoshan black) to it.

Bonnie

Sorry…dumb Kindle…1 Winter!

Nxtdoor

Wow. I never thought of adding things to the dry leaf, certainly had no idea one could buy spice mixes. Thanks. I probably won’t do it but it’s good information to have!

Bonnie

In time. I love to cook..so eventually as I became more comfortable with tea I began to experiment. I cook with tea sometimes too.

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Im a fairly recent follower of the loose leaf tea drinking cult. March 2013 to be exact. Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician, I’m a chef and a wine lover with a trained palate but find that I lack the linguistic prowess for tea tasting notes. Now there’s something to learn!

I prefer flavoured teas. It’s probably the newbie in me. I just don’t get cravings for a straight black tea. If I end up having one, I drop in a slice of lemon and artificial rum flavouring (ugh, what moron admits to this?). A black tea fixed this way reminds me of skating at an outdoor rink as a young one, with a thermos full of tea made just as I described..

Im learning so I drink them all. everything! Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

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