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drank Premium Chai by Butiki Teas
263 tasting notes

I would like to thank Stacy for providing, at my request, a sample of this with my order. As I’m still searching for my chai (I used to say “the perfect chai” but really, what is that?) I decided to try what I hoped was one of the better ones and asked Stacy for a sample.

The spices do indeed blend together nicely. There’s no overpowering clove as was the case with most, if not all, chais I’ve had but I’m beginning to wonder if chais are intended to be steeped in milk. As much as I enjoyed the flavour of this one, it seemed to be lacking a certain something. Maybe a stronger base? But not too strong or astringent. I’m mucking this up. You see, I have never had a chai that blew me away (there was one that came close) so I can’t quite put my finger on what it is I’m looking for. You’ve been there, right? Maybe not with tea, maybe with something else. You’re looking for something, you’re not sure what it is but when you find it, Booyah!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Butiki Teas

This one was definitely made with the intention of using a lot of sugar and milk. After we finish the last of this batch we are looking to work on a new chai but I am having a difficult time figuring out which direction to take it in. I think chai is a little difficult since everyone seems to be looking for something different.

Nxtdoor

@Butiki Teas — when you have a new one ready I’ll likely be trying. I wouldn’t mind having more to play with. Most ones I’ve had are not even worth playing around with, but this one I like the flavour itself. I think I just need it stronger so I can try playing with the leaf a little.

Butiki Teas

Nxtdoor-We definitely tend to put our brewing parameters towards the lighter side. Glad you are enjoying the flavor.

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Butiki Teas

This one was definitely made with the intention of using a lot of sugar and milk. After we finish the last of this batch we are looking to work on a new chai but I am having a difficult time figuring out which direction to take it in. I think chai is a little difficult since everyone seems to be looking for something different.

Nxtdoor

@Butiki Teas — when you have a new one ready I’ll likely be trying. I wouldn’t mind having more to play with. Most ones I’ve had are not even worth playing around with, but this one I like the flavour itself. I think I just need it stronger so I can try playing with the leaf a little.

Butiki Teas

Nxtdoor-We definitely tend to put our brewing parameters towards the lighter side. Glad you are enjoying the flavor.

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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 and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

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.

NOTE: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity. Home improvements, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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Toronto Canada

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