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drank Chai With Chocolate by 52teas
902 tasting notes

Okay, a serious bit of backlog…had fully intended on copy/pasting this last night. In prep for the potential snow day we had coming (and we got), my coworkers and I stayed late to make sure payroll was put in correctly, and by the time I got home, I was just too tired to do anything but sleep. Didn’t even make a pot of tea! So, copy/pasting now:

So, in the middle of cooking the fudge this morning, I realized that I hadn’t opened the tea of the day. So for the 20 minutes or so it took to finish it, I was obsessing over what this could be. Would it be new to me? Would I enjoy it? If it was caffeinated so I could make it now, or decaf and I’d have something to look forward to tonight?

I’m so excited that this one is the tea of the day; it’s one that I haven’t had and have been wanting to try! Frank’s cheesecake chais are the teas that convinced me that I do, in fact, like chais. And this one smells so much like the chocolate cheesecake chai! Before, I avoided chais like the plague. Now I’m pretty much willing to try any chai available!

This is smooth, creamy, and perfectly spiced. Very similar to the cheesecake chai, but this doesn’t have the creamy undertones. The spices blend together really well, and I can’t really taste one over any of the others. It’s certainly warming me up from the inside out this morning! Going to resteep these leaves for my to-go cuppa…too good to not resteep!

Second steep yielded a fantastic, fantastic cup that seemed to be even smoother and the spices and chocolate even more melded together. In fact, I think I preferred the second steep (5 min)!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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My love of tea started in 2001, whilst in an internship in London, England. I shared an office with a lovely man who would make me a cup of tea every morning without asking me if I even wanted it. I drink my tea neat now, because I’ve yet to find the sugar/milk combination that lives up to Pablo’s.

I drink any and all kinds of tea, and love trying new brands/varieties/flavors.

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