1349 Tasting Notes

79

Super light, refreshing tea, that would be lovely iced. I get mostly juicy, real peach though, and am missing any sort of ginger – boo.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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86

The description calls this a chai – I’m not sure what to call it exactly, other than shockingly delicious. Barely can taste the base, then there’s vanilla, some creaminess from the cardamom, something nutty, and orange. I love this tea!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
CelebriTEA

Sounds delish ;-)

Sil

oh maaaan…sounds amazing!

Suziqzer

Sounds like an intriguing mix of flavors.

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74
drank Golden Chai by Acquired Taste Tea Co.
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Hm. Methinks this is the same chai as the Spicy Chai, except that this has vanilla in it. Interesting. I definitely like this better – smoother – however it’s still too bitter as it cooled.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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72
drank Spicy Chai by Acquired Taste Tea Co.
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I think (?) this is what I’m reviewing? I have two chais here, and I forgot which was which. From the ingredient list, this looks like what I should be drinking… I need to look at my pictures… yep, this is the spicy chai.

I’m finding it really drying, and spicy, but more that it’s got a lot of spice in it than any sort of heat. Very thick, full bodied chai. Bitter as it cooled as well, which blows.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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88
drank Turmeric Snap (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
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Don’t you hate it when you have one of your favorite teas, and it’s not as you remembered it? I thought this was a sipdown, then I received a lovely package from Janelle today, replenishing this slightly so that I have another cup or two left. Good! Because this is okay, but not great tonight. Boo.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Angrboda

I’ve had that with Kusmi’s Caramel black recently. I don’t think it’s my perfect caramel anymore… sadface

Veronica

Yeah, I’m slowly drinking down the 4 ounces (!!!) Of Della Terra’s Eight Candles that I bought on Black Friday. It went from being fabulous to just meh. :/

Rosehips

Hate that feeling!

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83
drank Ginger Lime by The Tea Place
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This smells amazing, and it’s been taunting me for about a day, pleading with me to try it. I think I’ll have to try this iced, however hot, or cold, it’s lovely. Very strong lime flavor, little ginger other than a bit of kick to it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

Sounds so promising! Mmmmm ginger. Ah! Je suis sposer de vous Parler en Francais. Oups!

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76
drank Chocolate Chili Chai by The Tea Place
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Second time I’ve had it, first time I’m logging it. Definitely chocolaty smooth, mild chai… zero chili spice though, as per usual. I’ll have zero issue drinking this down.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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92
drank Kashmire Chai by Remedy Cafe
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While in Edmonton the past few days, Remedy Cafe’s Kasmire Chai (their spelling) has come up several times as a ‘must-try’. So today I found one said café (there are three in town), that happens to be just a few blocks from my hotel. I arrive, ask about the chai, and if I can buy some to take home with me.

“No, it’s a super-secret recipe, and it’s simmered for days in-house only”.

Well, crap. So I vow to come back after dinner – they’re open until midnight on a Sunday!! – and try out this infamous chai. I see signs on the walls saying it’s decaf and has nuts (pistachios) in it as warnings. Most of the people in the place are ordering/drinking the chai, and it’s surprisingly busy.

When I return, I order it “normal” (normal milk and sweetener). I find out later I can have it with several different types of milk, and any variation of sweetness. I do find it too sweet with the simple syrup used, but otherwise? Wowza.

I can see rose petals in the liquid itself, and eat them – surprising for me since I normally avoid rose petals in tea. I can also see and eat chunks of pistachios in every sip, which seem to add to the experience in very good ways. The rest I can only guess – I’m thinking standard chai spices, zero tea. Some call it “spicy” and while I can see why they’d say that (there is a lot of spice in this) it’s a 1 on a scale of 1-10 for spicy heat, like chili’s.

I really, really wish I could get some to take home with me, it’s that good and unusual. I may need to try and see if I can concoct something similar at home.

Fjellrev

I know, right? Remedy is my favourite place to hang out and eat in Edmonton. I practically lived there while I went to U of A. This is my absolute favourite chai in the world, and they’re the reason why I’m so damn picky about chai. I’m glad you were able to try it.

MissB

It really is quite amazing, and I’m bringing my friend tomorrow to try it too. He works near the downtown one, so I may be enabling a new tea drinker to shy away from their coffee addiction a bit. ;) I also saw on their website they’ll be selling it in restaurants soon, so I’m guessing/hoping they start selling it loose as well.

Fjellrev

I doubt they’d ever sell it loose. They used to make a concentrate, and you could buy a jug of it. Not sure if they do that anymore. I remember the owner saying that this one has something like thirty different spices in it, and they import them from India.

If you like Indian food, I hiiiiighly recommend the wraps. Drool. Palak paneer wrap and a Kashmire chai. OMG, my dream meal.

Sami Kelsh

Dammit, why isn’t this available where I live? Why didn’t I know about this place when I was visiting Edmonton?

MissB

Sounds like a plan for later today. Thanks! :) Sami, I only found out about it by asking a lot of people, “Where should I go while I’m here?” and it kept coming up.

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82

Had this yesterday in-store in Edmonton with a friend. Was really weak to start, and then got better with a longer steep. Less coconut than expected though, although it was very vanilla creamy, light and yummy.

Flavors: Coconut, Vanilla

Fjellrev

I had no idea this place existed. Seems really out of the way, though.

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92
drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
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Wow. This is one delicious green rooibos. It’s kinda, sorta, blowing my mind in fact, and wondering how on earth I can get some more – it being an in-person only, California blend and all. Perhaps the next time I’m in San Franciso, I need to go grab, oh, a retarded amount, and ship it back home to myself?

It smells divine, it tastes just like Honeydew, and I could easily have this in my regular rotation on decaf teas.

Thank you to jump62359 for sharing this with me!!

I bag for 12 oz.

Flavors: Honeydew

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
NayLynn

I’m drinking it too right now, it is yummy!

greenteafairy

I also had this one tonight!

jump62359

And now you see why I love love LOVE this tea so much!?
But I am so happy you got this and ecstatic that you enjoyed this! And thank you tons for the other package of teas!!

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites, green rooibos blends, straight blacks and greens, and have a long-standing adoration for herbals/medicinals. Dessert teas top my list along with anything cocoa-y.

I own an obscene amount of tea, and am always happy to share. Just got back from a six month exploration of Western Europe, so I’ve got some pretty lovely tea that we just can’t easily find this side of the pond. Woot!

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time exploring, playing board games, reading, hiking, hanging with friends.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, although for some reason the French seem to have figured out how to do this without making me ill. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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