I’m very much in the mood for creamy today even though it’s hot out. I think it has to do with the AC being on. You see, I’m very sensitive to temperature changes, and my husband is very sensitive to heat. He usually wins this battle by putting on the air. I end up putting on longer layers to stay warm… and drinking hot tea!

To soothe the need to put cream and sugar in my cup, I decided chai would fit the bill. I’m also feeling a bit nutty. Hazelnut Chai is checking off all my wants.

My cups of chai are always sweetened with a healthy dose of dairy. I like this particular blend because its not black pepper-spicy. It’s not my favorite ingredient in chai. The more it has in it, the more I feel I have to compensate it with sugar. So I tend to lean more toward chai has has pepper toward the bottom of the ingredient list, if its in there at all.

This is nutty and comforting – just what I’m feeling like! :)

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Vortegne

Could you recommend some other good nutty teas please?

ScottTeaMan

For a nutty green tea, try Genmai Cha.

Vortegne

Thank you, Scott!

Will Work For Tea

I really haven’t tried too many nutty teas, but am constantly looking for new ones to try.

Having said that, I do like Adagio’s Hazelnut black. I’m really heavy-handed on the leaf with that one though, mostly because it’s cheap and I can get it pretty easily. It’s also one of the nuttier teas that I’ve had that doesn’t have other flavors added to it.

I enjoy the Mocha Nut Mate by Adagio too. It tastes more nutty and earthy to me than chocolate.

Some Steepsters have also said that ATR’s Brioche is good – calling it a almond pastry. I find it more of a bready, bakey taste that has a back note of nuttiness.

I know toasty is not really nutty, but I find they are kind of similar. To that I’d say Rishi’s Houjicha green tea and American Tea Room’s Genmaicha are also really good.

Hope that helps. :)

ScottTeaMan

Yes Houjicha is another nutty tea…….really good.

Vortegne

Woah, that’s a lot of teas there. Thank you a lot, I surely will be looking forward to buying some of there! :)

LiberTEAS

Try the Caramel Praline Delight from Ovation Teas for a delicious hazelnut tea. YUM! Pistachio Ice Cream from Butiki Teas is delicious.

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Vortegne

Could you recommend some other good nutty teas please?

ScottTeaMan

For a nutty green tea, try Genmai Cha.

Vortegne

Thank you, Scott!

Will Work For Tea

I really haven’t tried too many nutty teas, but am constantly looking for new ones to try.

Having said that, I do like Adagio’s Hazelnut black. I’m really heavy-handed on the leaf with that one though, mostly because it’s cheap and I can get it pretty easily. It’s also one of the nuttier teas that I’ve had that doesn’t have other flavors added to it.

I enjoy the Mocha Nut Mate by Adagio too. It tastes more nutty and earthy to me than chocolate.

Some Steepsters have also said that ATR’s Brioche is good – calling it a almond pastry. I find it more of a bready, bakey taste that has a back note of nuttiness.

I know toasty is not really nutty, but I find they are kind of similar. To that I’d say Rishi’s Houjicha green tea and American Tea Room’s Genmaicha are also really good.

Hope that helps. :)

ScottTeaMan

Yes Houjicha is another nutty tea…….really good.

Vortegne

Woah, that’s a lot of teas there. Thank you a lot, I surely will be looking forward to buying some of there! :)

LiberTEAS

Try the Caramel Praline Delight from Ovation Teas for a delicious hazelnut tea. YUM! Pistachio Ice Cream from Butiki Teas is delicious.

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I’m a native Midwesterner (Iowa, specifically) who was happily uprooted to California twice. SoCal is what I consider home, even though I currently don’t live there. I hope to return home again!

Tea has really come to fill the void of my current displacement. My husband & I (with our two tiny weenies) moved to Indiana hardly knowing a soul. It’s been a tougher transition for me than I’d thought it would be. I have amassed a cupboard of teas to keep me company until I feel more familiar in my newer surroundings.

I will refrain from giving numerical values to teas because I am a faddist. My likes and dislikes are constantly changing. Flavored blacks are what I gravitate to the most. Having said that, I do enjoy a wide variety of teas – you name it, I’ll try it. I may not like it today, but I might revisit it later and love it.

Flavor note: I prefer my teas to be bold in flavor. I am starting to come around to drinking tea without additives. But I do like to dirty my tea with rock sugar/simple syrup and sometimes with half-n-half/milk. Unflavored greens are unsweetened, but flavored greens I usually add rock sugar. Lately I have been favoring flavored guayusa and matés.

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