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Trying this for the first time was quite a shock — way too much cinnamon & cloves to the nose, so strong to the point I questioned whether I wanted to make a cup with it or not. Alas, the taste is just as overpowering. There is too much cinnamon & cloves to let the nutmeg, ginger & cardamon shine in harmony with them. It’s like someone slapped me upside the head with a branch of that cinnamon tree instead of singing the the flavors of chai.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m a big fan of cinnamon & cloves (and the rest of the spices), in fact I’ll add them at the drop of a hat to most recipes. In comparison, I really enjoy the RoT White Chai but this Stash tea goes into my swap pile. #tea

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec
Janefan

you’ve explained the problem with this tea very well! I’m sadly still stuck with 6-8 bags of it. Getting hit upside the head by a cinnamon tree is no fun :(

JustDuckyInNE

Too true! ;-)

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Janefan

you’ve explained the problem with this tea very well! I’m sadly still stuck with 6-8 bags of it. Getting hit upside the head by a cinnamon tree is no fun :(

JustDuckyInNE

Too true! ;-)

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I’m 57, used to be I/T project & program manager and live with a pug (Rhumba). I drink white- and green teas almost exclusively to cut down on caffeine.

I enjoyed black tea in college when I drank gallons all day long. Unfortunately the only tea available then was Lipton & Nestea. sigh What a difference now, in the stores and with the Internet.

I’ve been inspired by all of your taste notes to try different manufacturers, URLs, and flavors, so thank you Steepers.

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