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drank Samurai Chai Maté by Teavana
702 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 5 tsp
Additives: none
Water: filtered, boiling, 1 cast iron teapot full
Tool: Cast Iron Teapot with Mesh basket strainer
Steep Time: a little over 6 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell:
MilitiaJim: It smells kinda like Jaegermeister. Very medicinal.
AmazonV: Peppers, cardamon, cinnamon.
Steeped Tea Smell:
MilitiaJim: It still smells medicinal.
AmazonV: Peppers, cardamon, cinnamon.
Flavor:
MilitiaJim: vaguely spicy
AmazonV: Sweet, orange, clove, cinnamon
Body: Full
Aftertaste: spicy
Liquor: cloudy orange-green-yellow

The taste reminded me of the holidays. We drank it as tea and did not make it as proper chai.

Post-Steep Additives: MilitiaJim added 1 tsp German rock sugar -“better now, sweet and spicy.”

Resteep: 7 min – weak, watery, cinnamon clove water with a hint of citrus – dumping it.

images: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2010/03/teavana-loose-leaf-mate-tea-samurai.html

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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I am The Devotea USA. I love caffeine! I prefer tea to coffee. I prefer my flavors to be in your face, not subtle. I plan to use this blog to keep track of the teas I have tried.

I get my daily dose of caffeine from Starbucks (Grande soy no water chai latte).

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0-25=Bleh! not again if it were free
25-50=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
50-75=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
75-100=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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