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drank Cape Town Chai by American Tea Room
2576 tasting notes

Herbal chai of the afternoon here. Regular readers of my tea log may “get” the fact that I enjoy a spicy tea.

I have tried way too many blends that are like this, but even so. I think this is an amazing rooibos chai. I am a big fan of ginger and cardamom and this has plenty of both. I also detect fennel and cinnamon and maybe a touch of pepper. I like chai blends that are not ALL about the cinnamon. I wish I could try it side by side with Rishi’s rooibos chai which I also really like (but have been out of for a while). Spices seem really well balanced to me. Perfect with a touch of soymilk and stevia.

On an aside note, ATR claims their sample packs make 4 servings but I am finding that I am getting 2-3 servings out of them. Not sure if I consistently overleaf my teas but I would pick up the larger size of this if I order through them again.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
Sil

heh and see for most of their sample packs i get 4+ ie. I can have 2 cups if I make them normal size…and still have enough to share with a couple people.

TeaBrat

interesting….

Sil

if i make sil sized cups then i get 2-3 heh

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Sil

heh and see for most of their sample packs i get 4+ ie. I can have 2 cups if I make them normal size…and still have enough to share with a couple people.

TeaBrat

interesting….

Sil

if i make sil sized cups then i get 2-3 heh

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