90
drank Star Spangled Chai by The Devotea
2307 tasting notes

Free sample provided by the Devotea — many thanks again!

I know I’ve been posting a lot of whiny tasting notes but I have to whine a little bit more! I just got home from my first physical therapy appointment and boy, was that ever painful… It’s hard to imagine I’ll ever get back to normal. I wanted to treat myself to something nice when I got home, so I decided to bust this out… of course what I really want is an entire chocolate cake but that probably isn’t a good idea. ;-)

The spicy/sweet note of the star anise is definitely prominent here, the cinnamon is the next thing I notice followed by the clove and the black pepper. I enjoyed this with some soymilk and a bit of rock sugar and it’s just rich and sweet enough to imagine I’m doing something decadent. Definitely a unique chai and very warming for the chilly fog that’s rolling in. I can see myself keeping more of this on hand, I do love a good chai.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Lala

Ha ha. Your note makes me laugh (I am a physio!). It’s so true. I have a colleague that calls himself a physicalterrorist.

TeaBrat

Hey – at least I didn’t cry and I know it will help me in the long run. :)

Lala

Good luck! The pain will be worth it in the end.

Robert Godden

It’s great to hear that Star Spangled Chai can, in some small way, substitute for an entire chocolate cake. Best wishes from all at The Devotea for a speedy recovery.

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Lala

Ha ha. Your note makes me laugh (I am a physio!). It’s so true. I have a colleague that calls himself a physicalterrorist.

TeaBrat

Hey – at least I didn’t cry and I know it will help me in the long run. :)

Lala

Good luck! The pain will be worth it in the end.

Robert Godden

It’s great to hear that Star Spangled Chai can, in some small way, substitute for an entire chocolate cake. Best wishes from all at The Devotea for a speedy recovery.

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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