drank Coconut Chai by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
1828 tasting notes

Sandy and I bought a few new teas in Southern Season yesterday, so we are sitting down for a marathon tea tasting day. (Which reminds me, congratulations to Sandy on your first half marathon. You can add that to your Century Rides!).

I was staring at the walls of teas with my eyes glazing over at how many there were when I caught sight of this and a little neuron fired in my brain. I practically screamed, “That’s the tea that JacquelineM likes!”. Naturally we had to buy it and try it, and also thanks to JacquelineM I am having mine with an everything bagel. Until JacquelineM, I was a bagel atheist, but it turns out I was a bagel agnostic and Jacquelime showed me the way.

I could smell and taste the ginger and clove but I wasn’t getting much coconut, mostly just a creaminess.

We decided to take Mike Harney’s advice and slurp slurp slurp. That really amplified the clove and took it over the top but I didn’t pick up more coconut. I am drinking it plain. Perhaps the onion of my everything bagel is interfering with the coconut, or maybe it is just a hint and that is why I am getting creaminess instead of coconut. Either way, this is very good. It reminds me a bit of Stash Tea Holiday Chai. And I do believe we have just finished the whole pot!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Sandy

Thank you! but it was a full marathon & I want credit for the extra 13.1 miles

Veronica

Your line about being a bagel atheist/agnostic made me laugh. I’ve never thought of food in that particular way before. :)

ashmanra

WOW! I am impressed! Somehow I was thinking you ran a half! You better get that sticker for the back of your car…I sure would!

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Sandy

Thank you! but it was a full marathon & I want credit for the extra 13.1 miles

Veronica

Your line about being a bagel atheist/agnostic made me laugh. I’ve never thought of food in that particular way before. :)

ashmanra

WOW! I am impressed! Somehow I was thinking you ran a half! You better get that sticker for the back of your car…I sure would!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about five years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

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