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drank Masala Chai by Samovar
911 tasting notes

Half milk, half water, some sugar, some tea. Not quite boiling. As it first started warming up, it smelled like a cross between Chinese food and some unknown holiday dessert that I can’t place. As it gets closer to boiling I’m getting more dessert and less Chinese food (which is probably good but the former was intriguing). I also think I dropped something on the stove because I also smell a little burning. Oops. Hmm, I think that dessert-like taste is like a Christmas cookie. Cinnamon-y and sugar-cookie-bake-y.

Doesn’t taste cookie-like though. Or if it does, I want some of those cookies. I wish I could pick out all the tastes, but I can’t. But it’s warm and spicy and sweet from something that isn’t just my added sugar. And I can’t stop drinking it. This is insanely addictive.

takgoti

Eeeeeeee! I’ll have to watch out for Chinese food smell next time. That’s interesting.

Micah

Gotta get me some of this stuff!! I’ve tried on several occasions to make chai but it’s never worked out. You people and your Samovar teas are like little goblins trying to separate me from my pathetic, defenseless wallet.

Auggy

@takgoti, I’m guessing it is one of the spices coming through before the others do but I don’t know much about what spices would be used in Chinese cooking so I can’t begin to guess which one. But it smells like this one place that makes really good sesame balls.
@Micah, it’s all takgoti’s fault really. Blame her. We all do. :)

takgoti

It’s true. I’d say something goblin-like here, but I’m not sure what that would be. Will Golem do? Gives us your walletses. Yesssss, yessssss…

Jamie King

Had some chai boil over on the stove the other day. Took 3 days for the linger to get out of my apartment. On the bright side, the tea was pretty darn good.

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takgoti

Eeeeeeee! I’ll have to watch out for Chinese food smell next time. That’s interesting.

Micah

Gotta get me some of this stuff!! I’ve tried on several occasions to make chai but it’s never worked out. You people and your Samovar teas are like little goblins trying to separate me from my pathetic, defenseless wallet.

Auggy

@takgoti, I’m guessing it is one of the spices coming through before the others do but I don’t know much about what spices would be used in Chinese cooking so I can’t begin to guess which one. But it smells like this one place that makes really good sesame balls.
@Micah, it’s all takgoti’s fault really. Blame her. We all do. :)

takgoti

It’s true. I’d say something goblin-like here, but I’m not sure what that would be. Will Golem do? Gives us your walletses. Yesssss, yessssss…

Jamie King

Had some chai boil over on the stove the other day. Took 3 days for the linger to get out of my apartment. On the bright side, the tea was pretty darn good.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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