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drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
382 tasting notes

Thai Chai has the dubious distinction of being the only tea/tea-like thing that I will drink with milk. Although it is rice milk so I pretend it does not count. I didn’t steep it for very long because I prefer the flavor to be on the weak side as it makes the coconut flavor (which I am not a huge fan of) recede a lot.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Jim Marks

I rarely add dairy to any teas, either. Earl gray and chai are the exceptions.

I’ve found almond milk to be a great choice for chai because you can boil it without worrying about scalding the dairy fat as you would real milk.

Ewa

Earl Gray, really? That’s one of the teas it would not even occur to me to add milk to, but it can definitely be excellent for smoothing out a spicy chai. I’ve tried almond milk before too – the flavor works really well with chai, in addition to it’s other advantages. Rice milk just happened to be on sale the last time I was at the grocery store.

Jim Marks

Earl Gray is a pretty traditional “milk & sweetener” tea, I think… unless I’ve been huffing paint fumes, again…

Ewa

Could be! I was raised in the Eastern European tea tradition, which tends not to add milk to anything, so I have no idea what is traditional. That aside, even if I did know about it, the combination of citrus and milk just doesn’t do a lot for me.

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Jim Marks

I rarely add dairy to any teas, either. Earl gray and chai are the exceptions.

I’ve found almond milk to be a great choice for chai because you can boil it without worrying about scalding the dairy fat as you would real milk.

Ewa

Earl Gray, really? That’s one of the teas it would not even occur to me to add milk to, but it can definitely be excellent for smoothing out a spicy chai. I’ve tried almond milk before too – the flavor works really well with chai, in addition to it’s other advantages. Rice milk just happened to be on sale the last time I was at the grocery store.

Jim Marks

Earl Gray is a pretty traditional “milk & sweetener” tea, I think… unless I’ve been huffing paint fumes, again…

Ewa

Could be! I was raised in the Eastern European tea tradition, which tends not to add milk to anything, so I have no idea what is traditional. That aside, even if I did know about it, the combination of citrus and milk just doesn’t do a lot for me.

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I’m a Pole who grew up in Texas, is currently a graduate student in California studying Japan. How’s THAT for random?

Being Polish, my family has always drunk a lot of tea, and I am no different. I may drink more tea than water. On the other hand, I can’t say that I’m very particular about it; I’m generally pretty careless with steeping times and water temperature and I don’t even have a proper teapot (mostly because the lid broke during the move to California ;_;).

I always drink my tea unsweetened and I only add milk in the case of the most egregiously chai-ish of chais. (not really a big fan of milk in general)

Given that so many of my entries seem to be about my morning tea, I felt I should add something here about me and mornings: I fail at mornings. I fail at them a LOT. Therefore I often also fail at proper tea making in the mornings.

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