545 Tasting Notes
I remembered to use only one green cardamon pod. Still pretty cardamony but also now gingery. Perhaps I just taste cardamon too strongly? I’m thinking about adding some black tea next time to see what it does to the spiciness. But what kind?
1 cup water. 1 tbsp natural cane sugar. bring to boil. 1 tbsp chai tea leaf. simmer 5. 1 cup milk. bring to boil. turn off heat. let steep 8 min 30 sec.
I brought this tea along with one other at one of those little specialty gourmet foods shops just to buy a little something after walking around. The tea bag smelled weird. The tea smelled weird. The tea tasted sour and tart and not in a good way. It had very little tea taste. I manged to drink more than I thought I would, which still wasn’t very much. I am willing to give it one more try at some point, then it goes.
I am rating this tea a 30, which is the lowest end of my meh range (30-40).
I’ll admit that I’m starting to go through a bit of a Thomas phase. That day Thomas had a little more bite and a little more biscuity. I had to leave right after the first mug so I didn’t get to the second steep until later.
2nd steep: 5 min 30 sec.
I must have been having a bit of a dud night because I am already hoarding this tea and drinking it only occasionally as it is a bit of a different change from the usually ‘sleepytime’ blends. It was, as usual, very drinkable and I consumed two cups like snap.
2nd steep: 9 min 30 sec.