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drank Chocolate Chai by Adagio Teas
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Tried this again. Attempted to make the dirty chai boiled in a pot. Wound up kinda making it, but it turned out really well.

Took two cups of hot water. Brought to a boil with 1 tbsp of German Rock Sugar. Once sugar dissolved added two heaping tea spoons of the Chocolate Chai tea. Boiled for three minutes, simmered for two (total 5 minutes brew time). Strained into mug and enjoyed.

The aroma is spicy. The taste is chocolate upfront followed by chai spice as the ending taste. Very delicious. Might be fantastic with milk, will try and add notes.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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