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The smell of the dry tea is undeniably cloves. Cloves aren’t usually my favorite spice in chai (not a least favorite or one I dislike, just not something I find myself craving), but it really works here. This is a little bitter today for some reason. Maybe I steeped it too long.
8 ounces water + 200 degrees + 22 minutes
I tried steeping this a second time for a longer time. It’s pretty light and now has an oily sheen across the top. It still smells a bit spicy though. This cup is watered down, not much flavor.
Flavors: Bitter, Cloves, Spices
I enjoyed this one so much yesterday afternoon that I reached for it as my first tea of the day. This is just surprisingly good. I’ve mostly only had Celestial Seasonings herbal teas and, for the most part, they are just okay to me. I guess that’s the reason I haven’t really tried any of the others until now. It might be a good time to see what else they offer aside from the variety packs of herbal and fruity tisanes.
Every once in a while, someone will bring a box of something that they didn’t particularly like and leave it in our break room so that someone else can finish it off. I’m guessing that’s the case here. This box of chai teabags has been sitting next to the coffee supplies at work for the past several weeks. I didn’t give it much thought at first since I usually bring my own tea, but one of my coworkers mentioned to me the other day that this was one of her favorites now since trying it here at work. I had some extra cream in my bag today so I grabbed one to try, just to see what it’s like. The first thing I notice is the strong scent of cloves. The taste is mostly clove too, but there is also a caramel flavor that I’m really enjoying. I’m pleasantly surprised by this one. It’s really quite good.
Flavors: Caramel, Cloves
This is quite a nice tea, especially when you consider the low price tag! The flavor is not very strong – the hibiscus seems to overshadow the watermelon and lime flavors. Although I wish the watermelon taste was more prominent, it kind of leaves a watermelon Jolly Rancher taste in your mouth, which is nice!
Yup. Tastes like chamomile. I’m not really sure what people are complaining about. Don’t drink it if you don’t like chamomile, I guess. And don’t hate it for not being more complex…it’s pretty much just marketed as “chamomile” which is really all one wants sometimes if you like straight chamomile.
I have a terrible time falling asleep, and have essentially my entire life. It takes me well over an hour most nights to fall asleep. I had this problem when I was a kid as well. I have taken valerian root capsules, but they smell like parmesan cheese to me, and not in a good way. Why take a gross pill when I can unwind and have a mug of tea instead? The first night I had a mug, I didn’t notice a big difference. I put two bags in my second night, and have stayed at two bags for the last few nights. I think that drinking this every night has helped, as the valerian root is built up a bit in my system. Now, this tea really helps to quickly help me to fall asleep. I am not a fan of chamomile, so I sweetened with a bit of honey and enjoyed how the honey morphed the taste of the chamomile, and made it less over powering. I try to drink this about an hour or so before I go to bed, but have found that I can drink the tea, lay down on the couch, put on a podcast, and be asleep in minutes. While the tea is not one that I would drink for taste, it does not taste or smell like valerian root to me. It does the trick to help me sleep, and right now is a staple in my cupboard. While I am drinking more and more loose leaf teas, I find the tea bags nice to use at night.
Flavors: Floral, Flowers
Bought this tonight in a sampler box while I was shopping for chili fixing to make this weekend. Decided I needed some caffeine with it, so brewed the peach sachet for three minutes, and then added a black pearl sachet for the final three minutes. Once it was done I put in a teaspoon of Splenda and poured it over a glass of ice.
It is really tasty this way (I’m not big on hot fruit tisanes) so typically it’s going to be used to flavor a black tea or just treated like Kool-Aid. Yes, I would recommend the peach to be made in that fashion, as I don’t prepare it any other way.
Flavors: Fruity, Peach
Found a box that was stashed away from last winter. Main flavors are cinnamon and mild ginger. Decent but not amazing, I prefer really strong ginger flavor in my tea. Will probably take to the office for afternoon drinking, though.
I don’t drink tea with sugar but it might make for a nice “cookie” flavored dessert tea if you do.
EDIT: Just discovered my office has a large communal tea stash so somebody else gets to appreciate this one.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger
This is just is not working for me. The stevia is cloying and there is very little else going on, can barely taste the pumpkin or spices. A longer brew might bring out the flavors, but I already feel like my tongue is coated with not-quite-sugar.
The box has been sitting in my tea drawer probably since last fall. Now I understand why.
UPDATE: Tried adding soy milk to see if it would taste better as a sweet latte. Answer: Not really.