Chad's Chai and Tea Company
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I was reeeally excited about this one. Besides black tea, peppermint is one of my great loves. Real, honest-to-god peppermint. Chad at Chad’s Chai was gracious enough to send me five very generous samples with my cup infuser, he even allowed me to pick out which ones I wanted! I was like a kid in a candy shop. No, seriously, it was shameful how excited I was.
This was the first one I opened… and man it was heavenly. I’ve had lots of peppermint teas before, but nothing ever this strong. I sniffed and sniffed, and sneezed, and sniffed some more. I’m not sure if I should be admitting this addiction to the internet.
I used boiling water. I like my peppermint strong, and boiling certainly didn’t do any harm, save made me wait a bit longer to drink it, or, should I say, allowed me to burn myself sooner. The brew smelled as one would imagine, minty angels wafting into my nostrils on gently unfurling, leafy wings.
The description is very correct in that this tea has a very full body, and is really designed for the mint lover. I can see myself drinking this year-round as it is THE best mint tea I have ever tasted, but I can see some only purchasing this for colder months or as flu relief. This will certainly be a future purchase.
Woke up at 4:00 AM. Tried to go back to sleep but couldn’t. Now it is almost daylight and I have to stay awake. This fit the bill. As long as I hold the steep time down this is wonderfully fruity and delish. Now that I have learned how to prepare it I am upping the rating. Sip down.
I am running (not literally) all day today, so this may be my only cup. At least it was a good one.
Backlog From the weekend drank several cups see other notes
I first used boiling water and a 3 minute steep. It melted my face and the astringency hurt my gut. Definitely too hot and too long.
Second try – Using just below boiling water and a minute and a half steep results in a really tasty cup of Chinese black mixed with what I believe is Darjeeling. It is like this wants to be fruity but won’t fully commit. There is a hint of smokiness in the background. Smooth and delicious.
Like this one a lot. Thanks TeaEqualsBliss.
Hope your Christmas was filled with family and sharing. Mom fixed a fabulous meal. I am stuffed.
We are supposed to have a blizzard over night and into tomorrow. I really need to go to work. I don’t know how many more days they will let me work. I hate snow and ice.
Seems like every time I try a tea I feel like I need to try it again. The rest of you can do great notes the first time. I will learn. Anywho, I will be trying this one again soon, but so far it is fabulous. I wanted a good black breakfast tea and I got it. This was a sample I got along with the basic black chai sample, and I think I actually like this more!
I cream and sugar my breakfast teas, so I like them bold. This is a deep rich flavor, just the right maltiness and power but without being a caffeine blast to the gut, and smooth enough to go with breakfast instead of overpowering it. Of course I sort of forgot about breakfast today and sat sipping instead.
Backlogging a sipdown from last week! I will miss this one a lot! Super awesome for mornings. See other notes :)
I LOVE this stuff! I misplaced it for a while but it has been found! Ahhhh! I need a wakeup today and there are two things that help me wake up and that is TEA and MUSIC so for the rest of today I declare a TEA and MUSIC Challenge! It’s been a while since the last time I did this but it seemed like people that did participate had fun with it! Who’s with me!?
For this tea…I find this song to be fitting…
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by WHAM!!!!
As for this tea – it’s bold, it’s helpful on rough mornings, and it’s FAB! See my other notes!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this!
I had a cup of this last night. It is delicious. I like that the base is a combination of rooibos and honeybush, and I also like that it’s organic. It has a warm, nutty flavor that’s been laden with zesty, peppery spice. YUM! Very warm and comforting, soothing but at the same time SPICY!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea.
A very nice mint green tea. The mint is strong but doesn’t overpower the blend. I like that there is both spearmint and peppermint, the combination creates a nice depth of flavor. The green tea has a creamy aspect to it that when combined with the mint flavors – well, it’s really quite divine! I like it!
2nd Cup…I’m not liking this as much as I remember but it is still pretty good…just lowering a little bit and then will share with friends!
Added a splash of chocolate milk – just because I have it from yesterday – I don’t drink milk standalone let alone with my tea – so my little bit I bought will last forever – or until I throw it out!
With the splash of Chocolate Milk – it gives this a nice latte type taste but the spices are still intensifying which was a surprise!
I can taste the Chili Pepper and Black pepper quite a bit today!
I am getting the pumpkin essence that was described by TeaEqualsBliss (thank you, by the way, for sending me some of this!) … not only in the unbrewed tea, but also in the brewed liquor and just a hint of it in the taste. Not a bad thing – just a bit of a surprise. It’s not a strong essence, just a whisper of pumpkin.
I love the balance of spices in this blend. Right up front, I’m tasting the Star Anise which is a favorite spice of mine, and I’m glad to see it in this blend. I am not getting a lot of chili pepper taste, there is a vague, low note of chili and black peppers in the background but this is not a strong SPICY tea, rather, it is a pleasant level of spice.
I had some of this over the weekend with soymilk. There was a bit of pepper or something that really kicked the back of my throat. I actually didn’t enjoy this one too much until I added a few packets of sugar, which isn’t a great sign for me.
And thus I’ve nearly worked my way through the teas available at my neighborhood coffee shop. I think I’m going to mostly stick with the darjeeling.
I decided to ‘meet’ with ‘my friend Finnigan’ this morning! I forgot how bold he was! Lucky for me…I like BOLD. I’m ready for another great TEA Day!!! Are you!?
I LOVE the name of this one!
It’s pretty fragrant and tastes great…just like you think it would…refreshing, minty, yet still green tea tasting!
This smells like Chai and Pumpkin prior to steep for some reason…
Almost done with infusion…
My water was a little cooler than I would usually use for a chai but it didn’t seem to hurt the flavors. It’s a nice flavored chai – not overly strong which I appreciate – not overly spicy. I really like this chai!
Much of the product description mentions the cream and sugar additions but most of you know I drink my tea plain.
This Irish Breakfast Tea is wonderful! It has a great flavor. It’s very tasty. It’s bold and full and if I really try can pick out the slightest bit of floral taste hiding underneath.
Finnigan is my friend!
Ohhhhhhhhhhh! Juicy! With a little bit of spice! Very nice!
It smells like a cherry cigar – very sweet.
It is a reddish brown. Very rich.
It’s Rooibos but a juicy-sweet cherry kind of Rooibos. It is slightly spicy…not sure if I am picking up on the cinnamon or the cardamom more…but there is just enough and not over done with any one ingredient!
I like this very much!
I’d not paid attention to if I’d had a darjeeling tea before, so I figured I’d get a cup of this with lunch to see if I could note anything of interest. Luckily, the place that I had lunch at is skilled in the ways of tea making, and actually uses a timer to make sure things steep correctly before serving it!
The tea was good. Lighter than other black teas, floral notes, mild, with very little astringency. I know Adagio offers several darjeelings, so I’d like to try samples of the different ones at some point to learn what the commonalities are between darjeelings. That, and I want to try samples of other black teas to learn more about regions, etc, and to know more about a black tea by taste. All that is to come in the future, though….