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I usually don’t like chai, but I was pretty impressed with this one. It’s closer to an Indian style, so the ginger is more prominent than the cinnamon and cloves though all ingredients are easily tasted. This was a gift from my friend , and thank heavens it was a sachet I liked. This will help me be ready for school indefinitely.

Any way, I did this western soaking it to 3 minutes and fifteen seconds. I’m not entirely sure what the black tea body is, but is incredibly smooth and did not have the dry mouth effect that an Assam does. Probably a Ceylon, but could be something else. Like I said above, the ginger is a little more prominent which is in a nice combo with the other spices. They by no means detract from the black tea base but rather compliment it like they are supposed to. Most of the chai’s I’ve had taste like Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Fireballs in the most artificial way that you can think of. This one is truly more natural and rejuvenating, but relaxing.

I actually took a few sips of the tea pure and I can honestly drink it that way, but I added cream and sugar to see how it would taste. It was pretty good and very balanced, so I handed it off to my little brother because he likes his teas that way. Glad I have it.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Wow, that’s a lot of lavender. A bit of milk, and it was fixed, though. Surprisingly nice quality tea from the supermarket!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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I am seriously considering throwing out this tea. I’ve had it for a while and I barely drink it. I think I remember why now. The lavender is way, way too strong and it makes the entire cup taste like lavender perfume. Not pleasant at all.

Flavors: Lavender, Perfume

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10

Backlog #1: I have a big backlog today because I have been bad about logging teas. I’ve actually been drinking them again! Yay!

I had this one when my aunt and uncle came to visit. I brewed it too strong by accident (curse you perfume lavender!) and then let it sit to get too cool before drinking. Note to self: don’t try to make a cake and brew tea at the same time.

The cake was good though. White vanilla cake with orange icing. Yum.

Flavors: Lavender, Perfume

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I found this tea at Giant a while ago and I just realized that I never put it on here. (Also, hello Steepster! Missed you!)

This is a lovely Lady Grey with a lot of lavender in it. I mean a lot of lavender. I almost think of lavender perfume if I drink it straight, but a little bit of milk in it helps tone it down. It also helps if you brew it for three to four minutes instead of five. Since I put the milk in mine, I brew it for four minutes.

With that said, the lavender does not wash out the tea base or the bergamot. It complements it nicely even if the tea base isn’t center stage.

This tea wouldn’t be for everyone though. If you don’t like very floral teas then you will not like this one.

Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Flowers

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Earl Grey Lavender by Simply Enjoy
341 tasting notes

I found this at Safeway, and picked it up. I hadn’t seen a lavender earl grey before – two of my favorite things! And the price was pretty good for organic loose tea – it was under $8 for the 3.5 oz tin.

I brewed a mug tonight. The bergamot flavor was not as strong as I’d like, but I definitely tasted lavender. Maybe they had to tone down the earl grey in order for the lavender to come through. I think this would have been better if there was some vanilla or cream flavor too. That would be delicious. I may have to experiment later with some earl grey cream I have sitting in the cupboard.

I’m not sure I’ll buy thing again, but I’ll happily try some of the other flavors the company has for sale. It’s pretty decent quality loose tea for a very decent price. And at the supermarket!

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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