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This was a gift from my mom.
After trying this tea tonight, I vaguely recall trying this tea, or something similar, a long, long time ago.
The smell of the dried tea is very similar to Christmas cake. It is kind of orange-y and cranberry-y in a dried fruit kind of way. The smell of the brewing tea is very similar with a health dose of cinnamon added in. Makes it more like a cinnamon cranberry muffin or something like that.
The brewed tea is quite a disappointment to me. It is basically black tea with dry cinnamon. I am not getting much orange or cranberry although there is the slightest hint of sweetness. The tea is very dry, like how ground cinnamon would make your mouth feel dry. Maybe I will try some sugar or make it as a latte next time. The tin also suggests directions for making iced tea, however I am suspicious these are generic instructions on all of the tea tins. I have a whole 1.66g to experiment with.
The first time I tried this tea, I’ll admit I was slightly disappointed. When you open the tin, it’s got a fantastic (if slightly strong) fruity smell.
Once brewed, it loses a lot of that fragrance and comes up a bit short on flavor.
It does make a nice, light green iced tea in the summer.
Before I discovered the wider world of loose leaf teas available to me, it was always on my shelf. Now I’m trying to use up the tin I have so I can experiment with other options.
Tasty, standard chai tea. Nothing really outstanding, but nothing bad about it either.
This one is actually one of my summer time must-haves. I enjoy it hot as well as iced.
It can have a fairly strong lemon flavor to it if steeped too long, but I love lemon so that isn’t a big problem for me.
I’ve also enjoyed just picking bits of fruit from the tin while I wait for my water to boil.
Delicious as usual
This tea smells almost overpoweringly fruity in the tin. When brewed, it has the taste and smell of a floral green tea – I almost completely lose the cherry taste/smell. This isn’t a bad thing as I quite enjoy this as a green tea. I just think the initial smell is a bit misleading.
I typically make my own chai, but this is a great substitute on those days I don’t have the time to do it the long way.