Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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I haven’t had this one in forever but cold-brewed some last night. This is so refreshing cold! I didn’t add sugar, but a bit of sugar would be nice. It doesn’t need it though. This would probably be a good tea for when you’re trying to limit calories but want something tasty to drink.
I think I prefer it cold because I can taste more of the coconut & it definitely seems more tropical this way! Now if the weather would just warm up, I might be able to imagine relaxing on a beach or something awesome like that. I am almost out of this one. It is definitely a re-stock, but maybe I’ll wait until it is a little warmer, as I prefer this one iced.
Thank you to Skysamurai for the chance to try some of this tea!
I haven’t had many Zhena’s teas, but I see them around a lot and have been meaning to explore. This tea is perplexing. It is spicy, warm, nutty with a little kick, but I can’t seem to pinpoint any of the flavors. I can pick out clove in the aftertaste. I know what ingredients are in it, I just can’t detect them individually. I thought I could taste the black base when I first sipped this cup, but now I don’t. The flavors are strong and I appreciate that. I added sugar, but I would like to try it with some milk on the resteep and see if it takes it up a level.
This is a lovely treat tea! It is good iced or hot, sweet or not. I turned a non tea lover onto this tea and she searched for it and kept it in stock. Then I turned a tea lover onto it as well. It’s a solid tea, and a good staple to keep for quiet afternoons designated for day dreaming. It’s great to give to guests as well. You can really taste the coconut and rum. Quite yummy.
this was very cool! like a coconut spice cake…. i erred too much on the side of caution and understeeped. sigh. i tried to resteep…. i think i really like this, but i can’t tell because of operator error- argh!
based half way on what i tasted and half way with what i think would of happened i will number-ify-y-y.
really! not bad for a bagged tea! most of them i taste paper, not in this case! =0)
=0( don’t do a three minute steep.
It’s really cold and windy today, so I’m continuing with my chai quest.
Thank you jeweledthumb for sending me a sample of this one.
This is really good, nice light chai with just a hint of coconut notes. I’ve tried a few Zhena’s Gypsy Tea’s now and have been impressed with them. This isn’t complicated, it’s really good,“everyday” chai.I would be perfectly happy drinking this anytime. Will keep my eyes open for it out there. :))
A note to start – Do not think of this tea as a normal chai, it is not a normal a chai, it is a lighter green tea based chai that is delightful in it’s own right.
Steeping the tea – This tea smells wonderful! My entire bedroom smells like sweet spiced tea. It’s amazing.
Preparation – A little bit of steamed milk and some honey.
First sip – Sweet, spicy, citrusy. The honey really goes well with this tea, it accents the spiced flavor but doesn’t add the raw sweetness the sugar does.
This tea is wonderful, it’s complex and spicy with a touch of brightness from the green tea. Unlike a black tea based chai it is light and citrusy and doesn’t have a bold caffeinated feeling like I get from darker chai. The sweetness of the ginger and cardamom hang in your mouth for a while after you sip it down. Overall, it’s a very nice tea with a really wonderful flavor. I feel like I could drink this right before bed as well.
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This tea I picked up a while ago, from the London Drugs handy my house, when there was an extensive discussion on someone’s review of it. I must say, although I’m not really a chai person this one is tasty. I do have to steep it for quite a while, but that could be because it’s a bagged tea. I love that the coconut makes it creamier and it’s a subtle chai overall.
I’m not always in the mood for it, but it’s tasty when I am, and it is such a delight I can get this at London Drugs.
Both OMGsrsly and Courtney sent me samples of this tea. As far as chai goes, it is not that bad. I don’t particularly taste the coconut but I think it appears in the cup by mellowing out the spices. However, more and more I realize I am not a huge chai fan so this blend is not particularly for me. Nonetheless, it is a nice cup of tea and it goes nicely with a splash of milk (as so many chais do). This particular cup came from my swap with OMGsrsly but thank you both for giving me a chance to try something new :)
I searched last Summer for this tea because I love coconut and I love chai. When I found it I was disappointed. I think a may be biased and think I only like black tea chai.
I tried to keep an open mind tonight and followed the directions on the can(I normally think my way is the right way). The coconut is not over powering and does not have an artificial taste like some other teas I have tried. The spices are not as strong as I’m used to either.
I think I could grow to like this and maybe finish the can if I try, but I would rather find this with black tea and toss this one.
I took a few sips of this one clear. It was sweet and spicy, and I could see a nice flavour developing. Then I decided to add milk. That… rather than enhancing as it does with most chais, actually ending up muddling the taste. Adding sugar helped to bring it back, but this one, I’m afraid, is entirely best clear.
Just goes to show that you can’t always do all teas the same way. Cheers for experimentation at least?
I followed the instructions to the “T” even though 4 tsp in my 16oz steeping mug seemed a little ridiculous for a chai.
It was pretty good but got a little bitter towards the end of the mug. I probably could have gone with less leaf. It resteeps pretty decently but might be because there was so much leaf.
Still, I can’t complain much since I got the jar for all of $4.99 the last time World Market put all of their tea on sale (50% off yay). It’s pretty freaking adorable, it’s glass and comes with a little scoop!
After my first tiny sip, there was already a lovely floral taste left in my mouth. The immediate flavour, however, made me wonder if I had oversteeped it, although I had followed the directions fairly closely (3-5 minutes, boiling water is recommended).
After drinking a bit more, I’m pretty sure that it isn’t overstepped after all, but that the rose petals just give too strong of a first impression on the tongue. The scent and lingering taste that the rose petals are lovely, but that first flavour still leaves something to be desired.
I found it funny that my sister gave me some of this in her christmas gift to me of 12 teas. This is the only one from her that I had tried before, and was not a very big fan. Its a heavy and very perfumy rose tea. I love rose teas, but this was a bit too much, even for me.
But maybe its because its the last bag of this, but I dont mind it at all today. Still, I wont be bringing this back into my cupboard myself.
One of the ladies at work brought this tea in, and I am trying a bag, with our new..drumroll variable temp kettle in the office! It’s the conversation starter of the week haha, it’s so noisy with it’s beeping, the CuisineArt glass one, but it’s soo nice. I can bring green tea to work! :D
Yesterday I had a huge migraine so I just used it to make peppermint tea, and today my migraine continues, but I had to try this tea. It smells so gingery in the dry bag. I steeped for 4 mins, and the flavor isn’t bad, it reminds me of Gingerbread by DavidsTea with maybe a smidge more spice. And there is a bit more of a caramel sweetness, which is nice. The rooibos is not bad for a bagged one. For the easy factor, this is a good tea, I might look into picking some up when I have room in my cupboard again just because sometimes I’m too lazy for a steeper. But for now I will drink this down and then probably pound more mint tea. Darn you migraine. Go away.