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Mayorga is a coffee chain in DC, but I’ve never sampled their drinks before.

I was at National Harbor with my family to see ICE (carved ice sculptures). We ate lunch at our favorite Mexican place (Rose Mexicana). I wanted something sweet, but not food, and I remembered seeing the coffee shop between where we parked and the resturaunt, so while the rest of the family went to look at the man in the sand, my husband and I left for a coffee run.

This location is weird – half a coffee shop and half a sports bar. They had signs in the window for “Spice Cake Chai” (it’s not on their menu, so apparently it’s a seasonal item) and I thought that sounded good. The husband and the rest of the family had assorted coffees.

The drink hits you like spice cake… just like drinking spice cake. WOW, yummy! It was excellent. The mix of spices was just right.

As I got further down into the bottom of the cup, the taste changed. Perhaps because it was cooling, or perhaps because some of the flavor syrup sat at the bottom? I’m not sure. I began to get an aftertaste of……. bubblegum? It was weird. The initial taste was still spice cake, but bubblegum lingered in my mouth.

I would drink it again, but probably get a smaller cup and make sure to drink it before it cools. The bubblegum thing was weird.

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