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drank Bollywood Chai by DAVIDsTEA
101 tasting notes

When I learned that the tea of the month for April was going to be a chai, I freaked out in excitement. I love a good chai blend, but I don’t often find them.

This is a fantastic one. The candied fennel really comes through, and I taste all of the spices common to chai. The fennel adds a mentholated flavour that I didn’t think I would care for, but it’s a nice touch to the tea. This, combined with the ginger and peppercorns, gives the tea a really fresh finish.

If I had a complaint, it would be that the brew is a tad weak – but I feel this could be remedied by using more tea or having a longer steeping time. I also prefer black teas with a splash of milk, so this may have influenced my review.

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205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Sweet Canadian

Yay I just picked up some today. I am testing it out and then I will probably get a tin of it :)

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Sweet Canadian

Yay I just picked up some today. I am testing it out and then I will probably get a tin of it :)

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How the story goes is that one day, a feeble, weakened graduate student decided to stop ingesting so much caffeine and additives (sugar, cream, milk) and instead headed for the land of tea.

I should probably mention that I’ve been drinking tea… pretty much since I can remember. The beauty of growing up in a still-semi-Euro family! I was introduced to green teas and pu’erhs by herbalists and acupuncturists in my teens.

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