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Every year I get a special gift around the holidays, passed on to me by a friend or family member, and best known as the common cold. Ugh! It messes with my ability to appreciate the taste and aroma of my beloved teas, and makes me quite grumpy. This year, I have found two teas that not only make me feel better, but woke up my taste buds again and make me feel alive again… Verdant teas Thai Ginger Fire, and this wonderful Laoshan Village Chai.

The base to this brew is a great tea in it’s own right, and the pairing with these spices is truly artful. I have never heard of saffron or burdock in chai, and it gives extra special layers of flavor and aroma. I have been brewing this using an infuser in a glass tea mug, and didn’t add anything the first time around. I kept inhaling the steam, and sipping the tea, and could feel the good energy seeping into my body. By the second steep, breathing easier and sore throat soothed, I added a touch of really dark local honey. Nice! :)

I will eventually try this with some soy or almond milk, but for now I am just absorbing the flavors and aroma — enjoying this fabulous blend.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec
TeaBrat

This sounds good. I might need to get some!

E Alexander Gerster

I think you will love it! You might try the Verdant Thai Ginger Fire to mix with some of your pu’er and black teas… :)

TeaBrat

Maybe so… I really like ginger. :)

LiberTEAS

I am thinking that I MUST try this Chai.

JacquelineM

This sounds so good. I had it in my mind that someone should make an Earl Grey and a Chai with really good Chinese tea, and Verdant has done both! As soon as I get two pennies to rub together… :)

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TeaBrat

This sounds good. I might need to get some!

E Alexander Gerster

I think you will love it! You might try the Verdant Thai Ginger Fire to mix with some of your pu’er and black teas… :)

TeaBrat

Maybe so… I really like ginger. :)

LiberTEAS

I am thinking that I MUST try this Chai.

JacquelineM

This sounds so good. I had it in my mind that someone should make an Earl Grey and a Chai with really good Chinese tea, and Verdant has done both! As soon as I get two pennies to rub together… :)

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I have been drinking tea for most of my life, and enjoy learning about Tea Culture from all around the world. I learned early about Russian and British traditions first, since my parents came from Europe, followed by the teas and culture of Ceylon/Sri Lanka and India. Since I have been a practicing Buddhist for the better part of 25 years, I have strong ties to Asia, and have slowly been learning about the teas from each part of the world I encounter. It is a wonderful and interesting journey.

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