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400th tasting note! I’ve had this for a few months now so it’s about time I try it out. As many know, I’m quite picky about my chai, so it takes a rich, complex chai to truly impress me.

The dry leaf smells predominantly of fennel, ginger, and cardamom, then backed up by the warmth of the cinnamon and clove.

I tried the stove top method. I was generous and added nearly four tsp of the tea to my pot, poured in 1½ cups of water, and let it come to a boil. It took about five minutes or so. Then I added three tsp of brown sugar, stirred it for a while, and after a few minutes, added around 1 cup of soy milk. And a splash of vanilla extract. I let that simmer for another ten minutes or so.

What I’m left with is probably one of the best homemade chais I’ve ever had. I can taste the ginger. I can taste the fennel. The cardamom, the clove, the peppercorn, etc. It’s not just cinnamon milk like many of the chai blends, both in cafés/restaurants and any you can brew at home, tend to yield.

Maybe I’ll cut back on the brown sugar next time because I swear my lips are feeling a little sticky from it. Granted, I rarely use sweetener to begin with, but chai is an exception.

Surprisingly well-balanced blend and the rest of my bag will get the same treatment on the stove top. Well done, Verdant.

Stephanie

400 notes WOO! Also this tea sounds awesome :)

Dexter3657

Congrats on 400!!!

Tealizzy

This is my favorite chai! Will have to try the stovetop with it. :)

CHAroma

Congratulations on reaching 400!!! :D

MissLena

Congrats on 400! :)

Indigobloom

Congrats!!

Lily Duckler

Thank you, Incendiare! If you were anywhere near the Twin Cities, MN I’d love to have you try the chai we brew with this tea blend for our tasting room and coffee shops and restaurants across the area. I think you would really enjoy!

Fjellrev

Thanks everyone, and Lily, I’m sure it’s heavenly, and I wish I were close enough to drop by. Maybe I should make a trip to the runestone museum in Alexandria someday, then head your way for a cozy cup of chai. :)

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Stephanie

400 notes WOO! Also this tea sounds awesome :)

Dexter3657

Congrats on 400!!!

Tealizzy

This is my favorite chai! Will have to try the stovetop with it. :)

CHAroma

Congratulations on reaching 400!!! :D

MissLena

Congrats on 400! :)

Indigobloom

Congrats!!

Lily Duckler

Thank you, Incendiare! If you were anywhere near the Twin Cities, MN I’d love to have you try the chai we brew with this tea blend for our tasting room and coffee shops and restaurants across the area. I think you would really enjoy!

Fjellrev

Thanks everyone, and Lily, I’m sure it’s heavenly, and I wish I were close enough to drop by. Maybe I should make a trip to the runestone museum in Alexandria someday, then head your way for a cozy cup of chai. :)

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