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drank Masala Chai by Teaopia
1297 tasting notes

I tried giving this another shot today. It’s been over a year since I had a cuppa, and this was a free sample so why not!
Overall, I must say it was much better than the in-store cup I had. Must have been a bad batch.
This one was nice and rounded. A little to sharp for my tastes but still tasty. Must have been cloves and cinnamon that made it so potent. Well, I also brewed it up quite strong, which is just how I like my chais. Bitter almost, so that the milk can swoop right in and save the day! ha.
Raising the rating a bit here. Not my fave blend but I’d take it if someone offered me a cup!! :)

Daniel Scott

Funny, my store was selling those old Christmas ornaments at half-off, so they were 2 bucks. The girls there are very casual with me as I am such a regular, so when I asked about the teas in the ornament, they told me that the green and the oolong were good, but, “The last one’s masala chai, and that one’s nasty.” LOL. I told them I already had a bag of it at home, and I like it!

Indigobloom

haha nice! masala isn’t for everyone, I’ll give them that though. Like Lapsang, it’s love or hate :)

Bonnie

I think this is the one you sent me I-Bloom…you couldn’t remember who it was from…just a Masala…har har. I think I’ll brew some up!

Indigobloom

Oooh was this the one? Hmm! I hope it isnt’ too strong. Be wary of the punch! :p

Bonnie

Are you going to punch me or can I punch someone? who should I punch?

Indigobloom

depends, who punches first? if the tea dodges left, go right!

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Daniel Scott

Funny, my store was selling those old Christmas ornaments at half-off, so they were 2 bucks. The girls there are very casual with me as I am such a regular, so when I asked about the teas in the ornament, they told me that the green and the oolong were good, but, “The last one’s masala chai, and that one’s nasty.” LOL. I told them I already had a bag of it at home, and I like it!

Indigobloom

haha nice! masala isn’t for everyone, I’ll give them that though. Like Lapsang, it’s love or hate :)

Bonnie

I think this is the one you sent me I-Bloom…you couldn’t remember who it was from…just a Masala…har har. I think I’ll brew some up!

Indigobloom

Oooh was this the one? Hmm! I hope it isnt’ too strong. Be wary of the punch! :p

Bonnie

Are you going to punch me or can I punch someone? who should I punch?

Indigobloom

depends, who punches first? if the tea dodges left, go right!

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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