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drank Chocolate Chai by Rishi Tea
4 tasting notes

Interesting one to have iced… I work at a vegetarian cafe that carries teas from MEM, Rishi, and a local supplier, Salandrea. We typically feature an iced tea of the day; however, the people opening either have no knowledge of brewing times/temperatures or don’t care for specifics. So unless it’s an herbal tea we’re making, it almost always comes out way too bitter. It’s frustrating, especially when we have some avid tea-drinkers and herbalists that come in disappointed by our preparation, simply because we cannot commit the time…

Still, I find this tea to have a slightly bitter aftertaste on top of a medley of flavors that I sometimes feel is a little overwhelming. I usually like to pick out the different components, but I think I just need to learn to appreciate the way this one just blends.

Not a big fan, but I’m willing to give it another try with better preparation.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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The super-sensitive nose and palate drive me more towards the lighter, more flowery teas. Jasmine is my staple and I melt for a lightly brewed Ti Guanyin.

A novice with teas but open-minded with my flavors. I’ve got lots to taste and even more to learn.

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