Quite a while ago, I purchased some Maharaja Chai Oolong. I took one sip and knew that my mom would love this tea, as she is always craving hot tamales and big red gum (I hate big red gum), so I gave it to her.

But alas, I received this sample and had to give it another go. For me, the sweetness helps me tolerate the overwhelming cinnamon taste. But like other reviewers, I feel this is the tea’s downfall. I don’t understand why they used the balance of spices they did, but then again I feel that that is mainly the Maharaja Chai that is overpowering. I’ve never tried the Samurai Chai alone, although I have heard a lot of positive things about the Samurai/Ayurvedic chai blend. Try that one if you’re looking for a good chai blend. Otherwise, if you love Big Red gum, you will love this.

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I like tea. A lot.


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