drank Chandernagor by Mariage Frères
451 tasting notes

I’m doing a bit of backlogging this morning, although I actually didn’t drink much tea at all this weekend, because the hotel we stayed at didn’t even provide us with a kettle! and there’s no way I was going to have sloppily brewed tea, so this note is actually for the tea I had Friday morning.

And let me just reiterate that the French really know how to make a mean cup of tea. Mean, I tell you. The trick with this tea is to avoid overleafing at all; just a tsp for 8 oz (and not my usual tsp and a half) yields the perfect combination of spice, warmth, and chai. I took it with milk and sugar, and this had the effect of toning down the ginger just enough to make it a perfectly balanced cup, whereas before, I found the ginger to be a touch too prominent, with the clove not far behind. So yes. Four minutes, bit of milk and sugar, and only one level tsp. Perfection.

Courtney

Hope you had a great weekend!

keychange

Thanks! it was alright. A bit exhausting, and too much travelling, but alright overall. I came home and slept for like fifteen hours!

Christina

It’s interesting that you felt this one was a bit too gingery. I had this last week, and to me the clove seemed like the strongest flavour (although it was still well-balanced).

keychange

You know, I sometimes struggle to identify ginger vs clove, so I’ll say that right off the bat. did you like it?

Christina

I did, but I’ve got some chais in my cupboard and another one on the way, so I’m going to stick with those for now.

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Courtney

Hope you had a great weekend!

keychange

Thanks! it was alright. A bit exhausting, and too much travelling, but alright overall. I came home and slept for like fifteen hours!

Christina

It’s interesting that you felt this one was a bit too gingery. I had this last week, and to me the clove seemed like the strongest flavour (although it was still well-balanced).

keychange

You know, I sometimes struggle to identify ginger vs clove, so I’ll say that right off the bat. did you like it?

Christina

I did, but I’ve got some chais in my cupboard and another one on the way, so I’m going to stick with those for now.

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