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4 Tasting Notes

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I’ve been off chaïs for a while now… but I’ve been under the weather today and needed something comforting with a bit of kick to it. So what better than a chaï?
I had a little sampler pack of Coco Chai Rooibos from the Christmas Crackers. Not wanting it to be too strong or spicy, I only infused for about 4 minutes, added milk and agave. And you know what? It’s just what the doctor ordered. Perfectly smooth, not too spicy but definitely chai-ish. YAy! I’m back on chaïs!! :D

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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First tasting of this particular Dragon pearl tea. Very subtle, soft. Just what I wanted

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I bought this tea because I was looking for a light Chinese green. Something smooth, not fruity and definitely not bitter. When I brought it home, I read the online description and immediately regretted choosing it, because of the bitter aftertaste that they described.
I steeped the tea as they recommended and poured one cup after 3.5 minutes and then one at 4.5 minutes.
The first cup (3.5 mins) starts off very subtle almost sweet, but when you swallow you are left with a delightful vegetable after taste. It’s a perfect green tea for mid afternoon.
The second cup (4.5 mins) was slightly stronger, but still smooth. A slight more present after-taste that I would maybe try to eliminate next time.

Verdict: Delicious, worth trying at different strengths, but I would go for less than 4 minutes next time.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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