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Yep, I’m drinking this one again! What can I say? It’s darn near perfect! I love that I can have some every morning now :)
Backlog from this morning: Ah, yes, my smooth, malty frield :) Such a relief after that puckery Awake. This one never disappoints. Love the citrus scent, the very light taste of the bergamot, and the smooth, malty goodness that is this tea. Full mouth feel, no bitter, no astringency. What’s not to love about this tea???
Hmmm… More astringency and less malty flavor this morning. Maybe my taste is off- my new inhaler makes things taste funny, and the antibiotics I’m on make me have zero appetite, so that may be it. In any case, it’s hot, so that’s a huge plus this morning. I’m getting that dry-mouth feel from the astringency, which is usually okay, but it’s very strong astringency this morning. The malt I love so much is nearly absent. I steeped longer than usual, so that is probably the issue. Leaving the rating as is for the time being.
Yep, I’m definitely getting sick. So what do I choose? This tea, of course. Lemon for the cough, and ginger for the chills. Worked wonders, and tasted pretty good in the process. The ginger gets a bit strong halfway through the cup, but overall it’s a good cup.
This was actually pretty good! I wasn’t expecting much per some of the reviews here, but I liked it! The chamomile really helped settle me down, and I look forward to having this again. The mint was nicely done, too :)
Had this for afternoon tea. I think I overbrewed it a bit, but it was still drinkable. That’s what is great about this tea- it takes abuse and still tastes pretty much the same way you remember. Yummy!
Thanks to kittylovestea for this lovely chai sample! First of all, LOVE the bags! Not your typical papery type, more mesh-y. They are very nice. And they’re clear, so you can see the ingredients quite nicely. Second, this tea smells so nice in the bag! I brewed this one a little on the strong side, then added milk and sugar for a more traditional chai, and I really enjoy it! It’s spicy, lots of ginger, but not so much that it’s overwhelming. It’s very nicely blended.
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Loving this spice! As with all my breakfast teas, I added a splash of milk and a little sugar. I was expecting a very harsh ginger, but this one is really nice! It’s not overpowering, it’s not musty, it’s even fresh tasting and a bit spicy! Yum! I agree with another rating- the ginger is sparkling. Can’t taste the black tea quite as much as I’d like, but that’s ok. For Stash, this is really good!
I can’t believe I never reviewed this one. It isn’t my favorite, but it is a passable chai. It’s full-bodied, robust, and has a lot of spicy notes to it. Will definitely do in a pinch.
Had this one again this morning, and I’m lowering the rating a bit. It seems I was a bit overzealous in my first review. Or maybe I had just been deprived a good breakfast tea for so long I forgot what they were supposed to taste like. In any case, in between my first cup and this one, I had New Zealand Breakfast, and this one doesn’t even compare. It is a malty, full-feeling black tea blend, but it’s just not on the same standard at the NZ Breakfast. It’s nice, though. So I won’t lower it too much.
Backlog: I had this tea a couple of nights ago after a particularly stressful afternoon. The smell dry is LOVELY! Steeped, there’s a bit of funky smell, but upon tasting, it is not evident in the brew. Very nice! The mellow menthol is just right, and it blends wonderfully with the other flavors. It isn’t my favorite tea, but it is pretty good.
I finally got some more of this in a round robin, and a dear friend is sending me some loose leaf of this as well! Yay! Even though I oversteeped and accidentally added too much milk, it’s still delicious! Super smooth, malty, and some bright sweetness- love!
First sip- YUM! I added a tiny bit of sugar and a dab of milk, as I do with all my bold breakfast teas. I’m getting a nice malty, smooth, and full mouthfeel. lots of body, and a bright note. This is instantly one of my favorites for a breakfast tea. There’s no bitterness, and no real astringency, so it’s an all around good cuppa.
I’m getting sick, and so this tea comes out in my search for something, anything, to help with my throat! I remember exactly why I love this tea when I open the packet, and I can barely wait as I’m putting on the kettle and then subsequently waiting for the steep. I got a little sidetracked after putting it in to steep though, and left it probably 10 minutes or so. Even with such a long steep, it’s wonderful! The strong citrus smell is almost exactly what you taste when you sip it. And all that vitamin C will surely help with fighting off whatever this is I’ve got. Also, the Chado website suggests that it will help with depression and chronic headaches. I’m hoping it will get me out this funk I’m in, regardless.
Dry, this smells like Spiced Apple Rings, which I LOVE. Once it’s brewing, it smells like sweet hot apple cider. But once I tasted it, it tasted like neither. In fact, it didn’t really taste like anything. Very weak. I added a bit of sugar and that brought out the flavors a bit. I needed the chamomile for a cold I’m developing, and thought this would be a good tea for that. It’s ok once you add sweetener to it. Maybe I added too much water to the steep?
This one is a nice under the weather tea, as others have mentioned. I feel a cold coming on, the throat scratchiness and all, so this was definitely a good choice. Not the ‘lemon zinger’ I was expecting, though, which is a PLUS. I like lemon teas, and this one is a great choice. Very bright, with a delicate, light taste, with just a hint of good tartness. Love the pinkish color too.
Being a pretty diehard fan of anything chai, I was disappointed by this offering. I found it to be weak, and the spiciness that I love so much was not all that prevalent in this one. I normally like Bigelow pretty well, though, so I’m not too put off. Maybe next time I’ll try a longer steep or less water. We’ll see!
So this is really yummy! I’m never disappointed by Twinings. They totally hold up to my expectations, which are pretty high in some cases. This tea is like marzipan in a cup! It’s very chai-y, and you can really taste the almond in this one. It’s really nice. Not too spicy, just enough. And the almond is naturally sweet, too. It’s really good! I can’t believe I’m the first to review it, actually!
Got a sample of this and several other Adagio teas in a recent knitting swap. I’m in love! This is a most excellent chai. LOVE the spiciness of it, the strong scent upon opening the packet, and the boldness even after adding milk! It’s got that lovely full-mouth feel, plus the warmth of the spices. Makes for a great tea when you’re cold, when you don’t feel well, etc. LOVE!
Had this one again this morning! I’m always afraid the first time I smell it after I haven’t had it for a couple of days, since it smells exactly like a yucky rooibos, but it never tastes like that. This one is a favorite of mine, still, with it’s pumpkin-y spicy goodness. Nice as a breakfast tea with some milk and sugar :)
Another cup of this one this morning- it’s too cold, but I love this weather. It’s still gingerbread-y and good. Yummy! Just thought of something: It reminds me of Ginger Snaps! Super yum!
I’ve had 2 cups of this so far, and I love it! I can totally see what all the fuss is about, though I don’t understand why the brewing time is so low. I don’t like it much at 2 minutes, but at 3 or 4, it’s awesome! Reminds me of that Russian Tea powder I made in school in 5th grade under Mrs. Hutchinson, who took several trips to Russia as a missionary(I think). Anyway, I love the orange-y flavor and the spice, and it’s very comforting to me. Reminds me of my childhood most definitely. Thanks to all who sing the praises of this tea for making me want to try it!