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drank Masala Chai by Teavana
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This tea is not consistent for me. I’ll have it once and it is great, the next time it tastes weak or unbalanced. I steeped this second infusion of the chai/vanilla black blend for a bit longer and it is still weak. After this, I will try for a third infusion, if it is not what I am looking for, the rating will be dropped.

Preparation
3 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

Try shaking the container before each time you take out some tea to steep. 3.5 min is quite weak for my personall preference so maybe try closer to 5? Depending on how you drink it, you may even want to go to 6 min. If I add milk or creamer to my chai I always steep it for 6. Hope this helps! It’s so sad to have chai that isn’t good:(

mpierce87

I know, I absolutely love chai. Looking back over my tealog, I realized that I have always just steeped this tea for 3-4 minutes. I will definately try steeping it longer, I really want to love this tea…just haven’t gotten the formula right.

Jesse

I have the same problem, tried shaking the container and steeping it longer.. just made an overpowering bitter flavor..

any other ideas?

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Cofftea

Try shaking the container before each time you take out some tea to steep. 3.5 min is quite weak for my personall preference so maybe try closer to 5? Depending on how you drink it, you may even want to go to 6 min. If I add milk or creamer to my chai I always steep it for 6. Hope this helps! It’s so sad to have chai that isn’t good:(

mpierce87

I know, I absolutely love chai. Looking back over my tealog, I realized that I have always just steeped this tea for 3-4 minutes. I will definately try steeping it longer, I really want to love this tea…just haven’t gotten the formula right.

Jesse

I have the same problem, tried shaking the container and steeping it longer.. just made an overpowering bitter flavor..

any other ideas?

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Formally known as mrawlins2

I am a former coffee drinker turned tea lover.

Black tea is probably my favorite type of tea, but I rather enjoy most types… I’m even developing a taste for pu-erh.

Rating Scale:
0-10: This tea is either flavorless or just plain undrinkable. I will avoid these teas in the future.

11-20: I was only able to make it through a few sips before pouring the tea out.

21-30: I may have been able to make it through the first cup but the thought of having another has me cringing.

31-40: Teas in this range are not horrible, but nothing I would seek out in the future.

41-60: Would drink if offered, but would not purchase for myself.

61-70: Okay, nothing special

71-80: Enjoyable, but I have to be in the mood for these. Probably would purchase if I found a really great price.

81-90: Pretty good tea, will probably be one of my favorites.

91-95: These teas are really excellent. I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy more of these (just because there are so many teas out there that I haven’t tried), but I would miss this tea.

96-99: Terrific, very impressive.

100: This special rating is reserved for teas that are absolutely perfect in my opinion. I will only give out a rating of 100 to one tea per category (Earl Grey, unflavored black, dessert tea, Irish Breakfast, etc). These are teas that I really want to have around.

Perfect Teas so Far:

Earl Grey: Saint Isaac’s Blend (Russian Earl Grey) from Upton

Dessert Tea: Marco Polo from Mariage Freres

Unflavored Black: Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap

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Texas

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