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drank Mayan Chocolate Chai by 52teas
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Alright, finally some good tea! We went to my in-laws for (supposedly) one night so I didn’t bring any of my tea stuff. They usually have pretty decent bagged teas for me to work with, so I didn’t want to risk breaking my teapot by transporting it for such a short trip. Well, we ended up staying an extra night and I was dying for some really good tea!

I’m having an interesting combination this morning. I’m finishing up the last of my Mayan Chocolate Chai (which looks extremely cayenne rich…) with a mix of Adagio’s Caramel and a bit of Yunnan Silver Tip Choice. Overall, this mixture tastes very good. The MCC delivers on the spice and chocolate added to a caramel kick and a malty chewiness. But, Wow, is this last bit of MCC spicy!

I don’t think I would repurchase this Mayan Chocolate Chai, but I would be interested in the Chai with Chocolate, since the cayenne is the only part of this tea that is a bit overwhelming for me.

Preparation
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Cofftea

LOVE mixing this w/ caramel:) I’m still on my caffeine buzz from 2 hours ago! lol.

mpierce87

The caffeine isn’t hitting me as hard as the cayenne! Woo, I’m breathing fire. But it burns SO good!

Cofftea

HAHA! Well I had a total of 2TB of leaf (only 1 was MCC). Ya know I think we are the only 2 people I’ve seen rate a tea in the 90s and not want to rebuy it. lol.

mpierce87

LOL. At one point I thought I would rebuy almost any tea that I rated 90+, but then I would forever be buying more tea. Right now I just feel like there are so many other teas I want to try before starting to rebuy old favorites.

Lori

The bottom of my bag of Mayan Choc. Chai was loaded w/cayenne too. In fact, one of my bags was level-10 hot. And then a second bag not so much. Maybe the cayenne isn’t distributed evenly? I bet this was good w/the caramel. I usually have this one w/a chocolate flavored low-fat cream.

Cofftea

Lori, I always shake my MCC before portioning it out. Then when I can see it’s getting quite loaded w/ cayenne, I start a new bag and add the contents of the old one when there’s enough room in the new one.

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Cofftea

LOVE mixing this w/ caramel:) I’m still on my caffeine buzz from 2 hours ago! lol.

mpierce87

The caffeine isn’t hitting me as hard as the cayenne! Woo, I’m breathing fire. But it burns SO good!

Cofftea

HAHA! Well I had a total of 2TB of leaf (only 1 was MCC). Ya know I think we are the only 2 people I’ve seen rate a tea in the 90s and not want to rebuy it. lol.

mpierce87

LOL. At one point I thought I would rebuy almost any tea that I rated 90+, but then I would forever be buying more tea. Right now I just feel like there are so many other teas I want to try before starting to rebuy old favorites.

Lori

The bottom of my bag of Mayan Choc. Chai was loaded w/cayenne too. In fact, one of my bags was level-10 hot. And then a second bag not so much. Maybe the cayenne isn’t distributed evenly? I bet this was good w/the caramel. I usually have this one w/a chocolate flavored low-fat cream.

Cofftea

Lori, I always shake my MCC before portioning it out. Then when I can see it’s getting quite loaded w/ cayenne, I start a new bag and add the contents of the old one when there’s enough room in the new one.

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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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