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I would have glady taken it! I just have no room for it lol. 6min in boiling for a Kashmiri? Wow. I’m so glad you got warm fuzzies from the raw leaf! Mayan Chocolate Chai has a similar effect on me- smelling it makes me hyper, and when I’m hyper I’m happy:) Not sure how I feel about adding milks to greens, even chais… Does anyone know if Kashmiri’s are traditionally served differently than a black based chai?
Everything I’m looking at suggests that it’s prepared the same way…the ‘prepared tea water’, or qahwa, is added to milk, along with whatever other ingredients (I’ve seen honey, almonds, and salt since I started browsing looking for the answer to that question). I think it’s really just down to preference. Myself, I don’t think that I could drink it on its own…but I prefer all of my chais to be lattes!
I’m really glad that you bit the bullet and tried it, Ricky!
Could you please add qahwa (along w/ maybe how to pronounce it) to the steepster dictionary? That’s a new one! I just call it “tea” lol or in this case maybe “tea concentrate”. Salt…??? Hmmm… I wonder how much? I don’t want to risk ruining it… I drink chai anyway depending on my mood… neat, w/ milk, w/ creamer, and any of the 3 ways both dirty and clean.
You have to love Golden Moon’s steeping instructions. It said 4-5 minutes in boiling water or 5-7 minutes if you plan on adding milk into it. They are very precise :D. Den’s Teas has precise instructions too.
I had to google up qahwa and I’m still not sur what it is. Salt? I mean I guess? If it’s too sweet? Add a pinch of salt? Then again salt is added to baking goods and those are sweet.
I took her to mean qahwa=tea
It’s green based so I’m not sure I’d go more than 3-5min… and I always go w/ the longest steeping suggestion. I’d be too afraid of getting a bitter chai. If want strong, I add more leaf. P.S. love Den’s parameters!:)
Yay for trying this one and actually really liking it! I wonder if you’d like it preparing it a traditional chai way in a saucepan? The flavor profile is definitely more similar to a latte when done up that way as well.
It’s green based? Woaps! I mean there’s nothing a bit of sugar can’t fix if it got bitter =P
The traditional way takes so much work. You have to stand over a sauce pan and constantly stir. I use to do that before I had an aerolatte frother. When I get a tin of this I might decide to do it the old fashion way, but until then, I’m going to do my quick and dirty. My list of GM teas I have to buy is constantly growing. This isn’t good!
Ricky, it’s kinda scary you looked at it. smelled it, prepared it, and drank it w/o realizing it was green…
I just dumped the whole packet into my ingenuiTea and added water. I wasn’t expecting much since I don’t like chai. I sniffed the contents from the packet =]
Maybe you don’t like it cuz you prepare it mindlessly? Mostly kidding and you know it, but I may have a point:)
Haha, oh but I did like it. But yes, I didn’t care as much with the preparation because I already had low expectations for the tea. BUT now I’m going to start diving back into chai. Starbucks here I come for your chai latte!
Ricky… pssst… 52teas’ Mayan Chocoalte Chai… hint, hint…
I’ll get around to it eventually =D
and get it by the lb from manteas.com- it’s cheaper.
Geez you’re like a drug dealer Cofftea! XD
Jillian- L-theanine is my drug of choice. I’m REALLY picky about my chais (no licorice, no fennel, no anis, chili/cayenne a must, and perfect spice/tea ratio)… so when I find the ONE… that has chocolate in it at that, I want everyone to be as giddy as I am! Seriously, the 1st time I tried it, I did get a buzz lol.
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80+ Love it, needs to purchase more!
70-79 Pretty good, would consider another cup
50-69 Not bad, but probably won’t repurchase