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drank Vanilla Chai by Bigelow
492 tasting notes

I probably should have drank this without cream. The tea simply couldn’t stand up to it. I tend to expect my chai to be strong, but this one is not. All I can taste is a fakey vanilla flavor and the cream. Sort of reminds me of a vanilla-scented candle. There are a few hints at other spices, but they’re indistinct. I don’t like it at all.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I like my chais strong too. I’d suggest a 6 min steep in 6oz of water if you’re gonna add milk or cream.

Tabby

Sounds like a good rule of thumb. The back of the packet said 3-4 minutes, but I think you’re right.

Caitlin

Yeah I agree – I have gotten this tea to be awesomely delicious by long steep times

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Cofftea

I like my chais strong too. I’d suggest a 6 min steep in 6oz of water if you’re gonna add milk or cream.

Tabby

Sounds like a good rule of thumb. The back of the packet said 3-4 minutes, but I think you’re right.

Caitlin

Yeah I agree – I have gotten this tea to be awesomely delicious by long steep times

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Quiet, strange, and in love with the world of tea. 20-something and living just outside of Atlanta. Cat lover, EBM/synthpop geek, balcony gardener, and collector of fossils. On the hunt for the perfect tea in each of my favorite categories.

I prefer black teas, but I’m trying to broaden my horizons. My favorites tend to be yunnan tips, earl grey, chai, and pretty much any black tea from Fujian, China. My favorite add-ons are plum, cinnamon, sage, apple, coconut, raspberry, lychee, bergamot, osmanthus, cucumber, lavender, vanilla, cardamom, ginger, and caramel.

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