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I drank what I had left of this today, and while I’m not going to move the rating down because I still think this is pretty awesome, I definitely like it better hot than chilled.

To be fair, part of the reason that I like this so much is because it reminds me of that hot chocolate I was talking about before, and drinking this cold removes that comparison. And it’s not that this tastes bad cold or anything. It’s more that the sensations become very dissonant.

There’s that spiky heat from the chilis, clashing against the cool bite from the…well, the cold. And something about those two butting heads and not really melding results in a striking sensation that I don’t really find pleasant. Spiced chai cool, I find almost calming. That feeling was absent in this cup.

This is in no way going to deter me from continuing to drink this. I’ll just be doing drinking it hot.

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Iced
Jillian

Just doubled checked to make sure I’ve got this tea on my Shopping List. ;)

takgoti

Ohhhh it’s so good. If anyone has any other Upton Tea Import recommendations, could you send them my way?

Jillian

Well EastSide Rob seems to really enjoy their Yunnan blacks.

Carolyn

Upton Tea recommendations:
Mélange de Chamonix
Panyang Bohea Select
Maracuja Flavored Tea
Creme Caramel

takgoti

Most excellent. Thanks!

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Jillian

Just doubled checked to make sure I’ve got this tea on my Shopping List. ;)

takgoti

Ohhhh it’s so good. If anyone has any other Upton Tea Import recommendations, could you send them my way?

Jillian

Well EastSide Rob seems to really enjoy their Yunnan blacks.

Carolyn

Upton Tea recommendations:
Mélange de Chamonix
Panyang Bohea Select
Maracuja Flavored Tea
Creme Caramel

takgoti

Most excellent. Thanks!

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