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I’m upping the rating on this one. I brewed up my sample over the weekend – drank all of it actually! Wish I had purchased the Maharaja Chai too…my fail. Anyway, I let this steep for the length of the cup, which was well beyond Teavana’s parameters. Like my other fave chai combo, this resulted in a flavorful, spicy cuppa; in a word, delish! I reinfused the leaves once and as a result really stretched the length of that sample. I left the sugar in there; I was replaying Fallout: New Vegas and needed the extra energy!

Just MJ

I tried that sample at the store and found that the Samurai Chai really toned down all the things I loved about the Maharaja, so opted to stick with the unblended. How dare they mute my spicy tea, I say!

KeenTeaThyme

I haven’t been able to try it sans samurai. But I’m sure it’s good! I really regret not getting it on the sale. :( Sigh.

KeenTeaThyme

i just checked and it’s back in stock! Think it’s worth $12 for 2 oz?

Just MJ

I’m rather new to Teavana, but I pay the $12 for 2 oz and save it for a special pick me up. Someday when I can afford it I’ll go in on it in bulk so I always have it on hand and get the volume discount. I think I got 5 strong 24 oz pots out of my 2 oz.

KeenTeaThyme

I do love that you can reinfuse, so right there it’s more like 4 oz for the $12 price tag. OK, I’ll get it next time around. You sold me! :)

momo

I have some of this, almost 2 oz, plus a sample if you’d like to swap, cause I don’t want it!

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Just MJ

I tried that sample at the store and found that the Samurai Chai really toned down all the things I loved about the Maharaja, so opted to stick with the unblended. How dare they mute my spicy tea, I say!

KeenTeaThyme

I haven’t been able to try it sans samurai. But I’m sure it’s good! I really regret not getting it on the sale. :( Sigh.

KeenTeaThyme

i just checked and it’s back in stock! Think it’s worth $12 for 2 oz?

Just MJ

I’m rather new to Teavana, but I pay the $12 for 2 oz and save it for a special pick me up. Someday when I can afford it I’ll go in on it in bulk so I always have it on hand and get the volume discount. I think I got 5 strong 24 oz pots out of my 2 oz.

KeenTeaThyme

I do love that you can reinfuse, so right there it’s more like 4 oz for the $12 price tag. OK, I’ll get it next time around. You sold me! :)

momo

I have some of this, almost 2 oz, plus a sample if you’d like to swap, cause I don’t want it!

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Hello fellow tea fans!
I’ve been a tea enthusiast for years but just recently started brewing my own. I’ve created some blends, and enjoy researching about new teas. I combined my love of tea and writing to create a tea-devoted blog, Keen Tea Thyme. I have been writing for most of my life and am a former journalist with a degree in Communications and Social Psychology, and a minor in Writing. Journalism is in my blood, so that means I’m inquisitive by nature, will double-check sources and/or get a second opinion as needed, but also fair and balanced in my reviews. If my reviews seem more positive, energetic and have high ratings, it’s because I love tea. :)

If you are a tea company, I’d love to review some your tea! Free samples are always welcome so I can fully enjoy the freshest selections. I’m also open to tea swaps as I always have too many teas on hand to drink & would love to share with other tea enthusiasts! :)

My Simple Rating Scale (as of Feb. 2011)
>50: I’m NOT a fan. I could barely finish the cup, if I even did. I wouldn’t even recommend this to my worst enemy. Not worth my time nor yours.

51-65: Good aroma, good flavor. Just nothing pops to give the tea that special kick. Recommended to try; our tasting palates differ.

66-79: Yes, finally, tea – unique flavor profiles, great aroma & flavor. Recommended to try; our tasting palates differ.

80-99: These are cupboard essentials – delicious, aromatic and perfect everyday teas. Re-steepable (beyond at least one steeping). Highly recommended, fun for all ages.

100: These are my favorites, the ones I would take with me if stranded on a desert island. Beyond Highly Recommended.

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