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Decaf Extra BOLD Masala Chai

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Black Chai Blend
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Edit tea info Last updated by 52teas
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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  • “Just tried this iced, it's even better than I expected it to be. I love the bold flavors in this so much. And it's SO nice to enjoy chai without the jitteriness and crazy heartbeat I get from...” Read full tasting note
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    ashleyannie 157 tasting notes
  • “~So I can get through all the review of about 30+ teas I have tried last year, but not reviewed, I have set a goal of doing about one every 10 minutes or so for the next hour and a half or so. Here...” Read full tasting note
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    teashine 164 tasting notes

From 52teas

We had a few requests for this after the success of our Extra BOLD Masala Chai, so here is a special decaf version.

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At 52teas.com, you will find unique, hand-blended artisan loose leaf teas: a new limited edition creation every week of the year. We pride ourselves on offering truly unique, one-of-a-kind tea blends that you won’t find anywhere else.

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Just tried this iced, it’s even better than I expected it to be. I love the bold flavors in this so much. And it’s SO nice to enjoy chai without the jitteriness and crazy heartbeat I get from caffeinated teas. Would love for this to be a permanent.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
52teas

I have to say, I get a LOT of REQUESTS for decaf teas. Then when I make them, they don’t sell very well. It’s pretty doubtful this will be a permanent blend. Sorry.

Ashley Bain

I had a feeling. I wonder why that is. I guess most people seem to need their caffeine. Well, you’ve made me VERY happy with this blend; I have an overactive heartbeat and I have to stray from caffeine as much as possible. That’s why I’m really thankful for your decaf, rooibos and honeybush. Do you ever take personal requests? I read somewhere that this is possible if a pound is ordered at a time.

52teas

Yes, I will blend a minimum batch for someone—basically a pound of tea plus extras—which are often measured by volume rather than weight (a pound of tea plus a scoop of x and 2 scoops of y, etc.). Typically the minimum blend comes to 16-24oz or so depending on what it is. The chai has a lot of ingredients in it, but I don’t think it would be more than 20oz. or so or about 10 pouches. Unfortunately, I would need to restock the base decaf tea, which I don’t keep in stock, so it might take a while. But yes, we can do it.

Ashley Bain

Gotcha. Well, that seems a bit of a hassle. I will buy some more and store them away. I just sent my friend some in Washington so he can get hooked.

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So I can get through all the review of about 30+ teas I have tried last year, but not reviewed, I have set a goal of doing about one every 10 minutes or so for the next hour and a half or so. Here I go!

Backlogging, and based almost entirely on my memory

Experience buying from @Ashley: I bought this tea from Ashley when she was selling all of her tea. I received the tea quickly through the mail and my package was filled with many surprises. Thank you Ashley!

Appearance and aroma of dry leaf: A combination of fine and larger dark bits of tea and other things; strongly smells of a spicy chai; lovely!

Brewing guidelines: Ceramic sixteen-oz cup and lid, tea in metal basket strainer; stevia added.
Based on feedback provided by this community (thank you LiberTEAS and SimplyJenW for your replies to a question I had earlier this winter!), I heat a few ounces of milk (currently unsweetened soy) in my wife’s ceramic cup just before pouring the water. I still remember the response from someone (SimplyJenW?) that steeping it with the milk (rather than adding it later), makes it all feel as if they all belong together. I love that viewpoint!
Please see my profile if you are interested in my reasons why I steep the way I do
……….1st: Near boiling; 2’
……….2nd: Nearer boiling; 3’
……….3rd: Boiling; 4’
……….4th: Spot-on boiling; 5’

Color and aroma of tea liquor: The color seems to be different than the other chai’s (we have a bunch of different ones now) when mixed with milk: it looks richer, somehow. I like this! Smells as good as any chai with milk.

Flavor of tea liquor: I have had only had a few sips of this (so then, why am I writing this review then? Huh? Huh!? I don’t know! I guess because my wife’s not a writer, per se, and so I don’t think she would ever do it!?), but I remember it being rich and tasty. I believe this is still tasty through four steepings.

Blends well with: I would think this would blend well with any other chai.

Value: I don’t find the teas of 52Teas to be priced to fit within our budget, but for someone who wants a unique tea delivered to their doorstep I think 52Teas’ standard charge of $9/2oz (delivery included) is reasonable.

Overall: As I allude to above, I got this more for my wife than for myself (she loves chai). It’s possibly the best chai we have on hand. I know she likes it (she asked for it just last night). We both love that its decaf, and I love that it’s a handcrafted tea!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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