Backlogging from yesterday—
Of the Nut & Spice sampler pack, this one is my favorite. It tastes like chai.
“Made this latte style with some steamed (aka warmed in microwave) milk, equal parts milk and water. It isn’t as tasty as the stovetop chai method, but it does pretty well when I don’t...” Read full tasting note
“thanks to terriharplady for another adagio blend. this one is SMEEEELLLLY! I actually don’t mind this one too much, though the tea doesn’t seem to do a...” Read full tasting note
“This tea is extremely variable, it jumps from one end of the spectrum of taste clear across to the other side. It starts out a rich black tea with an undertone of spices: cinnamon, cardamom, and...” Read full tasting note
“Oh hello. This tea. It was free with my most recent Adagio order. I knew I didn’t want to necessarily buy this tea, but I did want to try it since it was in some of my favourite...” Read full tasting note
To most Westerners, it is a little known fact that the word ‘Chai’ simply means ‘tea’ in Hindi. Therefore, all teas are technically chais. However, instead of the ‘chai’ that most Americans are used to (which usually contains really bad tea), we offer an Oriental Spice tea – premium Ceylon black tea with a unique blend of spices; cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger.
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This was my Sunday morning caffeine. I made it straight/plain. I may have oversteeped it a touch (dog started harassing me and I got distracted! lol). It was slightly bitter, heavy on the citrus, and had a sort of “christmas” vibe to it. I swear it had clove in it, but I probably just don’t know my spices well enough.
I’ll likely try this in Butter Tea in the future. But plain, it wasn’t very enjoyable.
Because of the spices I measure this by the teaspoon instead of weight. 1 heaping teaspoon steeped for 5 min in purified boiling water or simmering milk, I like chocolate milk. Serve unsweetened.
For a dirty chai, add 2oz cold brewed coffee concentrate to 4oz boiling water or simmering milk. You can also add hot cocoa mix added after steeping.
There’s good chai, and there’s bad chai. This is bad chai. Something is really strong in it, and it’s something I obviously don’t like a lot of. Almost bitter. There isn’t “chai” in the name, but this is definitely a chai tea. But if that’s what you want, do yourself a favor and buy one of their actual chai teas. This is a redundant waste of product space in my opinon- I’d rather they take this out and put something more interesting and unique in it’s place.
Because of the spices I measure this by the teaspoon instead of weight. 1 heaping teaspoon steeped for 5 min in boiling water or simmering milk, I like chocolate milk. Serve unsweetened.
For a dirty chai, add 2oz cold brewed coffee concentrate to 4oz boiling water or simmering milk. This is also VERY good w/ hot cocoa mix added after steeping.
To make it chilled, make a large batch using as little water as possible to make a concentrate, chilling, then using milk to fill the liquid discrepency. If desired, add proper amount of coffee concentrate for the amount you’re making and reduce water/milk that amount according to compensate for the coffee. If serving it over ice, make ice cubes from more tea or tea steeped in milk. I prefer it blended when iced.