Indian Chai

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Chai Tea
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Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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  • “It's weird drinking a tea for the first and last time. I got this in my Element Tea order, just a cup's worth in a little paper sachet. So I am trying to enjoy this but not love it: I mean I don't...” Read full tasting note
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    Alphakitty 470 tasting notes
  • “I made the mistake of not realizing this had actual black tea in the blend instead of just the usual chai spices... because I steeped it late at night. Hopefully I can get some sleep tonight! The...” Read full tasting note
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    Tea Sipper 1523 tasting notes
  • “Steep Information: Amount: 2+ tsp - entire sample Water: boiling, 12oz Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.) Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes (http://steep.it) Served:...” Read full tasting note
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    amazonv 709 tasting notes
  • “Yum! This is a fairly "neutral" chai - it isn't strongly spiced, but it isn't too mild either. The Black tea base manages to hold its own and no one flavor is overpowering the rest. It's...” Read full tasting note
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    LiberTEAS 4641 tasting notes

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Product Description

This is the real thing! Rich, Indian Black tea is combined with cardamom and cinnamon. This national drink of India is traditionally served with milk and sugar.

Brew Time: 4 minutes

Ingredients: Premium Indian Black Tea, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Vanilla

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5 Tasting Notes

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470 tasting notes

It’s weird drinking a tea for the first and last time. I got this in my Element Tea order, just a cup’s worth in a little paper sachet. So I am trying to enjoy this but not love it: I mean I don’t want to make myself hate it, but I don’t want to love it so much I’m sad it is gone.

Well… sadly, I really like it! It’s a strong chai, my sample was a bit small so I brewed it two extra minutes and damn is it spicy! Lots of ginger and cardamom. In fact, there are more spices than actual tea (at least in the spoonful I have) which is a good sign… for me. It seems like a lot of people enjoy milder chais, but I like mine to be a kick in the face of spiced goodness which this definitely is. Alas, I shall never have it again! There are a LOT of chais out there though, so it’s not like this is some ridiculously unique blend, just a particularly tasty version of a classic.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Babble

I’m the exact opposite. I don’t like chai to be too spicy because I usually just drink it straight. I can see wanting more spice though if you’re putting in milk and sugar..

Alphakitty

I drink them straight about 50% of the time, even (especially, actually) spicy ones. I just like heavily spiced thing—I always have to tone it down when I do holiday baking!

Mercuryhime

Yes! Kick in the Face Chai! That’s an awesome name for a chai blend. I like mine string too. :)

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1523 tasting notes

I made the mistake of not realizing this had actual black tea in the blend instead of just the usual chai spices… because I steeped it late at night. Hopefully I can get some sleep tonight! The black tea isn’t the typical “leaves” which is why I guess it is called indian black tea. It looks like little stones or small chunks rather than leaves. My two ounce bag has mostly black tea — not much spice! But somehow the flavor is spicy. Not too spicy, but pretty good. I actually wonder where all the flavor came from. There is also a nice slight vanilla flavor. The steep color is a gorgeous dark reddish brown.

gmathis

A friend just brought me a bag of something very similar, hand-ground (she watched the guy) at a coffee house in North Arkansas. I don’t think there’s a tea leaf in it, but they call it chai and oh, man, does it smell good. Peppercorn and fennel and I’m not sure what all else. Now if the temperature will drop about 30 degrees to make chai weather…

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709 tasting notes

Steep Information:
Amount: 2+ tsp – entire sample
Water: boiling, 12oz
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes (http://steep.it)
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, vanilla, cinnamon
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea, hint of vanilla
Flavor: astringent, bitter, black tea
Body: Full
Aftertaste: astringent, hints of cinnamon
Liquor: opaque dark brown

Steepster Reviews

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bleh, too strong, wish i had not followed directions on the steeping time.

Pictures: http://amazonv.blogspot.com/2011/01/element-teas-loose-leaf-black-tea.html

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Jillian

Have yout tried it with milk? I found it tasted quite good that way.

AmazonV

sadly no milk at work, and none left to try again :(

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4641 tasting notes

Yum!

This is a fairly “neutral” chai – it isn’t strongly spiced, but it isn’t too mild either. The Black tea base manages to hold its own and no one flavor is overpowering the rest. It’s good, not the best chai I’ve tasted, but good.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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6770 tasting notes

A nice Chai…not too spicy but still flavorful…I really enjoy the Vanilla in this one. Pretty good!

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