Amount: 1 teabag
Water: ~12 ounces boiling NYC tap water (boiled in microwave)
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Backlogged from a visit to MilitiaJim’s parents where our friend was returning from India and brought tea with her. She shared this tea with me while we were hanging around the house.
It was a strong black tea with a mild medley of spices, where none stood out. They were perfectly balanced to make you think spice and flavor, but not strong enough to discern individually or overpower the tea.
Not what I typically think of when I think of US “chai” spiced tea (chai actually means tea, there are whole articles on this topic, please note I am using the US definition of spiced tea).
This was a thoroughly enjoyable cup of tea, especially with the honey as it was too astringent and bitter without it.
Post-Steep Additives: a bit of honey