Tipu's Microground Instant Chai.

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200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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  • “Lazy man's dirty turtle chai. 1/2TB each dark chocolate and caramel creamers and 1tsp chai in a cup of drip coffee. But at least I didn't use instant coffee:)” Read full tasting note
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    Cofftea 865 tasting notes
  • “Don't know what's prompted this uncharacteristic adventurous streak...but I took the other half-packet and stirred it into a bowl of cooked stone-cut oats. Chai oatmeal! May have to lay hands on a...” Read full tasting note
    gmathis 1707 tasting notes
  • “This was super tasty today! Teaspoon Tipu's Instant Chai + Hot Water + Teaspoon Brown Sugar + 1/2 mug of milk = easy breezy delicious treat! I am in super cleaning and cooking mode today! ” Read full tasting note
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    oOTeaOo 1591 tasting notes
  • “Made this as a latte today and it was just amazing. I used mostly milk and added a little half and half for a creamy touch. Then I topped it off with whipped cream. I bit decadent but I am worth...” Read full tasting note
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    RachanaC 429 tasting notes

From Tipu's Chai

Authentic India chai made from a recipe passed down through the family originating in Gujarat, India.
-We use organic/fair trade ingredients to brew a delicious cup of authentic Indian chai.

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40 Tasting Notes

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865 tasting notes

Lazy man’s dirty turtle chai. 1/2TB each dark chocolate and caramel creamers and 1tsp chai in a cup of drip coffee. But at least I didn’t use instant coffee:)

amandajo

This actually sounds pretty good. :)

Cofftea

It’s absolutely amazing.

amandajo

Yeah, “turtle” is a weakness of mine stops self from drooling

Cofftea

HAHA! Mine too.

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1707 tasting notes

Don’t know what’s prompted this uncharacteristic adventurous streak…but I took the other half-packet and stirred it into a bowl of cooked stone-cut oats. Chai oatmeal! May have to lay hands on a larger supply of this for culinary purposes this fall.

ashmanra

Ooo, that sounds pretty tasty!

Terri HarpLady

Wow! That’s a great idea!

Nicole

Sounds good!

MsWhatsit

Nice to know I’m not the only one who gets a little crazy with their tea.

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1591 tasting notes

This was super tasty today! Teaspoon Tipu’s Instant Chai + Hot Water + Teaspoon Brown Sugar + 1/2 mug of milk = easy breezy delicious treat! I am in super cleaning and cooking mode today!

Cofftea

This reminds me to put brown sugar on my grocery list. I’ve also found that boiling water makes it less gritty and there’s no need to heat the milk since the water is so hot. LOVE this stuff!

Atacdad

Ok, you’ve peaked my interest. Just orderd the 4 oz. bag for a try.

Cofftea

I buy this by the pound :)

Charisma

Its great! I made some more this morning since I didn’t have much time before going to work. So easy to shake and sip too.

Cofftea

Shaking hot liquids doesn’t work for me lol.

Atacdad

I tried shaking to make hot chocolate once…eruptions of hot, sticky, sugared chocolate milk resulted.

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429 tasting notes

Made this as a latte today and it was just amazing. I used mostly milk and added a little half and half for a creamy touch. Then I topped it off with whipped cream. I bit decadent but I am worth it. :-)

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Boiling
Cofftea

Heck yeah you are! Did you buy this while the code was active? Still waiting for mine- I ordered a pound for myself and 4oz for my neighbor- husband of the lady that introduced me to it. (She has an ucler so she can’t have it for at least 6 months)

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

No I bought it about 2 weeks ago. Wow, I don’t think could wait 6 months but that was super nice of you to pick some up.

Cofftea

Well she has to wait.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I know, it just stinks that’s all.

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So, super storm hurricane whatever hitting today, raining already and I made it halfway to the office before deciding not to get trapped at work. Reading and cocoa today instead. Pj’s likely. Was going to have chai, but eww. I just ruined a perfectly good cup of coffee by adding a touch of this. I know, I bastardized this tea. Since this is the third time I have attempted to drink this, each time dressing it up more and more, I think can review with some authority though.

I know several people like this, in fact that is why I got it. Maybe they just sent me an off bag, but this is awful. My boyfriend claims it’s a big bag of ground coriander. I have never eaten a coriander, or to my knowledge seen one in the wild. Not sure I can describe it. There is a little ground ginger in this bag, and some cinnamon if I taste really hard, but mostly there is a bitter aromatic herb that has gripped my soft palate and is accumulating there making me kinda ill. I have tried this with some water, milk and sugar, good cream and honey. Pouring those out was sad, but losing a perfectly good cup of french press coffee was the last straw. If my favorite Indian restaurant doesn’t blow or swim away in this storm I will go find out what herb blend he uses.

Bonnie

Probably it’s not the coriander which would be sweet unless it’s bad or something. Is there clove in it? That would be bitter. If you’ve gone this far with the mix and it’s aweful, it should become room freshener!

Londo Mollari

Hmm. There is clove in it, I guess that might be part of it, but I usually love clove. I loved the gum back when it was around, I used to smoke them, even chewed whole cloves when I was a kid. If it tasted or smelled like that I think I would be ok with it. Maybe it is ground ginger? I love fresh ginger but I know ground it tastes and smells completely different. It’s a pumpkin pie spice. Nutmeg? Lol! I am about to go taste my spice rack just to sort this out!

ashmanra

A lot of the Indians around here out black pepper and turmeric, which really turns me off.

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596 tasting notes

Peppery and convenient. Needs milk (dairy or non) of some sort, though, as it is too intense to drink on its own. Good for cold days.

Cofftea

I actually like this sans milk as well (great in drip coffee if you’re a coffee drinker)- but then again I drink things I need to sign a waiver for:) I’m getting low, but I think I may have some today between furnace runs.

Geoffrey Norman

I received a batch of their decaf instant. Agreed, best with milk. But it is the best quickie chai I’ve come across.

Cofftea

Geoffrey, you mean the concentrate? I’m under the understanding that this is the entry for the powdered form of the instant. I use the terms concentrate and instant to mean different things when refering to chai, but that’s just me.

Geoffrey Norman

You could be right. Couldn’t tell from the description on the tea profile.

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190 tasting notes

This chai alone is pretty spicy, but tastes as if you brewed it on the stove for an hour,which is a plus since it is instant! What I do to combat the spiciness, is add equal parts hot cocoa and chai mix to steamed milk. The cocoa/chai mix is a really tasty treat, and the cocoa combats the spiciness of the chai a bit.

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190 tasting notes

It’s instant so, quite frankly, this little teapot is a bit miffed that my humans liked it this much. Hmph! See the disgusting details and photos here: http://is.gd/fc6eZ

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Why is it not advised to use skim milk? That’s what I use. Granted, it’s Smart Balance Non Fat Heart Right milk w/ Omega 3s (which gives it 1g fat) that has the consistancy/mouth feel of 2% milk (or so the container says… I’ve never had 2% milk so I wouldn’t know). I have this in everything from just water to black coffee, to water or coffee w/ creamer, to half milk and half water (or coffee), to all milk. It’s absolutely delicious every way. I find it odd that you can drink this in bagged form… that makes as much sense as drinking bagged matcha (i.e. none).

Little Yellow Teapot

May have to do with the fat content. But, hey, if you like it with skim milk, drink it that way. This little teapot is all about you humans doing your own thing. As for this being an instant, my humans got a sample and felt it courteous to try it. They greatly prefer steeping loose leaf teas in me, their fave little teapot. However, they seemed to like it pretty well, not as well as the original chai, though. (Review to be posted later.)

Cofftea

There was just something off for the slow brew for me… almost like it couldn’t make it’s mind up as to it’s identity. It’s prepared like full leaf chai, but looks like the instant. If I want steeped and decanted chai, I’m going w/ full leaf.

Little Yellow Teapot

Well, human, if that’s how you prefer your chai, feel free. However, my humans like authentic Indian masala chai which is usually made from CTC Assam, which tends to look like the Tipu’s Chai.

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239 tasting notes

WOW! Do not use your normal tea measuring spoon! My first cup went down the drain…it was actually viscous at the bottom of the mug! Seriously, the directions are for 1 teaspoon to 1 cup of liquid (50% milk and boiling water). I don’t like it with milk (weird, I know) and figure about 1/2 tsp per cup of boiling water. Stir well, Stir often (keeps the solids in suspension).
Heavy clove and black pepper tastse. Cardamon in there too I’m thinking. This is the “Real Thing”…Soooo good.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

LOVE this. But I like the full teaspoon. I’ve also found boiling water necessary then just stirring til it’s cool enough to drink. Definitely cuts down on the chunky factor verses just using water cool enough to drink right away. You could also try what I do with matcha- when you get to the end just put a splash more hot water in to drink the last of the “sludge”.

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23 tasting notes

Appreciate the sample, fellas! But….alas…

NOT a favorite of mine. I followed directions. Instant tea, Im sorry to say, should not need straining. and straining. and picking out little leaf dusts and fishing out little half broken pieces of clove.

Too much work to even enjoy it.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Tipu's Chai

Hey Amber, Tipu’s Chai here. I’m not sure what sample you received as we stopped calling it “Microground Instant” last year when we changed the formula. We don’t call it “instant” any more for just that reason – expectations! Chai is made with lots of spices and we didn’t want to use extracts and filler to create a truly “instant” chai. So there will be spices in your cup and we believe that is a sign of REAL chai. It also creates the full bodied chai kick that so many of our fans love. It isn’t for everyone, especially if you don’t want any spice sediment left in the cup (makes the last sip unfriendly). But we think it makes a lovely flavor and allows the health benefits of the spices to really come through. Thanks for taking the time to review us and good luck on your journey through the vast land of tea!

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