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Chocolate Chai

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Herbal Rooibos Blend
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Chocolate, Cinnamon
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205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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  • “Had a nice night sipping this spicy, warming cup and watching Dead Poets Society - thank you gmathis for a reminder to see that again ♥ I really love this tisane - the carob and chicory...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Since JacquelineM is always raving about Zhena's red chais, I picked this one up when I came across it. This is surprisingly decadent and it actually tastes like a rich cup of hot chocolate with a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “*JacquelineM* sent me some of this. I've been wanting to try it for ages, but didn't get it because of my now-very-silly-seeming fear of chai. Steeped for 10 minutes (my standard rooibos steep...” Read full tasting note
    Madmama 902 tasting notes
  • “Yummmmehs! So I participated in a tea swap, you may have seen the thread in Discussions - http://gussyingupthetuttle.blogspot.com/2011/08/3rd-annual-tea-trade.html I got this tea, and a bunch of...” Read full tasting note
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From Zhena's Gypsy Tea

Our Harvest Herb Teas are bountiful blends of fresh, hand-harvested herbs, wildcrafted flowers, choicest fruits, leaves and spices, all USDA Certified Organic and Fair Trade Certified™. Each cup will delight the senses and will have you hearing leaves crunching underfoot and smelling the scent of wood smoke wafting the chill air. Amber moon on the horizon not included.

Each Tin contains 22 single-serving sachets made from round, natural, environmentally kind, hemp paper.

From the Cedarberg Mountain Region of South Africa comes this superior grade, caffeine-free organic Rooibos, blended with the rich, exotic taste of Mediterranean carob and the zest of ginger and cinnamon bark. Chicory and licorice root, round out this delicious thick, warming cup. Wonderful with a splash of milk.

Caocao powder, rooibos, cinnamon, chicory root roasted, ginger, chocolate flavoring, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, shortbread flavoring, orange peel, pepper.

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25 Tasting Notes

2 tasting notes

Maybe I’m not brewing this tea correctly, but I found it awfully bland on its own. I prefer to use it with Stash’s Chai Spice and some creamer.

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184 tasting notes

Smells like chocolate when dry and steeped. However, the cacao power is a bit too strong for me so the taste is not quite what I thought it would be. Not bad, just not that great. It seems that most chais that have rooibos are weaker than black chais.

165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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6 tasting notes

My first experience with this tea did not go well. Something about all the different flavors made me put it down. I’m going to try it again soon, maybe with some almond milk. I want to like it!

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10 tasting notes

Upped the steep time from 5 minutes to 8, still tasting a lot of great spice but not as much of the chocolate. Not sure if it needs more steeping, or if the chocolate is just more in the aroma than the taste of the tea itself.

200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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5 tasting notes

First time I’ve tried a rooibos. Spices were weak, not sure how I felt about it overall, but didn’t hate it. milk did not help.

5 min, 0 sec

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24 tasting notes

I’m admittedly new at this, but I can’t really taste anything in this tea. It smells softly chai-like and sweet after brewing, but tastes very muffled, not like anything in particular. I certainly don’t taste chocolate or spice. Maybe it’s gone off (I have no idea how old this tin is) or maybe rooibos just isn’t to my taste.

Boiling 6 min, 45 sec

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8 tasting notes

Surprisingly bland, given the rich scent in the can. I’ve tried different steep times, different temperatures, adding my own spice blends… nothing. I won’t be purchasing it again. Poor taste, no kick.

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8 tasting notes

grossgrossgrossgrossgross. i bought three tins online because i couldn’t find it near me, and ended up throwing them all away. :c

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