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And now, for something slightly different!

You know, I really do like that SerendipiTea does things a little different. For example, this is the only chai I’ve ever seen with Allspice.

Now you may say to yourself: “Self, do I consider Allspice a typically Indian spice?”

And you would probably respond to yourself: “Of course not, Self! That would be silly!”

But it works, it really truly does. The allspice, clove, and cinnamon are the dominating spices in this tea. Towards the end of the sip you start to taste the pepper. It’s a little bit sweeter, overall, than most other chais I’ve had, but that works really well with the allspice. This is definitely unique, and quite enjoyable.

I also have to give SerendipiTea another nod due to their ridiculously large samples. I think we ordered another 8 or 10 samples with this last order, and we’ve started to measure them. See, for $2.50, you’re supposed to get a half ounce sample of tea (14 grams, for you metric folks). Our last order, and this order, we started to measure these so-called half ounce samples… and not a single one of them has been less than 30g. I think the largest was 57g. So, you’re getting far more than your money’s worth if you order samples from them… so I recommend it highly :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Well, I would think that $2.50 for such a small 14g sample would be kind of expensive… but 57g grams is well on the other side of that spectrum! Nice!

SimpliciTEA

I love reading conversations others have with themselves (even if it’s in jest). I do it myself quite frequently. :p

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Kittenna

Well, I would think that $2.50 for such a small 14g sample would be kind of expensive… but 57g grams is well on the other side of that spectrum! Nice!

SimpliciTEA

I love reading conversations others have with themselves (even if it’s in jest). I do it myself quite frequently. :p

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My fiancé and I are beginning to enjoy tea infusion, and it’s slowly becoming an interesting hobby that the two of us can share. Maybe not slowly… it’s somewhat amazing how much tea you can buy when everything looks shiny and new.

Tea Rating system:

90 – 100: This is a tea I will always have on hand at work, and at home. I will leave it on altars as offerings of perfection.

80 – 89: This, or one of it’s close cousins, will likely be in my cabinet at home. When this tea runs out, I will buy more. I’ll always wonder if there is something better, but be too afraid to look to stray from home to find it.

70 – 79: Definitely good, but not a clear winner. I enjoy it, I’ll finish it, but I probably won’t buy it again until I’ve exhausted all other versions of this product from any reputable retailer. Though, it may enjoy a resurrection for custom blending.

60 – 69: This tea is okay, but definitely not something I’m going to brew again. I’m going to give what I have left away.

30 – 59: I didn’t finish drinking this tea. I actually poured it out, and went for something else. I’ll still give this tea away, but I’ll do it with a warning and a plead for forgiveness.

0 – 29: This tea is riding securely towards an iceberg at the helm of the failboat. I’ve taken this out of my tea tin, and laid it on a napkin as potpurri. I do not consider it fit for human consumption.

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