Ok, here goes nothing! I hate to say this, but I like this chai more than the Laoshan Village chai. To me, it seems like the spice notes are a little bit more tame. While my taste buds may not be fully trained, and my tea vocab may not be as descriptive as it could be, I will try my best to describe what I think is going on here. The base of this chai is a little subdued, with a great balance of spice. I can pick out the cardamom, saffron, and a great aftertaste of cacao! I have yet to find the vanilla notes, but I attribute that to my overall inexperienced palate.

If you have had the Laoshan chai and loved it(which I did) you need to try this Chocolate Phoenix chai! You will not be disappointed! Thank you David for another amazing tea!

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While I have always liked tea, I have recently fallen off the deep end into loose tea madness :)

I have found that I prefer the darker spectrum of oolong teas like da hong pao, Shui Xian, dark roasted and/or aged TGY, and also Dancong’s. Pretty much anything but floral oolongs, they just arent my style. I also enjoy pretty much every black tea that I have tried! I am also getting more familiar with puer tea, and lately have been preferring shu over sheng…Good for the stomach, and the most likely way to find myself “tea drunk!”


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