1.25 tsp for 250mL: water @95C, steeped 4 minutes.
UPDATE: I couldn’t finish drinking this tea. It’s like drinking heartburn.
Dry leaf: dark greenish black with many visible chunks of ginger and cardamon. Sneeze-worthy spicy scent.
Wet leaf: very little tea. Mostly chunks of spice and cocoa shells.
Liquor: cloudy brown. Most unappealing.
Aroma: assertive ginger, cinnamon , and caradmom. Everyone in my office wants to know what I’m drinking.
Flavour: well now! That’s some hot ginger and cinnamon. I quite like it. Very subtle earthiness in the finish from the pu ehr. Thin-bodied tea, not much heft or mouthfeel, We’ll see later what effect the guarana has.
I loved the old Chai Guarana, made with a black tea base. It was one of DavidTea’s more interesting blends. Like most of my DT favourites, it’s long since been been continued. (Oh, what I wouldn’t give for Super Chocolate to come back!) In fact. DavidsTea’s deplorable habit of offering a truly interesting tea or tisane and then withdrawing it is one of the reasons I hardly ever shop there anymore.
This blend’s decent for a spice hit, If you don’t mind not getting much actual tea, this should work for you.