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drank Chandernagor by Mariage Frères
10480 tasting notes

sipdown! (and that makes 160! everything else tonight is just bonus time!) I can see why omgsrsly loves this chai. It’s different than my preferred chais but in a good way with a spicy kick that makes my mouth a little hot. It’s not overly hot, but the blend works well together. There’s not dominating clove or cinnamon presence which makes me happy even though i love both. I have a feeling this will be an order just so that i can play with it more with milk and honey etc… thanks a bunch missb!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
OMGsrsly

Yep, this is my favourite! Thanks for the reminder. ;) I think I’ll go make myself a mug.

MissB

You’re very welcome! I found this tin at Holt Renfrew, and they still had lots last time I was there. $24/100g though…

OMGsrsly

I know, isn’t it expensive? I got another tin right before Christmas, but there was only one left.

Fjellrev

Oooh, I saw this at HR too but was hesitant since I thought it may taste like a generic chai.

OMGsrsly

I can pop some in an envelope for you if you’d like, Fjellrev. I have loads. :)

Sil

Balzac’s here in toronto sells it…as does Williams Sonoma, for 1$ cheaper than Holt Renfrew had it. I’ll likely pick up more..if i ever have money to spend…pretty sure i blew through jan and feb budget already haha

Fjellrev

You don’t really have to, OMG, but actually, I think you should pick out some things of mine that you’d like to try so I can send some stuff over to you. :)

OMGsrsly

LOL. Can I promise to just send you one tea? I swear one tea would mean one tea, and not a well-stuffed envelope or a box!

Good to know about Williams Sonoma, Sil!

Fjellrev

Haha do whatever you wish, but I also need to send some stuff to you too. :D

cteresa

This is my favorite chai as well – though also the inspiration for me to make my own chai blend which somehow I lucked out into liking as much as this and much better than other chai blends.

Fjellrev, maybe it is a generic chai, but it´s kind of a perfect chai to my palate! Nothing earth shattering different (not the tomato and lemon darjeeling, or tea flavoured with zucchini and blossoms which is something my favorite tea blender comes up with and somehow makes it work), just black tea with cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, pepper and ginger. But it is sort of just right balance. I think Mariage Freres is often very very good at make excellent takes of classic ideas. Not new, maybe a generica idea, but sort of the best take on that generic idea you ever had.

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OMGsrsly

Yep, this is my favourite! Thanks for the reminder. ;) I think I’ll go make myself a mug.

MissB

You’re very welcome! I found this tin at Holt Renfrew, and they still had lots last time I was there. $24/100g though…

OMGsrsly

I know, isn’t it expensive? I got another tin right before Christmas, but there was only one left.

Fjellrev

Oooh, I saw this at HR too but was hesitant since I thought it may taste like a generic chai.

OMGsrsly

I can pop some in an envelope for you if you’d like, Fjellrev. I have loads. :)

Sil

Balzac’s here in toronto sells it…as does Williams Sonoma, for 1$ cheaper than Holt Renfrew had it. I’ll likely pick up more..if i ever have money to spend…pretty sure i blew through jan and feb budget already haha

Fjellrev

You don’t really have to, OMG, but actually, I think you should pick out some things of mine that you’d like to try so I can send some stuff over to you. :)

OMGsrsly

LOL. Can I promise to just send you one tea? I swear one tea would mean one tea, and not a well-stuffed envelope or a box!

Good to know about Williams Sonoma, Sil!

Fjellrev

Haha do whatever you wish, but I also need to send some stuff to you too. :D

cteresa

This is my favorite chai as well – though also the inspiration for me to make my own chai blend which somehow I lucked out into liking as much as this and much better than other chai blends.

Fjellrev, maybe it is a generic chai, but it´s kind of a perfect chai to my palate! Nothing earth shattering different (not the tomato and lemon darjeeling, or tea flavoured with zucchini and blossoms which is something my favorite tea blender comes up with and somehow makes it work), just black tea with cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, pepper and ginger. But it is sort of just right balance. I think Mariage Freres is often very very good at make excellent takes of classic ideas. Not new, maybe a generica idea, but sort of the best take on that generic idea you ever had.

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So no real clue what to write about myself here. A friend got me into drinking loose tea and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy though I have nowhere near the experience that many folks on the boards seem to have.

My other interests are cycling, reading, board games, disney cruises, world of warcraft and dancing – in no particular order. I love travelling as well!

Most of that is on hold these days though, including tea drinking like I used to as I have a new little one who eats up all my spare time.

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