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Another sipdown. I actually used the last tea bag to make chai-spiced quinoa cereal for breakfast. I have to get up very early for work so the night before I whip up a batch which usually lasts me two or three breakfasts. It’s quite simple to prepared; the recipes calls for using almond milk but I’ve used cow or coconut milk and had it turn out nicely.
Here’s a link to the recipe: http://cupofjo.com/2016/01/quinoa-with-chai-spiced-almond-milk/
This is a bagged tea but not half bad for all that. And it’s rather convenient in the morning when I’m in a hurry and too sleepy to want to fuss with loose leaf tea. I’ve found that, even if the ingredients are similar, each masala chai is at least slightly different in taste. This one has a toasty flavour a bit reminiscent of an English breakfast tea and the cinnamon is a particularly prominent spice. It’s a good tea to wake up with.
Sipdown…sorta. When I purchased this tea, I didn’t quite realize how many teabags it came with. 50 teabags is a lot to go through especially when you’re not super enthusiastic about the blend. Don’t get me wrong, I think it was decent for a bagged green tea, but I don’t want to drink it every day for two months. I tried giving some away with the GCTTB….but it just ended up coming right back around to me. I guess I should take a hint. ;p
By now I’ve had this tea for several years and time has taken its toll on the flavour. So today, after brewing up a final cup, I made the decision to throw out the rest. At least the money from the purchase went to a good cause, so I don’t feel it was wasted.
I purchased this tea through Ten Thousand Villages – an organization that supports fair trade products from groups of artisans all over the world (http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/). This tea bags came packed in this cute little embroidered green silk purse which I just love.
The flavour is surprisingly light and pleasant for a bagged green tea. It’s a combination of vegetal notes and fruity muscatel notes like you might get from a nice Darjeeling. The lemon isn’t too overpowering and it compliments the tea very nicely.