Zhena's Gypsy Tea

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drank Caramel Chai Red by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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drank Caramel Chai Red by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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68
drank Caramel Chai Red by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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The licorice in this really takes away from the chai thing they have going. Also, there isn’t very much caramel. I was hoping to love this as much as I do Fireside Chai, another rooibos chai from the same company. This isn’t the same.

Flavors: Clove, Licorice, Metallic, Spicy, Sweet

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84
drank Gypsy Rose by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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Long ago, I bought a huge amount of this as loose-leaf. I had just gotten into loose-leaf, and was awed by low per-unit pricing. Anyway, I’ve still got like a quarter pound of it sitting around, because, as it turns out, I don’t feel the need to have rose tea every day.

This tea is…a very, very, rosey tea. It doesn’t work for me as a general drinking hot tea, because the tea flavor is secondary to the rose flavor. That said, it makes a wonderful base for a sweet milk tea with boba, and is a perennial crowd-pleaser iced. As it’s getting warmer, I’ve been keeping a bottle of it on hand for social teatime. It’s pretty perfect as a sugary treat for warm afternoons, sitting outside and enjoying a book. I won’t be sad if I ever manage to sipdown my piles and piles of Gypsy Rose, but it’s a respectable flowery tea, when I’m in the mood.

Lexie Aleah

Sounds delicious. I’ve not loved Zhena’s chai teas but should try this one sometime.

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Good tea with nice coconut notes. I add steamed milk, a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg to it and yum. I like mine super spicy so sometimes I double the bags.

Flavors: Coconut

Preparation
5 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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78

Great tea. Got a couple of good steeps in this one. Had it straight and I was pleased with subtlety of the different notes. I love that the taste of the black tea really shines through.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Coconut, Ginger, Pepper

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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81

Green tea is mot my favorite kind, I prefer blacks and chais, but this one is SO nice. Soothing, not strong but perfect flavour. This reminded me to get more of it. Brings me good memories and have always calmed me down.

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I really love Cost Plus World Market’s coffee (the pumpkin seasonal one is divine!), so when I first got into loose leaf tea and saw they had a bunch of jars of tea, I figured I couldn’t go wrong with any of their offerings. Ultimately, I grabbed this Coconut Chai. I haven’t quite hit the best by date on it yet, but I’m getting close, it’s been so many years and I’m still trying to finish it off, I dislike it that much. It is a really weak chai. The base of the tea even looks weak in the cup, and there is just something that tastes sort of… chalky or barky about it. It just doesn’t have a nice, smooth blend of spices like other chais I’ve been spoiled by, and for a coconut chai, it doesn’t even have coconut in it! The coconut notes are only imparted through flavoring. Would adding some coconut flakes have been too much to ask for in a coconut chai blend? There is a mild spiciness to the cup, but the whole thing is just underwhelming. In order to finish it off, I’ve mainly been massively overleafing the brew and making it by the quart iced, and then adding a bit of vanilla almond milk and coconut milk creamer to actually give it some coconut flavor. It’s still not the most exciting chai latte, but it is tasty enough to drink (the coconut creamer is a definite improvement!)

Flavors: Coconut, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Arby

It’s too bad you didn’t like this one. I’ve found Zhena’s gypsy tea to be better than most brands. Their rooibos “fire side chai” is the best chai I have ever had. Maybe the black teas are less spectacular, I’ve only ever tried the herbal blends.

Mastress Alita

The black base definitely felt really weak. I don’t care for my blacks really strong or astringent, but they need enough flavor to carry the blend, and this one just felt kinda like when a soda goes flat… hints of flavor but a dry sort of blandness. And the coconut just felt too syrupy sweet and artificial tasting. I was on vacation when I picked this up and haven’t seen this brand in my local stores; compared to most bagged teas I wouldn’t doubt it’s a better alternative, though I still would be hard-pressed to buy this particular flavor again. If I could easily get ahold of it, the lavender and rose blends actually sound quite nice, I’m quite a floral fan, especially if their rooibos is good quality since it appears their lavender blends use a rooibos base.

Jlvintagelove

Zhena’s Egyptian Mint is really good. It’s honestly the only non loose tea I have & enjoy very much.

Arby

It’s good to know to avoid this flavour. I’ll make sure to choose something else if I ever buy another tin.

Dustin

Zhi tea has a coconut chai that I like. Just in case you are looking for recommendations once this tea is gone. :)

Mastress Alita

I have one by Strand Tea in my stash, though I don’t think I’ve tried it yet (I have tried their Indian Wedding Chai and it is quite good). If nothing else, it actually has real coconut in it, which is promising! I don’t think I’ve tried anything by Zhi Tea yet, I’ll have to check them out!

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82

For a store bought tea this one is pretty darn good. Soothing and crisp & refreshing. I saw someone mention stevia on a previous note but I can’t find that as a listed ingredient and I sure don’t taste it. If you love peppermint tea, another good one to try is Casablanca Twist from Adagio.

Flavors: Licorice, Menthol, Peppermint

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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80
drank Lemon Ginger by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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drank Lemon Ginger by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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drank Lemon Ginger by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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drank Lemon Ginger by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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drank Lemon Ginger by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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drank Lemon Ginger by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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drank Lemon Ginger by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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drank Lemon Ginger by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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drank Lemon Ginger by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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Flavors: Citrus, Ginger, Lemon Zest, Spicy

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80
drank Lemon Ginger by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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Very spicy (ginger), lots of citrusy lemon and lemon grass. For once, I enjoyed the licorice root in it. It was licoricy, spicy, Earthy, and sweet but not sickly sweet and metallic. This is a great herbal, but far from unique.

Flavors: Citrus, Ginger, Licorice, Spicy

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80
drank Lemon Ginger by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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Flavors: Citrus, Lemon, Lemongrass, Licorice, Spicy, Sweet

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90

This is the first tea I’ve tried since taking a break from tea for many years (long story), so I kind of feel an attachment to this smooth and tasty green. Temperature was 170 degrees, but I’m seeing others have gone a little higher than that so I will try it.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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81

I love this tea, it is one of my favorites! I don’t use any sweetener with any of my tea and this one is perfect for my morning tea, it gives me a perfect boost and the hint of vanilla is the right amount of sweetness. I love the round sachets, they fit perfectly in my portable bottle I use at work!

Flavors: Earth, Green, Sweet, warm grass, Vanilla

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