drank Chaman Chai by Inti Zen
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Sipdown, 127. It’s been an exhausting couple of days. I got sick a few days ago but refused to let it slow me down on my few days back in NY, so now that I can slow down I am totally exhausted. It’s really hot, but fortunately we have AC currently and so I am having the final of these teas that I brought with me. Hopefully it will perk me up a bit.

I always drink chai sweetened with milk, and I decided this one would be no different. Before additions it smells very spicy and kind of like Christmas… Clove, cinnamon, ginger. I think I can smell the cardamom too, and it adds a “roundness” to the spice mixture, keeping it from being too sharp. With additions, this tastes to me like a fairly generic chai. Then again, I’m not a chai person normally, so I don’t know if I’d be able to pick out the intricacies of the spice blend. But it’s pretty tasty, and I can feel the black tea giving me energy already.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-86: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.


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