drank Pure Chai by DAVIDsTEA
440 tasting notes

Didn’t expect to dislike a chai, but there you go. I found this one to smell amazing dry, all the spices jumping out and bidding my senses hello. I was excited to taste it, and expecting to love it I added my milk and a tiny bit of sugar.

I’m going to have to try it without and black, because how I prepared it, what a let down. The cinnamon became more cinnamon heart and less pure spice, which just always seems fake to me. More disappointing though was that after the first jolt of flavour, each sip became practically tasteless. Big swallows or small sips, it was always the same. Bam, flavour, and then poof, nothing. I’d never heard of tea having its own chaser before, but there it was, with no followup!

I’m going to give this one another chance, because, well, I did go straight to the milk and sugar. But I really do think that the other chais are going to stay my favourites.

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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An avid tea addict in the GTA, Ontario, Canada. I’m always looking for new teas and new tea addicted friends!

My preference is loose leaf of all varieties, however the occasional bagged tea can come along and charm me. Flavoured or straight, there is a good chance that I will be falling in love.


My ratings system is based on the smiley faces above the ratings scale.

0-10 — This tea didn’t get past the initial sip process. I just couldn’t bring myself to drink more, I found it so horrible.

11-50 — It made it past first sips, but as I drank a bit more I realized I really wasn’t enjoying the tea, and would never drink it again.

51-60 — I probably made it through the cup, but won’t be trying another one.

61-69 — Either it’s a mystery tea and I can’t decide if I like it or not, or it is one that I felt was purely adequate.

70-85 — These are the teas that I appreciate and/or like. If they are falling in this area they are ones that I would definitely re-buy, however are not ones that I must always have on hand. The good, but not the amazing.

86-94 — These are the favourites. My cupboard feels empty if they aren’t inside.

95-100 — Tea perfection!


GTA, Ontario, Canada

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