Uh oh. I think I’ve unleashed a new obsession. Why, whyyyy did I have to LOVE everything in my first 52teas order? It’s going to be so so hard to stop myself from going overboard. This always happens when I find an amazing new tea company (or bath product company or etsy seller or recipe collection). I convince myself that I need allthetea by sheer virtue of its deliciousness. Curse you, delicious tea, I’ve already placed a second order!

Anyway, this one. New favourite chai! Seriously. I’m always complaining in my tasting notes about chili or other spicy-based teas where the spicy factor is virtually nonexistent. Especially with chais..I want my mouth to be burning, people! There is a good amount of heat in this blend, but I wouldn’t complain if it were a tiny bit stronger. Even so, this is the spiciest chai I’ve had the pleasure of tasting, which makes me want to give Frank a high five. I like milk and sugar in my chai, which might have muted the heat just a little bit, but it still came through nicely.

The chai spices are spot on, I taste cinnamon (but not overpoweringly so), ginger, the cardamom, and they’re all in perfect balance. The almond and cacao nibs really add a little something too! Really rich and decadent tasting. I don’t taste much chocolate flavour, which is more than fine with me. I’m picky about chocolate teas, they can taste so artificial. The hint of cocoa flavour in this blend is great though, I find it just adds to the overall richness of the cup, rather than screaming chocolate. I also love that even with all this flavour going on, you can still taste the lovely black tea base in the background. Perfect!

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Queer femme looking for love in the form of tea. Currently on a (seemingly never-ending) quest to convince my girlfriend of the magic of loose leaf.

Let’s see..I’m a 23 year old seemingly perma-student, having finished at university and moved on to college. I love reading. I love tea. I love reading while drinking tea. It really doesn’t take much to keep me happy.

Black tea is my all time favourite, preferably hot with milk and sugar. I like flavoured blacks the best, and my taste is embarrassingly unrefined. If it has some outlandish candy or dessert or fruity sounding name, I’m all over it. Especially things like coconut, caramel, chocolate (the usual suspects), bubblegum, cotton candy, and the list goes on. If it’s supposed to taste like something it’s not, odds are I’m going to love it. I also love a good earl grey, floral teas, and anything with currants. Love me some currants!

When it comes to iced teas I love fruity herbal blends and matés, for the most part. They are my hydration option of choice in the summer and I always have at least a glass ready for me in the fridge, if not a pitcher.

I am a self-proclaimed David’sTea fangirl, so please excuse the fact that most of my logs tend to be a little biased in their favour. I just can’t help myself, I must try all-the-tea from David’s!

I’m starting to get interested in matcha, and though I’ve loved the cups I’ve had prepared for me by others, I’ve never tried making it myself. I’m going to have to break down and order some soon, if only just to try.

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