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Thank you so much Dexter3657 for the package of lovely teas! Another chai to try… always on the look for the perfect chai. This one is a nice balance of black tea and spices. Plenty of black tea and plenty of spice. The black tea isn’t a CTC, so it is tough to get a nice balance. The spices aren’t listed but I definitely see cardamom and cloves… there’s probably more spices here. A decent chai to represent chai, but still not the best chai I’ve tried (maybe the fifth best chai I’ve tried, or somewhere around there, so in no way terrible!) but maybe I should be brewing these like ACTUAL chai instead of tea.

Dexter

I too am searching for my perfect chai (I had found it, but now it’s discontinued – so the search is back on). What’s your favorite?

tea-sipper

What’s your favorite? (Even if discontinued?) A quick F3 search for ‘chai’ in my Steepster ratings list (yes, I have one of those:D) is telling me these are my favorite chai blends so far:
Necessiteas – Warm Vanilla Chai (97)
52Teas – Lemon Meringue Chai (97)
Zen – Energizing Chai (96)
Steep City Teas – Cha Cha Chai (96)
Butiki – Premium India Chai (96)
Ovation – Vanilla Chai (96)
52Teas – Mayan Chocolate Chai (94) (which you happened to send)
Fusion – Caramel Chai Pu-erh & Tulsi Chai (both 93)
But maybe those are just my thing! Most of those aren’t even available anymore anyway.

tea-sipper

oh wait, but that list hasn’t been updated since the beginning of Nov, so there are probably more.

Bonnie

My fave…Verdant yu lu yan cha chai and whispering pines (several) since both don’t use artificial flavorings either.

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Dexter

I too am searching for my perfect chai (I had found it, but now it’s discontinued – so the search is back on). What’s your favorite?

tea-sipper

What’s your favorite? (Even if discontinued?) A quick F3 search for ‘chai’ in my Steepster ratings list (yes, I have one of those:D) is telling me these are my favorite chai blends so far:
Necessiteas – Warm Vanilla Chai (97)
52Teas – Lemon Meringue Chai (97)
Zen – Energizing Chai (96)
Steep City Teas – Cha Cha Chai (96)
Butiki – Premium India Chai (96)
Ovation – Vanilla Chai (96)
52Teas – Mayan Chocolate Chai (94) (which you happened to send)
Fusion – Caramel Chai Pu-erh & Tulsi Chai (both 93)
But maybe those are just my thing! Most of those aren’t even available anymore anyway.

tea-sipper

oh wait, but that list hasn’t been updated since the beginning of Nov, so there are probably more.

Bonnie

My fave…Verdant yu lu yan cha chai and whispering pines (several) since both don’t use artificial flavorings either.

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Hi! I love tea and trying new ones – it adds a bit of variety to my day! Books, music, TV & movies are my thing… and tea, of course.

Some of my favorite tea shops (still operating):
birdandblendtea.com
teavivre.com
52teas.com
svtea.com
harney.com
angrytearoom.com
Dammann Freres
Yunnan Sourcing
fusionteas.com
AprTea.com
Javateaco.com
Lupicia
Octaviatea.com
Davidstea
eco-cha.com
what-cha.com
justea.com
singleoriginteas.com
teasenz.com
tealyra.com
whisperingpinestea.com
Mandala
verdanttea.com

Favorite tea shops (RIP):
butikiteas.com
steapshoppe.com
steepcityteas.com
aquartertotea.com
dellaterrateas.com
zentealife.com
theteamerchant.net
joysteaspoon.com
tealiciousllc.com
Rivertea
Specialteas

My icon photo is Richard Mayhew from the graphic novel ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman, Mike Carey & Glenn Fabry.

Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

I’m always in search of: Hattialli, Qu Hao black, Jin Jun Mei, teas using marshmallow root.

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), turmeric, bee pollen, charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

I’m planning on being a Steepsterer as long as there IS a Steepster, so if you’re not hearing from me, that means something happened to my health… if you know what I mean. (Or as evidenced by the great computer hiatus of 2019, something happened to my computer.) :D

Happy sipping!

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