S'mores Chai

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No, you are not seeing things. There is no need to adjust your monitor. It’s true, 52teas has created a S’mores Chai!

This blend includes premium black teas, including just a touch of smoky lapsang souchong for a hint of campfire, organic cacao nibs, organic cinnamon, marshmallow root, cardamom, ginger, clove, black peppercorns and natural flavors.

And YES, this blend is 100% vegan! What more could you ask for?

Our Tea of the Week for for the week of September 19th, 2011

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At 52teas.com, you will find unique, hand-blended artisan loose leaf teas: a new limited edition creation every week of the year. We pride ourselves on offering truly unique, one-of-a-kind tea blends that you won’t find anywhere else.

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1684 tasting notes

Yum!! thanks again Ninavampi.
Getting even more marshmallow today. Not so much “cracker”. Oh well, it’s super tasty! On my third steep now. Gave the second one to Dad, not sure if he liked it yet though


this sounds interesting


it’s pretty good, considering that I’ve had it awhile. I’d give you the rest if you don’t mind “old” tea lol


not sure if my pallet is refined enough to notice old/new tea when it’s flavoured haha


ahhh that’s the thing… it just gets kinda flat, like there is no flavour at all :(

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4847 tasting notes

I just finished up the very last that I have of this tea. It will be missed, as it certainly made a yummy latte. I wish there was a bit more chocolate (but then, I don’t think there’s ever enough chocolate!)… but I love the way the spices are balanced and I really like the little bit of lapsang souchong in this and how it creates this little bit of “char” flavor. Absolutely yummy.


Another weekly tea that I’m sad I missed. :’(


That is why I now subscribe, I didn’t want to take a chance of missing out on something… I used to stalk the website to make sure nothing had posted without my knowledge, but, it’s much easier to just subscribe and know that I’ll be getting what’s offered.


Hmmm… I am debating subscribing because of the same worry… Still, I find plenty of teas that I end up not ordering… Oh decisions…


Oooh, that’s a dangerous idea. Still, I may end up doing it. I have glimpsed the greener grass. D:

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863 tasting notes

Prep notes: below parameters, some milk and sugar, 8 oz. water, 1.5 tsp. leaf.

Tasted like a generic chai. Maaaybe some marshmallow but I think that’s more creaminess from the milk. No real chocolate or graham cracker notes. All the spices were there but there wasn’t anything really notable. Guess I’ll play around with this a bit more.

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Is this from the recent re-blend?


Yep – I’m going to let it settle a bit more and then see what happens!

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1731 tasting notes

I’ve brought this to work so that I can try and work on drinking it a little bit more, and because I have a shortage of black teas at work at the moment. I’ve only tried this once before today, I think, and I’m pretty sure I liked it well enough. Today’s cup I wasn’t so sure about. There seems to be a really chemically scent coming off the dry leaf, which I found slightly off-putting. I also only have soy milk at work, and I’m not keen on soy with black tea. It’s whole milk all the way, particularly with chai. The chemical sweetness seems to carry over to the flavour, too, and I’m pretty sure it’s the chocolate that’s the culprit. I’ll try this one again in a day or so, in case my taste buds are wonky. I’m sure I remember liking it more than this before.

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160 tasting notes

I have had this once before, but somehow never got around to reviewing this. I received this in a swap, with Lisbet I believe. Thanks!

It was an interesting experience. I am not very fond of smokey teas, and the scent of is tea is in your face smokey. That worried me, but as I brewed it the scent transformed from outright smokey to spicey.

First try plain was an explosion of smokey. Sweetened the smokey played down a bit, but was still a bit strong for me. Finally I added milk and… Success! I got sweet spicey roasted marshmellow goodness. I never really found the cocolate note, but I enjoyed it anyway.

All in all, it is too smokey to be something that I can see myself wanting very often. I am super happy I got to try it though. It was a fun experience.

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smokey teas are definitely take’em or leave’em!


Mm, I’m loving how 52teas uses smokey teas in many of their blends. Looks like I’m a lover, not a hater :D This is not a tea I’ve tried though.

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985 tasting notes

ChOTD…….courtesy of Jenn. (Thank you so much!)

I made this up by my usual pan method. What I get in the smell is marshmallows and chocolate along with the spice. I am not sure any cracker will make an appearance because that is more of a subtle flavor. The level of spiciness is not as in your face as something like Tipu, but it is a little stronger than the spice levels in my favorites. I do also get a little chocolate in the taste, but not as much of the marshmallow…I think the spices overwhelm it a little. For someone who enjoys chai, this is a wonderful change of pace. It still tastes very much like chai, but there are definitely more flavors going on. I really like this one and will enjoy every last bit of it.

It kind of brings out my inner Girl Scout. This is probably my last year (of 9) of being a GS leader. The girls that I have had the privelege of having in my troop from the time they were kindergarteners are just growing up and getting too busy. The are now in 8th grade. Mini-rant ahead, so you might want to skip this…..Plus, in my opinion, as with many groups that have big budgets and a huge building to maintain, our local council seems to have changed focus. To me it is so much less about the girls these days and more about the bottom line. Sad, really. My daughter and her friends can get together for activities in the years to come without having to worry about GS BS. Those of you who were scouts…they have changed so much of the program, it would be unrecognizable to you. (Thank you for reading…back to my regular scheduled programming….)

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(Mini rant affirmed.) As a veteran kids’ worker at church, I think there’s a universal movement afoot, and not a healthy one, to churn out children on the assembly line method rather than invest in relationships with small groups.

I’ll mention that this sounds absolutely tasty so I won’t be 100% off topic. Craving marshmallow creme now.


I am not sure the universal movement is just in regard to children. I think we are seeing the results of putting emphasis in the wrong things at all levels of society….. It is very disturbing. I guess the way our culture is leaning is to no longer value investing in people. Just the things they THINK people want. I know you lost a great deal in the tornado, but did you get a feeling that quite a bit of what you had was nice but unneccessary? I can’t even imagine what you have had to deal with, but I know I could get by with significantly less than what I have. There are quite a few niceties in my life, and it is so easy to take them for granted. (Yes, off topic and I will get off my soap box now……)


gmathis and SimplyJenW, I hear you! I try and keep my ears open to the education news and I am petrified. All the standardized testing, setting salaries to the results (not to mention firing teachers) etc speaks to the assembly line, bottom line horror that you guys are speaking of. I…just want to become a hermit and drink tea!


Camping at Shabby House this summer has definitely affirmed that it is possible to live small. Also that it’s hard not to be acquisition-oriented! (I can’t keep sticky fingers off tea, books, and craft stuff, even in our crazy straitened circumstances.)

My beef (uh-oh, here I go) in my line of volunteer work is that it is so hard to find leaders who will invest an hour in real preparation and an hour in real, engaged teaching, that we have to compensate by herding kids into huge groups where you never really get to know them.

Tea, tea, tea, tea, tea. Come over and sit on my porch; I’ll make us a pot and we can rock like old grannies and discuss the way things ought to be!


Good volunteers are hard to come by, and then to keep them for burning out is nearly impossible. Life is just too overscheduled.

I hear you on the tea, books and craft stuff…. I do keep getting my books at the library, and have been able to keep the craft supplies to necessities ;). The tea, however, is a problem for me….so I will jsut have some more… :D

It wold be fun to all get together for a cuppa!


May I join the rant? My best friend is a special ed. teacher. ALL of her students are special needs, yet her performance is graded on how well the children score, and they DON’T get a take a special test. Just the same one as everyone else!

My son works for an autism society. He makes rather low wages, and spent the whole weekend making books for two adults that he takes care of…unpaid overtime. He was completely into what he was doing, because he really CARES for them. Wen budget cuts required that an all adult social group be cancelled, the autistic adults were upset. It was all they had. Some of the workers got together and agreed to keep it going FOR FREE!

So yes, sometimes we have to fight the machine. Sometimes the machine isn’t fair. But great teachers like Melissa, John, my dad when he ws alive, and soon JacquelineM, can and do make such a difference.

So here is the tea part…I raise my glass to you! To the GS leaders, the church volunteers, the teachers, Rhodes who help the young, the vulnerable, and the weak…Cheers! May your cup of satisfaction overflow!


LOL! Autocorrect again! Those, not Rhodes!


Wow, inspiring story ashmanra.
So wonderful to know that we can change the world, one person at a time. And those are the people we interact with every day!

I lose such hope in humanity when I hear acts that are being passed that seem so… inhumane. I’ll leave that purposely vague, but to see a community such as this really does inspire me to connect to the people around me, and that there ARE real, caring, passionate people out there!

… tea grannies 4 evr.


I just wanted to say that I completely agree with a lot of this conversation. I love to teach and I love my students, but all the pushing towards test scores can be demoralizing at times. Yes, test scores are necessary, but that shouldn’t be the biggest focus.


Thanks ashmanra – I know you’re right! I’m getting closer to my practicums + student teaching as the news in the nation gets more and more distressing. My heart knows what’s right, but my brain says “What are you getting yourself into?!” which I guess is its job ;) I’m just going to have to go into it full of major underdog energy!!!


…and I echo SimplyJenW – it would be an honor to all get together for a cuppa!


Mrawlins2: Hooray for teachers! You are gems to do what you do! And I realize there are no easy answers. I wish things were as simple as the Miss Read books! I had forgotten that you are a teacher, too!

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Tea #47 from HHTTB2

I am so insanely addicted to the TV show Once Upon a Time lately. Like. I can’t stop watching this. It’s like the illegitimate offspring of daytime TV and Disney.

But anyway. This tea.

I made it as I do most chai (when I don’t feel like dirtying a pot). So a tsp of sugar, 6oz milk, 1 tsp tea/2 oz water at the below time and temp.

But man. I wish I had known this had Lapsang in it. I probably would have passed it over.

When hot, I just couldn’t kill the smoke note. It was like a BBQ on the back of my tongue everytime I swallowed. Urk.

As the tea started cooling, the smokyness lessened and it bacame a slightly chocolatey, creamy cinnamon chai basically. That’s more s’more-y for sure!

I’ll skip rating, as I know that Lapsang isn’t at all to my taste. But I think I would have enjoyed this without it in there.

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It’s ok. I love it when a show comes around that sends me into such state. I’m currently addicted to “Hostages”. I’ll watch the recorded episodes over and over until a new one airs. Am disgusted with myself … Lol


I just found this show on Netflix a couple weeks ago and I’m trying to tear through the first two seasons as faaaaast as I can so I can catch the third (current) season on Hulu as soon as possible. It’s really kind of tragic lol.

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1779 tasting notes

Backlog: This was a sipdown from earlier today. It tasted a bit flat, and I sorta felt better about not placing that 52 Teas order I almost grabbed on impulse. I’ll wait until I really get hooked on a sample again before I give it a try.

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150 tasting notes

BALLS!!!! I’m not going to give S’mores Chai a numerical rating because I knew that my liking it was a long shot. 52teas chai teas are just not for me unfortunately. Too peppery? I don’t know exactly what the problem is, but I keep buying Frank’s new chai flavors because I always hold out hope (and I’m a shameless addict).

Mad props to Frank for making S’mores Chai vegan! It was worth buying it for that reason alone :) I’d love to gift my 52teas chai(s) to a good home, so please let me know if you’re interested. Don’t be shy… yes, I’m talking to YOU!


Ummm. Me? I am on such a chai kick right now!


SOLD to the lovely lady with the sniffles! I will send you S’mores Chai and Caramel Vanilla Chai first thing next week :) Both bags are almost completely full.


Yayyyyy! I finally won something! :D


Oh…and, Thank you! I was not into chai that much at our first swap. But now…. plus, I am a Girl Scout leader. I probably NEED the S’mores one!

If you are in need of The Queen, I can send reinforcements!


Thumbs up for VEGAN! Thumbs up for starting your review out with “BALLS!” LOL

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576 tasting notes

OK, first off, you all know me to be kind of a chai snob. But I’m also a huge fan of 52Teas blends. And this is easily one of the best blends he’s created. (Here’s hoping it’s in the 12 Days of Christmas Pack. HINT HINT!) This one is right up there with Pancake Breakfast.

Opening up the bag for the first time – or after a while – and you are greeted with a hearty, warm welcome – marshmallow-y (although I believe not actual marshmallows, I think it’s OK for vegans), cinnamon, ginger, clove and peppercorn.

There’s a sweetness to it, once you take your first sip. All the flavors aforementioned in the aroma are equally identifiable in the flavor. But there is something else. Brilliancy. I taste brilliancy. This is warm and welcoming, festive, flavorful and fun.

I’m going to ration this one, else I’d use it up before the holidays!

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After reading some of the comments, I must note, be very, very, very careful of steeping times. Any longer than four mins and I’m thinking you’ll lose the essence of this one.


I hope it is in the christmas box!!!!!!! I would love to try this!


@Ninavampi – I can share some if you’d like, if it’s not in the xmas box. PM me if you want to try it. :)


I just bought some marshmallow cream to try with this tea… I can’t wait to see how it turns out.


@KeenTeaThyme Thanks! : ) If it isn’t in the christmas box, I will be asking for some for sure! Thanks sooo much for the offer!

If there is anything you would like to try from my cupboard, feel free to PM me about it and I would be glad to share! : )

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