Pear Chai

Tea type
Chai Green Blend
Ingredients
Allspice, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Green Tea, Natural Flavours, Pear
Flavors
Allspice, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Cream, Ginger, Pear, Smooth, Spices, Bubblegum, Floral, Fruit Punch, Fruity, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy, Butter, Cloves, Vegetal
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic, Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 g 12 oz / 366 ml

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  • “(52teas (Anne) 2022: 20) I love pear in tea, but wasn’t sure how it would pair (ha ha) with chai spices. It’s often a fairly subtle flavour and easily overwhelmed. Strangely, the aroma from the dry...” Read full tasting note
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  • “52 Teas 12 Days Of Teas Advent Day 2 The base tea for this one was very smooth and the pear flavor tasted quite natural. In terms of spices, I was able to pick out quite a few of them. This one...” Read full tasting note
  • “The 2nd Tea of Christmas – This was one of my favorites during the blending/curing process because my tea studio smelled AMAZING! While packaging it into the pouches, I craved a cup because it...” Read full tasting note
  • “52Teas 12 Teas of Christmas: Day 2! Another earlier-than-usual morning for me, but at least it came after a solid night’s sleep. The scent of the dry blend almost knocked me over, but in a good...” Read full tasting note
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From 52teas

Tea of the Week for March 26, 2018! (Reblended for the 2021 12 Teas of Christmas Box)

Yeah, it’s getting out of what I think of as “Chai Season” but when I blended this, we here the Pacific Northwest were experiencing freezing temperatures and were even expecting snow (which did arrive in the last half of February). So, I was in this weird kind of ‘mood’ – blending teas that reminded me of spring while still quite enjoying the spicier ‘cold weather’ flavors. At about that same time when I was in that mood, our local produce market had some beautiful pears for sale and it called to me to craft a pear tea.

So I brought together these ideas: early spring but still experiencing winter’s chill and one of my favorite fruits – pears – in this one tea: Pear Chai!

I started with an organic green tea blend of Chinese Gunpowder and Chun Mee (When I think of ‘spring’ I think green tea!) and added pears and some warm and lovely spices: Cinnamon, Allspice, Ginger and Cardamom. Not necessarily the most “traditional” blend of chai spices, but I think that they work nicely with the softer pear flavors.

organic ingredients: green teas, pears, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cardamom & natural flavors

Steeping Instructions: Shake pouch to redistribute ingredients. Use 4-5g to 12 oz. 170 F hot water and steep for 2 1/2 minutes. Strain. For best flavor, allow to cool about five minutes.

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(52teas (Anne) 2022: 20)

I love pear in tea, but wasn’t sure how it would pair (ha ha) with chai spices. It’s often a fairly subtle flavour and easily overwhelmed. Strangely, the aroma from the dry tea was very bubblegum to me, maybe with a hint of pear? The brewed tea did taste more like pear, however, and chai spices, heavy on the cardamom. End result was not bad, but not pear-y or unique enough for me to want more. One note – I did pick up on the green base here with some nice umami notes, which is always a plus for me with flavoured greens.

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52 Teas 12 Days Of Teas Advent Day 2
The base tea for this one was very smooth and the pear flavor tasted quite natural. In terms of spices, I was able to pick out quite a few of them.
This one also had the same cream note that I seem to find in most if not all of the green teas from 52 Teas. It makes for a cozy warm cup of a winter spiced tea.

Flavors: Allspice, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Cream, Ginger, Pear, Smooth, Spices

CrowKettle

The creamy/buttery quality might be from the Chun Mee, which 52teas uses a lot. Or maybe it’s bit of flavouring. Or both. :)

Lexie Aleah

I think it’s probably flavoring but it’s interesting for sure. All of the green teas I’ve tried from them so far have been great. :)

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The 2nd Tea of Christmas – This was one of my favorites during the blending/curing process because my tea studio smelled AMAZING! While packaging it into the pouches, I craved a cup because it smelled so good. I love the sweetness of the pear combined with the spices. So nice.

Even though this is called a “chai” I went lighter on the spices intentionally because 1 – it’s a green tea & I didn’t want to overwhelm the softer qualities of the green tea base with a heavily spiced note and 2 – Pear is one of the more difficult flavors to work with and I didn’t want to overwhelm the pear. I wanted the pear to be the star in this show.

I am really happy with how this one turned out. I loved it when I first blended it back in 2018 & I think I love it even more now! The pear is deliciously sweet, the spices are gentle yet warming & it’s a very satisfying cup. It’s almost got me convinced that I should finish up the cup & then go get cozy under the covers & spend today as a me day. Unfortunately, I have subscriptions to send out – they’re going out TOMORROW! omg – I … am … almost … caught … up. I don’t want to jinx it but – I also am so incredibly excited to be caught up. I don’t remember what it’s like to be caught up. What will I do with myself if I’m not frantically stressed out about being so behind? I don’t know. I don’t know.

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52Teas 12 Teas of Christmas: Day 2!

Another earlier-than-usual morning for me, but at least it came after a solid night’s sleep. The scent of the dry blend almost knocked me over, but in a good way! It’s a bright, fruity, almost bubblegum scent with, yes, notes of pear. It made me smile!

The taste made me smile, too. There’s definitely more pear than chai spices, just a hint of cloves and allspice to bring a little depth. It’s nice and light and fruity and somehow a bit sweet, but in a good way. I feel a bit like I’m drinking an adult version of fruit punch!

(Edited to add: The second steep has a different flavor profile, more floral and less fruity/sweet. Interesting!)

Flavors: Allspice, Bubblegum, Clove, Floral, Fruit Punch, Fruity, Pear, Sweet

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I was greatly entertained by this blend. It’s Juicyfruit. Y’know, the gum? It smells and tastes just like it. No pear or chai in this for me, but I’ve never drunk Juicyfruit, so that was fun.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
Kittenna

Yes! I agree. I got bubblegum from this more than pear or chai, especially in the aroma.

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The heat and humidity are aspiring to kill me. Over 40 C humidex in the past week or two. And no air-conditioning. Kill me now. Gah!

This tea very happily reminds me of two eggnoggy-type green teas Anne masterminded a while ago. Both brilliant!

The pear is here, present. The spice mix is subtle. Really lovely.

ashmanra

No air conditioning? I am so so sorry. That is TOO hot to be without ac!

Leafhopper

Ugh, yes, it’s the heat wave that never ends! And it’s going to be hot again next week. I also don’t have air conditioning and am not happy.

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you! True enough. every year I think of getting ac and then I consider the expense and talk myself out of it. But honestly, the suffering is not worth it. And certainly now with COVID and the worry of being indoors with others.

Evol Ving Ness

We have a bit of respite today, but tomorrow and after that, it will be ridiculous again.

Evol Ving Ness

Before COVID, at least it was possible to escape to ac at work, movies, or cafes.

Leafhopper

Yes, though they say it’ll be cooler near the end of next week (though I’m starting to believe that’s just wishful thinking). I also miss escaping the heat at the library or a cafe. These places are open; I just don’t feel comfortable sitting indoors.

52Teas

Sorry about no A/C! The two heat waves we had here in the Pacific Northwest were way too hot but at least we had A/C – I would have been a very unhappy girl if we had no A/C! I’m sorry you’re suffering through it! :(

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, Anne. There are moments that things dip a wee bit, but sheesh.

Leafhopper, like you, I have my doubts about a bit of relief. Our expectations were dashed repeatedly with promising forecasts that turned into soupy steamy heat-strokes days and uncomfortable nights.

I also avoid spending time indoors among people. Scary days, still.

mrmopar

Heat has been rough. My 34th Summer working in it..

Leafhopper

Yes, I’ll believe cooler days are here when I feel them!

Martin Bednář

Happens way too often here in the Czech Republic as well. We were considering getting A/C as well, but the expense would be enormous and always decided against. It’s a few weeks in the summer only. But this summer was rather typical, after a few really hot ones.

Evol Ving Ness

The expense IS enormous and then continues to be. But honestly, after only a few days and nights of this relentless nonsense, I think most of us would pay any price.

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Stupid Canada Post is still behind on deliveries and so I’m still waiting for my 12 days of tea to get here :‘( But I understand there have been a lot of unforeseen circumstances both before, and after, shipping and I’m being patient. I didn’t want to mention it because I know LiberTEAs has been ill and I don’t want her to feel bad, especially when Canada Post was not going to ship the package during November/early December anyway because of the strike.

In the mean time, I figured I’d try to get through a few seasonal teas from previous years. I just opened this pouch today (now than most of my chais are out of my cupboard and I feel there is room for one more open tea). I like the idea of pear and spices together as it reminds me of cinnamon stuffed apples and pears we used to cook over a campfire when I was a kid. Pears are also sweet/fruity but a bit milk, so the lighter base was a good choice.

Typical of my brewing habits, I let this steep in hottish (probably about 70-80 deg. C) water for about 10+ minutes because I forgot to time the steep. Then, I found it very bitter in the after taste so I added some vanilla soy milk. My ideal teas can withstand being left in the mug while I re-brew the leaves, and unfortunately this green is nowhere close to passing the test. Even with milk it is bitter and a touch astringent. I will be sure to go with a short brew time for my next cup, however I like my teas to not be super finicky because I can’t be bothered to measure the water temperature exactly or time steeps.

The spices are very nice in this chai blend. I tasted clove and ginger most heavily, but some cinnamon and allspice was there too. I’ve always found clove and allspice taste the same to me.

Flavors: Bitter, Clove, Ginger, Spicy

tea-sipper

Aw, no fun on a very late advent. :/

52Teas

@Arby, please check the PM that I just sent you.

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It smells of pear!

I tried a bit on its own, and it’s very sweet and pear-like. I don’t taste a lot of spice, but there’s a hint, and it’s nice. I’m good with the pear flavor.

Since I usually add a little nondairy milk to chai, and I have some soy nog, I did so to most of the cup. I really like this combination too. Nog has a lot of the same spices as chai, and so there’s a bit more spice, but I still taste the pear a lot.

If they ever do a re-blend of this, I’ll buy more.

Flavors: Cardamom, Pear, Sweet

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Mastress Alita

I cannot even imagine adding milk to a green tea base like that… especially one with such a silky, juicy pear flavor as this one. It was the best pear flavor I’ve ever had in a tea, the thought of milking it squicks me a bit. To each their own, I guess.

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Twelve Days of Tea 2021 – Day Two

This is another fab day. This is such a juicy pear, and the spices are just perfect. I pick up a hint of cardamom, clove, ginger, and faint cinnamon (just how I like it), but it’s light and lets the buttery green pear tea shine.

Apparently I’ve had this before and gave it a rating of 80, even though I didn’t leave a note… I’m going to have to bump that rating up. So good. Also, perfect “on the mend from illness” tea.

Flavors: Butter, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Fruity, Ginger, Pear, Smooth, Spices, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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Adventaggedon Day 14: Tea 6/8

This was one of my favourite teas today and, as I tea that I am familiar with and know I love, it was a really pleasant surprise this morning seeing it!

It’s definitely more of a pear blend than a chai blend but there’s hints of lovely allspice that create such an interesting contrast with the very juicy, ripe and sweet pear notes! Definitely all those dewy and succulent fresh green pear flavours. I kind of got a little bit of banana and a little bit of juicy fruit, like the bubble gum, as I was drinking it but that’s not a complaint! I just very, very much loved sipping on this one today!

Nik

I’m so happy to see your Juicyfruit reference. I was absolutely tickled by the fragrance and flavour of this tea: Juicyfruit in a cup! Who’dathunk, y’know?

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