‘Samurai’ Traveling Teabox – Tea #6
I had this one yesterday. I love a thoughtfully spiced chai. This is one on a CTC base. It’s funny because SkySamurai included two chai blends that look exactly the same in spices… even though they’re different…but one has a CTC base and the other has a longer leaf black tea. I bet I end up loving both of them. This one is very spicy. It must be the spiciest chai I’ve ever had without actually including chili of any kind. How is it this spicy!?!? 1 1/2 teaspoons is probably too much. So much heat only from ginger and black pepper?! I’m usually fine with spiciness, but towards the end of the second brew, I’m all spiced out. Shafa might need to tame this one a bit. The resulting brew isn’t too dark despite the CTC leaf.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoon for a full mug // 5 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep