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Monday, February 15, 2010

Tazo Teabag Black Tea 'Chai'

Tea Information:
Tea: Chai
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Teabag / full leaf filterbag
Company: Tazo
Purchase: Here
Description: A rich blend of teas and spices in the style of the Himalayas, Organic Tazo® Chai is a sensual experience that comes from many exotic parts of the world. Indian and Ceylon black teas are combined with sweet cinnamon, cloves, and other exotic spices.
Ingredients: Black teas*, ginger root*, cinnamon bark*, black pepper*, cardamom seed*, cloves* and star anise seed*.

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Additives: none
Water: 12 ounces hot spigot water
Steep Time: a little over 5-6 minutes, enough time to get to train stop from store and take out bag
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Smell: cinnamon, clove, ginger
Flavor: ginger, pepper/cardamom, cinnamon, clove, black tea
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: ginger pepper burn, followed by a warm cinnamon and a slight bitter tinge probably from oversteeping
Liquor: dark brown, maybe a little red tint

Probably should not have gotten this so late as now I'll be up all night, but I couldn't resist. I do think it would be better with some honey and creme so it would be a proper chai, but if you ask for that they give you the concentrate (my favorite Starbucks drink-Chai tea latte!). I think this would be a nice tea to make chai at home with.

Post-Steep Additives: none


Rating: 2/3

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