Tea: Indian Chai
Type: Black Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Element Teas
Description: This is the real thing! Rich, Indian Black tea is combined with cardamom and cinnamon. This national drink of India is traditionally served with milk and sugar.
Ingredients: Premium Indian Black Tea, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Vanilla
Amount: 2+ tsp - entire sample
Water: boiling, 12oz
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: a little over 4 minutes (http://steep.it)
Dry Leaf Smell: sweet, vanilla, cinnamon
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea, hint of vanilla
Flavor: astringent, bitter, black tea
Aftertaste: astringent, hints of cinnamon
Liquor: opaque dark brown
bleh, too strong, wish i had not followed directions on the steeping time.
Rating: 1/4 leaves
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing
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