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drank Cha Cha Chai by Cup of Té
1450 tasting notes

Shae’s ADVENT CALENDAR December 4
I hope there will be some warming, festive blend today. While the previous ones weren’t bad, the winter-y ones were lacking so far. Oh, another Cup of Té blend. And it’s Cha Cha Chai which I saw when browsing their website. I look forward already.

The blend doesn’t look that great; mostly CTC black tea with some bright spheres. I took a teaspoon and decided to put tea on the saucer and… there are some cardamom pods. That looks quite pretty.

I decided to brew four grams. I thought it is maybe quite a little, but it seems it was just right for my 300 ml. Aroma was mostly cinnamony but the cardomom hits my nose quite well as well and yep, there is some vanilla sweetness as well.

How ironic I used star anise and allspice on the photo, but they aren’t in blend at all!

The taste is very mellow and I really liked it. It’s very smooth and cardamom heavy in taste with some creamy-vanilla aftertaste. Smooth and not harsh at all, that’s something I am always afraid of in Chais. I think I will finish this pouch quite fast as it is mellow and cozy. The warming element is present as well, though it is the primary element.

Thank you Shae, I really liked this one :)
Photo: https://flic.kr/p/2kdhoQB (I don’t like the pouch on top, it is bit irritating)

Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Creamy, Smooth, Vanilla

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
Courtney

Loving these photos! The star anise and allspice are a nice touch!

ashmanra

Star anise always looks so pretty to me! Nice photo!

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Courtney

Loving these photos! The star anise and allspice are a nice touch!

ashmanra

Star anise always looks so pretty to me! Nice photo!

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