drank Rooibos Chai by Harney & Sons
725 tasting notes

LIVE TASTING TIME. Or umm… live noting? I DON’T EVEN KNOW.
Okay. So. This is the last tea that I have from the 4 samples that Harney gave me from my last order. The packaging for the sample packs are quite cute. This is pink aaand yeah. I was scared to try this tea at first because I wasn’t the biggest fan of rooibos, and at the time, I’ve never had chai. Now that I’ve had some rooibos teas and now that I know that I actually really like chai, I’m not as scared to try this tea! But I did read some reviews on their site and it tasted like medicine. Ummm yeah. Don’t know what to expect from this tea.
Opening the sachet aaand it smells like a spicy rooibos blend. Just what I was expecting. It kinda smells like it would have some refreshing undertones? I don’t even know. It’s like a dark burgundy in colour.
Steeping time! Oh gosh I don’t even know what temp to do this for. Okay, I’m just doing it in slightly less than boiling water. WHOA IT GOT DARK REALLY QUICKLY. It was an amber colour at first, then I bobbed the sachet up and down and now it’s like… darker.
Tasting and it smells okay? I don’t really know what to expect from it. Oh. I don’t know if I like it. Like the first two sips were decent, but now I have to finish the whole mug? This is a very bad sign. Like it was good at first! But I don’t think that rooibos and chai works well together. Well, this blend doesn’t really work. Oh whoa this is weird. Even though I know this sachet will probably steep another 2 or 3 times, I think I’ll just try to finish this mugful and then I’m done.

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Teas in my cupboard are in my personal collection.
I’m always looking forward to reducing my stash so let me know if you wanna swap :)
Likes/dislikes here:

Tea rating guide:
100-95: Best thing to ever touch my mouth and I want more. Restocking is a must
94-80: Love this tea. Restock if I can
79-70: Decent tea. Neither love nor hate.
69-60: I won’t be upset when it runs out. I’ll drink it but won’t restock.
59-30: I’ve done whatever I can to like this tea and I’ll finish the cup.
29-10: I’ve done whatever I can to like this tea. It may or may not have gone down the sink…
9-below: Let’s not even hide it. This definitely went down the drain.

I love tea.
I drink it.
I log it.
I have a good time.
Lather, rinse, repeat.

I first discovered my love for tea with jasmine teas because that’s all my mother would buy, so for the longest time, I thought that all teas were jasmine! And then in 4th grade, I watched the tea episode of Good Eats and that’s when the education started! I’d like to blame Alton Brown for starting this obsession because now I only like loose leaf tea.
It wasn’t until my second year of college that I actually expanded my tea taste buds. Special shout out to Cara McGee, Tea Queen for her Adagio Fandom blends. Because of Cara, I actually started drinking blacks, herbals and whites and pretty much everything else in between. I still have a special love for my jasmine though :)
I (try to) drink tea daily. Usually just straight up, no sugar or milk. This little obsession started young and just… kept going, I guess.

also I apologize in advance for lazy tasting notes and horrible grammar in everything I write. I was an avid fandom blogger on tumblr and tumblr talk can get in the way of everything kthxbai


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