drank Kathmandu Cosmos by Tea Runners
145 tasting notes

When I make new orders, I like to try to add something I have never tried before that sounds interesting. This is one of those.

So I absolutely adore so many of the ingredients here. Cinnamon, Cardamom, Orange Peel, and Ginger really are some of my favorite flavors. The lemongrass, however, I am not a huge fan of. Its either too strong and dominating, or makes me think I’m eating a Thai curry. That last bit isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but not usually the flavor I’m looking for in a tea.

And, while the lemongrass is the last ingredient in the list, it does dominate in the flavor. The surprising part, however, is that its still good. The lemongrass is not harsh and the other flavors seem to give a nice base to its brighter nature.

I was expecting a strong masala chai flavor with a potentially harsh lemongrass flavor cutting through it. What I am getting instead is a soft lemongrass flavor buoyed up by the base of black tea. And, at the tail end of the sip, a slight burn/tingling sensation in the back of the throat from the spices.

Honestly I think I would have been happier with more of the ginger, cardamom, and orange peel showing through. But this is still really enjoyable.

Note to self – Try this iced or cold brewed.

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Rating Details:

100 – Amazing!
91-99 – Love it
76-90 – Staple
61-75 – If I’m in the right mood
46-60 – If it’s what is available
31-45 – Will finish out of guilt
0-30 – Gave or threw away

All reviews are purely subjective based upon my personal preferences alone.


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