Pear Chai

Tea type
Chai Green Blend
Ingredients
Allspice, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Green Tea, Natural Flavours, Pear
Flavors
Bitter, Clove, Ginger, Spicy, Cardamon, Pear, Sweet, Cinnamon
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic, Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
Average preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec 13 oz / 374 ml

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  • “My tea tastes are so fickle. Throughout most of the year, I am all over the black teas—the maltier, the better—with the occasional oolong thrown in. Then, come Spring, or what feels like...” Read full tasting note
  • “Stupid Canada Post is still behind on deliveries and so I’m still waiting for my 12 days of tea to get here :‘( But I understand there have been a lot of unforeseen circumstances both before, and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “It smells of pear! I tried a bit on its own, and it’s very sweet and pear-like. I don’t taste a lot of spice, but there’s a hint, and it’s nice. I’m good with the pear flavor. Since I usually add a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown (596)! Moderately dying right now; I was opening up a bag of tea at work to start some lab testing on and I accidentally inhaled a puff of straight Vitamin C powder. Now my throat is super...” Read full tasting note
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Tea of the Week for March 26, 2018!

Yeah, it’s getting out of what I think of as “Chai Season” but when I blended this, we here the Pacific Northwest were experiencing freezing temperatures and were even expecting snow (which did arrive in the last half of February). So, I was in this weird kind of ‘mood’ – blending teas that reminded me of spring while still quite enjoying the spicier ‘cold weather’ flavors. At about that same time when I was in that mood, our local produce market had some beautiful pears for sale and it called to me to craft a pear tea.

So I brought together these ideas: early spring but still experiencing winter’s chill and one of my favorite fruits – pears – in this one tea: Pear Chai!

I started with an organic green tea blend of Chinese Gunpowder and Chun Mee (When I think of ‘spring’ I think green tea!) and added pears and some warm and lovely spices: Cinnamon, Allspice, Ginger and Cardamom. Not necessarily the most “traditional” blend of chai spices, but I think that they work nicely with the softer pear flavors.

organic ingredients: green teas, pears, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cardamom & natural flavors

Steeping Instructions: Shake pouch to redistribute ingredients. Use 4-5g to 12 oz. 170 F hot water and steep for 2 1/2 minutes. Strain. For best flavor, allow to cool about five minutes.

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My tea tastes are so fickle.

Throughout most of the year, I am all over the black teas—the maltier, the better—with the occasional oolong thrown in. Then, come Spring, or what feels like Spring, boom! And I begin with one or two cups of white or green and suddenly, I am on a white and/or green roll. For as long as that lasts.

So here I am with this delight. The chai treatment on green bases doesn’t usually speak to me. Here, however, the flavouring is all nutmeg and allspice, eggnog-like, with the subtle real pear peeking through. A bit of cream. I detect the slightest bit of citrus too. The green base is present, but gentle. Gunpowder works for me, really and truly. Really a lovely thing, this.

edit—Just checked Anne’s note on the tea and ooops, no nutmeg here despite what I thought was here. To me, the nutmeg came up with the eggnog feeling of this tea. Also, the base is gunpowder and Chun Mee. Well, that apparently works for me too. :)

Another rainy day and I am grateful. The rain muffles the neighbours and calms me, a more ideal combination for sleep. Our team won again in hockey. Hurray! Less in city pride, though go Leafs go, than miraculously I did not hear the neighbours shrieking in the street all night. So YAY!

Also, their kids don’t seem to be home, so blessed quiet instead of jumping, wailing, fussing, and crankiness. And I was able to sleep in a bit this morning too. YAY for that! Since these people moved in three years ago, my home has not seemed my own. Someone is there and someone is making noise all. the. time. And if not, then there is the expectation that whatever I begin doing will be interrupted by their noisy intrusion on my life. There, I’ve said it.

And thank goodness for fine tea. Really.

I apologize for my rant. Having said that, ranting, rain, and a fine cup of tea, nothing like it. At the appropriate time, a stellar combination.

ashmanra

I am sorry. That sounds horrible! I am glad you are getting some peace and quiet now, and I hope you will have much more to enjoy in the future!

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, ashmanra. It has gotten better since they first moved in though as a result of patient and tactful communication, on my part. And many many unslept nights, also on my part. And then I snapped and began blasting old school R & B for several hours at a time—I have great speakers. The combination of these approaches has helped, but mostly they are oblivious.

We’ll see how things go.

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Stupid Canada Post is still behind on deliveries and so I’m still waiting for my 12 days of tea to get here :‘( But I understand there have been a lot of unforeseen circumstances both before, and after, shipping and I’m being patient. I didn’t want to mention it because I know LiberTEAs has been ill and I don’t want her to feel bad, especially when Canada Post was not going to ship the package during November/early December anyway because of the strike.

In the mean time, I figured I’d try to get through a few seasonal teas from previous years. I just opened this pouch today (now than most of my chais are out of my cupboard and I feel there is room for one more open tea). I like the idea of pear and spices together as it reminds me of cinnamon stuffed apples and pears we used to cook over a campfire when I was a kid. Pears are also sweet/fruity but a bit milk, so the lighter base was a good choice.

Typical of my brewing habits, I let this steep in hottish (probably about 70-80 deg. C) water for about 10+ minutes because I forgot to time the steep. Then, I found it very bitter in the after taste so I added some vanilla soy milk. My ideal teas can withstand being left in the mug while I re-brew the leaves, and unfortunately this green is nowhere close to passing the test. Even with milk it is bitter and a touch astringent. I will be sure to go with a short brew time for my next cup, however I like my teas to not be super finicky because I can’t be bothered to measure the water temperature exactly or time steeps.

The spices are very nice in this chai blend. I tasted clove and ginger most heavily, but some cinnamon and allspice was there too. I’ve always found clove and allspice taste the same to me.

Flavors: Bitter, Clove, Ginger, Spicy

tea-sipper

Aw, no fun on a very late advent. :/

52Teas

@Arby, please check the PM that I just sent you.

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It smells of pear!

I tried a bit on its own, and it’s very sweet and pear-like. I don’t taste a lot of spice, but there’s a hint, and it’s nice. I’m good with the pear flavor.

Since I usually add a little nondairy milk to chai, and I have some soy nog, I did so to most of the cup. I really like this combination too. Nog has a lot of the same spices as chai, and so there’s a bit more spice, but I still taste the pear a lot.

If they ever do a re-blend of this, I’ll buy more.

Flavors: Cardamon, Pear, Sweet

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Mastress Alita

I cannot even imagine adding milk to a green tea base like that… especially one with such a silky, juicy pear flavor as this one. It was the best pear flavor I’ve ever had in a tea, the thought of milking it squicks me a bit. To each their own, I guess.

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Sipdown (596)!

Moderately dying right now; I was opening up a bag of tea at work to start some lab testing on and I accidentally inhaled a puff of straight Vitamin C powder. Now my throat is super irritated, and I keep coughing from this weird tickling sensation in my throat that I just CANNOT seem to shake…

So this is my third tea in the last half hour that I’ve basically chugged down in the hope that I can wash down some of the vitamin c powder that’s irritating my throat right now. Part of ‘power chugging’ this tea is that I didn’t exactly dwell on the flavour notes present in the cup. The tea became more of a tool and less an experience. That’s unfortunate since this is such a nice tea – but I do recall really tasting the pear at first, and the lingering combo of pear and allspice on my tongue after I had finished slurping back the last of the mug.

I can still feel the tickle in my throat though; so obviously this wasn’t a perfect solution. Not sure what to try next…

Michelle Butler Hallett

Do you like honey in tea? I drink that when my throat is sore, or when I lose my voice, and find it helpful.

tea-sipper

Uh oh, now you’re in the realm of lab accidents!

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Chai to Stay Dry! It actually looks like a proper spring day today (and surprisingly not too windy for this area) but why stop the chai theme now? Decided to go with something a little different this morning, so I grabbed a green tea chai, and something a little fruitier! I love the scent of the dry leaf, which reminds me of Juicy Fruit gum; somehow the sweet pear and the hints of cardamom and other spices mixed together remind me of the aroma of that gum I used to chew as a child!

The tea has a strong, sweet pear flavor. The spices are on the softer side; I get some hints of warm cinnamon and cardamom on my tongue in the finish, but it a subtle warmth rather than a lingering spicy heat. The tea really has a lot of full, juicy pear flavor, and I was suprised with how many large chunks of dried pear were in my small sample.

This is a great pear-flavored tea with a nice natural sweetness and a touch of soothing warmth.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Pear, Sweet

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Lexie Aleah

Sounds delicious!

Mastress Alita

It’s funny, I don’t like eating pears just because of the texture of the fruit (though I can eat them dried!), but I loooooove the taste/flavor of them, so I really enjoy when I can find a nice pear-flavored tea or candy!

Scheherazade

I don’t like the texture of pear, either, but I’m all over pear flavoured things!

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Very nice subtle chai tea. It has a very pleasant taste, the pear adds sweetness with the typical chai flavors of cardamom, cinnamon and ginger as a subtle background. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to the next cup :).

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Pear

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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