(52teas (Anne) 2022: 29)
Another tea I put off drinking; not really appealing to me. However, it was a lot less floral than I expected – and also a fair bit less spiced. A light, floral chai, not really my thing.
“(52teas (Anne) 2022: 29) Another tea I put off drinking; not really appealing to me. However, it was a lot less floral than I expected – and also a fair bit less spiced. A light, floral chai, not...” Read full tasting note
“Homemade Advent Day 17 from AJRimmer This one is a fun blend since it’s a Portland aka rose city inspired blend which is my hometown. The cardamom, clove, and other spices are really nice here...” Read full tasting note
“I included as little rose as possible in my cup since I’m not a rose fan, and this turned out to be a pretty all right chai. It’s not at all spicy. The strongest flavor might be cardamom, but it’s...” Read full tasting note
Tea of the Week for January 25, 2021!
This tea was inspired by Portland – aka Rose City!
As I sit here, sipping on this tea, I found myself wondering where it is that I’ve tasted something similar to what I’m drinking & I realized how similar to Breakfast in Bed this tea is. It’s – of course – not precisely that blend – since there are not only more spices here but also different teas utilized in the blend. The Breakfast in Bed blend uses Rose Congou (a Chinese tea) & this blend uses a CTC Assam which is more malty & quite a bit richer than the Congou.
But the blends DO have very similar profiles – so if you enjoyed the Breakfast in Blend tea, you’re likely to enjoy this one as well.
I didn’t go about to make a tea similar to Breakfast in Bed – I’ve just been wanting to make a Rose Chai for some time – the idea of blending the sweetness of rose with the robust, spicy notes of chai has intrigued me & it wasn’t until I sat down & taste tested it that I realized how similar in profile the two are.
For this chai, I started out with Assam & Vietnamese teas. Then I added traditional chai spices: ginger, cinnamon, clove, cardamom & black pepper. Then I added some vanilla bean to lend some creaminess to the cup – I wanted to give this a latte-like flavor without having to add milk to it. Finally, I added rose buds & petals to the mix.
This tea is warm & comforting. Spicy but not too spicy. The rose adds a really lovely note to it. There is a nice amount of vanilla to this – silky & smooth. I really love how this chai came together. There’s a really nice balance of all the flavors here – you taste a little bit of everything but not too much of any one thing.
This blend is organic, VEGAN, gluten free & allergen free!
organic ingredients: black teas, rose buds, rose petals, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, vanilla beans & natural flavors
This tea is so nice. I’m loving every sip of it! The first flavors I pick up on are the cinnamon, clove & ginger. The vanilla also comes in right away – followed by the bold, malty flavors of the black tea base. Then I notice the sweetness of the rose. Cardamom! The pepper isn’t a very dominant flavor – by design – I didn’t want this to be too peppery – I was looking for a zesty spicy note with a little bit of warmth from the pepper – without too much bite from it.
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Homemade Advent Day 17
This one is a fun blend since it’s a Portland aka rose city inspired blend which is my hometown. The cardamom, clove, and other spices are really nice here against the smooth malty base. The rose pairs nicely with the vanilla making it sweet and lovely without any additions including milk. It’s so creamy, sweet, and balanced that it doesn’t even need milk or honey. A chai without milk is a chai for me! I would purchase this one for sure and could see myself drinking it often.
This is a delicious traditional chai with the addition of some floral notes from the rose.
I was able to get a second steep out of this that was just as delicious!
Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Creamy, Malt, Rose, Smooth, Spices, Sweet