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Chai Green Blend
Black Peppercorn, Cardamom, Clove, Gunpowder Green Tea, Lavender, Natural Flavours
Cardamom, Clove, Floral, Lavender, Pepper, Spices, Vegetal
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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 350 ml

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  • “Another purchase from my 2019 trip to Portland, for the sipdown prompt, “a chai.” This is a chai on a gunpowder green tea base, and in addition to the cardamom, peppercorn, and clove spices, it has...” Read full tasting note

From Jasmine Pearl Tea Company

Our twist on a traditional blend from the Kashmir region! Our hearty Gunpowder green tea is blended to perfection with spicy cardamom, peppercorns, and cloves with the sweet natural flavor of amaretto, and finished with fragrant lavender. This tea is outstanding on its own or steeped in milk with a dash of honey.

Ingredients: Chinese Green Tea*, Cardamom*, Peppercorns*, Cloves*, Lavender*, Natural Amaretto Flavor (*Organic)

Brewing Instructions

8 oz Cup

Scoop a level teaspoon of tea into infuser. Heat water to 195° F (before boiling). Pour 8 oz. of water over tea leaves. Steep tea for 3-5 minutes (depending on taste preference). Can also be simmered in milk, then strained. Remove infuser and enjoy tea.


Simply add to your infuser one level teaspoon of leaf per 8 oz. of water and place it in your pot, then add the appropriate amount of 195° F water and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the infuser and enjoy.
Brewing Iced Tea

Our opinion is that a cooled concentrate works best, as regular-strength brew tends to become watery as the ice melts. So, use the above leaf quantities, but half the water, allow it to cool, then pour it over ice and enjoy! The brew will dilute down to proper strength as the ice melts.

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Another purchase from my 2019 trip to Portland, for the sipdown prompt, “a chai.”

This is a chai on a gunpowder green tea base, and in addition to the cardamom, peppercorn, and clove spices, it has lavender flowers and some almondy flavoring. The unique combination intrigued me, which is why I picked it up. Also, I have a weakness for anything with lavender, and unlike Jasmine Pearl’s “French Breakfast,” I can actually smell the lavender in this blend, so hopefully it holds up in taste, as well.

The spices definitely jump out on the nose, with a peppery, tickly sort of sensation. The slight citrusy fragrance of the cardamom is especially appealing. There is a floral note on the nose as well, which creates a very unique aroma beneath the spices.

I normally am not a fan of gunpowder green tea, but I don’t really taste it here beneath the spices. Perhaps a whisper of a vegetal undertone, and perhaps the inherent smokiness is complimenting the spice. The cardamom and clove create a strong flavor, and the pepper lingers a little after the sip, but there is no burning or unpleasant spicy sensations. The lavender is actually flavorful in this blend, but it is soft and mellow, peeking out beneath the spice notes towards the end of the sip. I don’t taste anything like amaretto flavoring, though… perhaps it’s adding a sweetness that is just smoothing it all out.

I really like this! Been a while since I enjoyed a chai and the cardamom/clove double-punch with the sweeter lavender is really doing it for me this morning. I was so unimpressed with the “French Breakfast” blend by this company, but this blend is ticking all the boxes for me.

Flavors: Cardamom, Clove, Floral, Lavender, Pepper, Spices, Vegetal

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

I so love when companies try ‘non-traditional’ bases for their teas. I can’t say I’ve had anything with a Gunpowder base but I’m beyond curious.

One of my favorite blends was “Smoke and Juniper” by Winterwoods Tea Company. I’d never even HEARD of Lapsang blends. Definitely caught my attention to the broader options out there!

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