Tea type
Black Herbal Blend
Ingredients
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Flavors
Spices, Cinnamon, Flowers
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 11 oz / 325 ml

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  • “A sample from Miss B. I think all of my recent tea orders might be waiting for me when I get home, so all the more reason to work on some samples today! I think I’ve only tried maybe one or two...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown! Thanks MissB for the sample! I had this last night while I watched a movie. It was a lighter Thai tea and to truly bring out the flavours I added some honey and a splash of almond milk....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Had my first cup of this today, from a tea-buying spree in Seattle this past weekend, where among other things I attended The Film School, and ran into Kevin Smith and Jason Mews in my hotel...” Read full tasting note
    78

From Perennial Tea Room

Blended black teas with bits of orange, ginger, fennel and other Thai spices.

Serve hot just brewed or as a Thai iced tea, by adding sweetened condensed milk or coconut milk.

For more orange color a food safe color is often used in Thai restaurants.

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A sample from Miss B. I think all of my recent tea orders might be waiting for me when I get home, so all the more reason to work on some samples today! I think I’ve only tried maybe one or two Thai-style teas before, although I tend to enjoy them. Usually it’s coconut that sets a thai chai apart for me, but I don’t see a lot among the dry leaf here. There’s some black tea and some rooibos, plus dried ginger root, orange peel, the odd fennel seed…It’s not giving much away at the moment! I used 1.5 tsp for my cup, and gave it 4 minutes in boiling water. It brewed up unexpectedly dark, so I added a decent splash of milk. Milk and chai make me happy anyway!

To taste, it’s noticeably a Thai blend rather than Indian, but I’m finding it hard to put my finger on exactly what makes it that way. It’s sweeter, even without any added sugar, and there’s definitely some coconut which gives it both a tropical edge and a distinctive creaminess. I’d say there’s also quite a lot of fennel seed, because there’s quite a well defined aniseed flavour, and that’s helping with the sweetness too. I can taste cinnamon, and a touch of ginger in the aftertaste, but they’re not particularly prominent. I’m thinking that even the rooibos is helping the effect a little, giving is a lighter, woodsy-tasting base rather than the thick maltiness of a more traditional chai blend.

I’m enjoying this one, and it’s nice to be reacquainted with a Thai chai! If anything, it’s reminded me how much I’ve missed not having one around for the longest time. I’d quite like to try adding coconut milk to this one, just to see if I can amp up that aspect a little more, but I suspect the sample will be gone before I get around to doing that! One for the future, maybe :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp

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Sipdown!

Thanks MissB for the sample! I had this last night while I watched a movie. It was a lighter Thai tea and to truly bring out the flavours I added some honey and a splash of almond milk. Generally I’m not a fan of adding any dairy (or in my case “dairy”) to my teas, but the only exception to that is Thai and Chai teas. I found this one to be light in taste with no noticeable specific spices, just a conglomeration of them as a whole. It was alright but I prefer something with a bit more heft. I do appreciate the chance to try it though! :)

Flavors: Spices

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Had my first cup of this today, from a tea-buying spree in Seattle this past weekend, where among other things I attended The Film School, and ran into Kevin Smith and Jason Mews in my hotel elevator. It’s a nice, solid Thai tea, although I had to oversweeten it (like a traditional Thai iced tea) to have it taste authentic. I can see myself really enjoying this!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Flowers

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Nicole

You ran into Kevin Smith & Jason Mews? Soooo jelly…

MissB

It was so surprising, and exciting! Kevin didn’t seem social (I found out later they’d just come from a show), but Jay was all sad/quiet until he was recognized, then he lit up and chatted a bit.

ohfancythat

So cool!!!

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