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drank Bombay Masala Chai by Chai Diaries
1159 tasting notes

Dangit. I tried this one at the Coffee & Tea Festival yesterday and promptly bought a tin. It’s delicious. The spice blend is very well-balanced and a touch creamy even before adding anything to the brew. I happily made myself a cuppa this morning with some rice milk to bring out the creaminess more. My one critique is that the clove gets a little too strong towards the bottom of the cup, but it’s still delicious. So OF COURSE this turns out to be one of those black teas that makes my stomach hurt. Maybe it’s Indian teas specifically? I know I recently had Chinese and Nepalese blacks without a problem. Hmmm.

Anyway, this is frickin tasty but I can’t drink it. Swaps, anyone? Otherwise I’ll just give it to my brother.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Creamy, Vanilla

ashmanra

Indian black teas give me a stomach ache. I believe it is due to the higher levels of polyphenols. Indian greens do not seen to affect me, so it may have something to do with the varietal used, or the terroir, or who knows what?

Kaylee

Aw, it’s nice to know I’m not alone!

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ashmanra

Indian black teas give me a stomach ache. I believe it is due to the higher levels of polyphenols. Indian greens do not seen to affect me, so it may have something to do with the varietal used, or the terroir, or who knows what?

Kaylee

Aw, it’s nice to know I’m not alone!

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Geek and nerd (shoutout to GeekSteep). Still trying to get a handle on this whole work/life balance while ALSO succeeding at work thing. I have some chronic illnesses that make that harder. Tea is my respite.

Favorite tea types, in order:
oolongs
green
herbal
white
yellow

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pu’erh

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Calabash
Volition
Tea Thoughts
Harney & Sons
Yunomi
Teavivre

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