drank Ma-Chai by ineeka
545 tasting notes

The Early July TeaLog Catchup !

So even though I haven’t logged this one before, I’ve drank it exactly once before. And what I remember was – light watery chai, needs black tea.

So even thought I remember this, it had been such a long time since I drank it before that I thought I’d try it again plain. I also could not remember how long I steeped it before but do remember thinking a longer steep might help.

So five minutes and plain with no additional black tea. This time I got chai – mostly ginger, some cardamon and black pepper – and some black tea. Definitely still needs an additional bit of black tea, but the chai is stronger than I remember. I have higher hopes for this one now with some tinkering.

The second steep was very light and gingery but I love me some ginger so warm gingery water is decently good to me.

2nd steep: 20+ mins.

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
90-100 Awesome
80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
30-40 Meh
0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no


Charleston, SC

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