drank Ma-Chai by ineeka
545 tasting notes

The Early July TeaLog Catchup !

I mentioned last time that I needed to add some additional black tea to this chai. I chose an assam because a ceylon didn’t feel strong enough for the spices and I wasn’t sure about using a black teas blend, though I might experiment in the future. I decreased the steep time to that recommended for the assam. And I was rewarded with a much better cup. This chai is still heavy on the ginger. Especially so in the second steep.

2nd steep: 20+ mins.

Rating: 67 (upper nice range)

205 °F / 96 °C 4 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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