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drank Masala Chai by Shafa Blends
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From the Samurai TTB.

I made a mistake. I’m not sure what I was thinking. I just ate a jalapeno lime chip right before taking my first sip of this chai and now I don’t know if the chai is spicy or if the chip is responsible for setting my mouth on fire. Resisting the urge to eat more chips.

After several minutes, I’m trying this again and I do believe this tea has a kick of spice all on its own. It definitely hits you right in the back of the throat. I noticed mostly cardamom in the dry blend, but I don’t taste any of that now. There’s definitely cinnamon, but it’s of the red hot variety which is not a favorite for me.

Many thanks to SkySamurai for the spicy experience!

Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
tea-sipper

No, the spice was probably from this insanely spiced chai (well, and the chips)… and as far as I can tell, it doesn’t even have spicy peppers of any kind! It’s a mystery.

Shae

I had read the other reviews and expected some spice so I had been warned, but yeah it still caught me off guard!

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tea-sipper

No, the spice was probably from this insanely spiced chai (well, and the chips)… and as far as I can tell, it doesn’t even have spicy peppers of any kind! It’s a mystery.

Shae

I had read the other reviews and expected some spice so I had been warned, but yeah it still caught me off guard!

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

Favorites
Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
White teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good, but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-69: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

70-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

Updated May 2022.

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