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    Chai Diaries Chocolate Chai

    Photo: Chai Diaries Country of Origin: India Leaf Appearance: small, darl with lots of visible spice pieces Ingredients: black tea, ginger root, green cardamom, chocolate chips with chocolate flavor Steep time: 4 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: deep reddish brown Many people in my every day life assume that I’m a health nut because of my tea habit. The truth is that I have a major sweet tooth and my inner choco-holic always gets excited when I see chocolate in an ingredient list. As far as chai goes this one was fairly mellow. I was able to sip it easily without milk or sugar. The taste…


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    Chai Diaries Rose Sencha

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: deep green, somewhat flat, lots of petals and rosehip pieces Ingredients: Sencha green tea, rosehips, rose petals, and safflowers with rose flavor Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 205 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic infuser mug Liquor: bright gold The aroma of this tea hit me like a bouquet of roses as soon as I opened the canister. Even my non-tea crazy family took notice. I had a brief moment of hesitation, worried that it would be liquid perfume. Thankfully the taste was wonderfully delicate and floral yet vegetal enough to be what I would consider full bodied. It had a sweet lingering finish that I really enjoyed.…

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    Chai Diaries Peach Blooming Tea

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: tight ball, mottled green Ingredients: green tea, crysanthumum, jasmine flowers, peach flavor Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: pale gold I met the girls from Chai Diaries when I attended the New York Coffee and Tea Festival. A tin of this blooming tea followed me home along with some of their yummy chai granola. I was intrigued because I have not really seen flavored blooming tea other than the usual jasmine or osmanthus scented. Vine was just released for Android when I wrote this review (almost two months ago) so I shot the little video below so that you…