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    Taking Tea In Style Spiced Coconut Chai

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: small, dark with lots of visible spices Ingredients: black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, coconut, ginger root, black pepper Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: reddish brown Nothing beats a good basic chai but the coconut in this blend adds an interesting twist. The base black tea was earthy and full bodied with plenty of astringency. I thought that the spices were well balanced and the black pepper provided a nice bit of kick. Although it could stand up to milk and sweeteners, they really aren’t necessary. I do not use either one unless I am boiling the…


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    Taking Tea InStyle Ice Wine Delight

    Country of Origin: not listed Leaf Appearance: small, dark with visible grape pieces Ingredients: black tea, freeze dried grapes, luxury white tea, Ontario ice wine, natural flavors Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 195 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: bright reddish brown I work with wine for my day job so I’m always really curious when I see anything that combines wine with my love of tea. The freeze dried grapes in this blend looked good enough to eat. The tea was light, tangy and sweet with a finish that definitely came across as wine-like. It’s hard to imagine a black tea tasting like white wine but that is what…