I used this tea as an experimental “guinea pig” in an attempt to figure out if this article was true.
For those of you who are busy today, the upshot of the article was that the “scientific” best way to make tea is to microwave it.
I made this tea a few weeks ago (traditionally), and forgot to review it. But I have a pretty good memory of how it was. So I decided to drop the tea into my gravity steeper and zap the whole shebang for a minute and a half.
The result: weak tea that wasn’t even hot.
I put the tea in there for another minute and a half. Then I left the tea in the steeper for anther 5 minutes. The result was the same basic tea that I’d made the old-fashioned way. But with more work.
Enough experimenting. Let’s get to the review.
This is a great chai slammed together with sweet honeybush. The creator of the tea was worried there wasn’t enough cinnamon, but I think that the lesser amount of cinnamon allows the other flavors a moment in the spotlight.
The honeybush is very sweet and creamy. It’s a great contrast against the chai. The result is kind of a gingerbread/snickerdoodle vibe. I see where the author was going with that. It’s not my favorite kind of cookie, so I don’t have a strong point of reference, but I have eaten chunks of gingerbread houses*, and I think it’s close.
* It’s a Christmas tradition. I start devouring scraps. Sometimes off people’s works-in-progress.
Happy sipping, Internet!
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Leaf Type: Honeybush
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