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Chocolate Chai from California Tea House. . . . .

This herbal blend is a lovely cross between chai and hot chocolate. The chai is a non-aggressive but still flavorful blend of spices, including chicory root pieces, cardamom blooms, fresh-cut ginger root, whole cloves and peppercorns. The chocolate side of the blend is cocoa nibs, white chocolate pieces, and orange peels. I drank this straight (no milk/sugar/honey) and found it to be totally sweet. Both literally and figuratively (“sweet, maaaaaaaaaaaan”). It’s also, because it’s decaf, a great drink to give to a kid. My best friend’s daughter is always floating around, asking to have my tea, but the last thing Read More

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Holiday Blend Alert! Holiday Embrace from Plum Deluxe

Here in Wisconsin, we’re known for a few things– cheese (of course), beer (naturally) and cranberries (apparently). While I’m not sipping the former two in tea form anytime soon, any chance I get to rep my state with a tea comprised of the latter, I’m all about it. (But listen, I’ll never say never to the beer/cheese tea given the right opportunity.) This holiday blend from Plum Deluxe is an absolute delight in dry leaf form. The spices and fruit are big and chunky, looking and smelling like the most delightful holiday potpourri you could imagine. Traditional chai spices mingle Read More

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Sri Lanken Chai (AKA Chai of Sri Lanka) from Chash Tea

I received a small sample of Sri Lanken Chai (AKA Chai of Sri Lanka) from Chash Tea and was pretty curious about it. It was an herbal chai. Chash Tea states on the product description that as with most chai, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove, pink and bruised pepper form the spicy foundation and said that these warm spices need to be softened and that the original Sri Lankan version uses lemongrass, coconut chips and pineapple so they combined the two in their Sri Lanken Chai (AKA Chai of Sri Lanka) from Chash Tea. Because it was such a small sample Read More