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Organic Masala Chai from Hope & Glory. . .

Hope & Glory is a new company to me but this was a lovely introduction to their teas. While exploring their site, I noticed they had an interesting assortment of tea collections which see the teas sorted by certain characteristics. This particular tea is part of the Rajah Collection which is Hope & Glory’s collection of special and unique teas. In keeping with the idea of “special and unique” I decided to do something new and different when I prepped this tea. I used a glass of skim milk and about 2-3 teaspoons of tea and heated it over the Read More

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Organic Masala Chai from Hope and Glory

I still remember my first Chai latte. It was love at first sip. And the spicier the better! Whether at a coffee shop or at home, I never imagined drinking Chai without some sort of plant milk, my favorite is coconut milk. However, I am also a very impatient person, and I wanted to try this Masala Chai from Hope&Glory, and I have no plant milk. I was kind of scared to try this straight, because some Chai’s I’ve gad in the past are a bit sharp, and need something to tone it down a bit. But it was a Read More

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Maharajah Collection Organic English Breakfast from Hope and Glory

I remember the first full day of my study abroad semester in London like it was yesterday (instead of 2009– wait, am I getting old? Don’t answer that). After a sleepless trans-Atlantic flight and a lazy day of getting acclimated, we were invited to a proper cream tea at a local historic hotel. My love of tea had begun long before my international journey, but it was fairly exclusive to basic herbals and the occasional green– every time I tried to drink straight black tea, I got this stomach-turning ick and would set it aside until it turned cold and Read More

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Maharajah Collection Organic English Breakfast from Hope and Glory

Maharajah Collection Organic English Breakfast from Hope & Glory may be one of the sturdiest black teas that isn’t technically loose that I have ever tasted! The sample of Maharajah Collection Organic English Breakfast from Hope & Glory that I tried was their loose blend IN a silken sachet. Right away I could smell that there was glorious Assam in there somewhere! I was right! Maharajah Collection Organic English Breakfast from Hope & Glory is made up of BOTH Assam AND Ceylon Organic Black Teas! Maharajah Collection Organic English Breakfast from Hope & Glory is ABSOLUTELY an eye-opening English Breakfast Read More

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Organic Earl Grey from Hope and Glory

The leaves of this tea have a lovely refreshing fragrance even before steeping. I steeped it just after boiling, as per the steeping info. I used about 5 grams for about 10 oz. of water. I steeped it in one of my wire mesh ball infusers, but next time I’d plan to use my fine-weave steeping basket because some of the leaves are fine enough that a few leaf particles escaped through the mesh. (I’m not sure if this is normal for this tea or if my sample just got squished in the mail, though.) I really enjoyed the balanced Read More