Tag: clove

Episode 057: Climber’s High

Surprise — another maté blend! As a non-coffee drinker, maté and black tea are my go-to beverages when I need a buzz. The Tea Spot’s Climber’s High is a great, well-rounded cup of tea that’s great when you need a jolt in the morning or a pick-me-up after lunch.

It’s a yerba maté blend with chai spices, so it’s a light in body but heavy on flavor. There’s also tulsi rama, green tea, white tea, and pu’erh in this blend. It’s kind of a Whitman’s Sampler of tea in one cup!

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Episode 078: Georgia Peaches

Today I’m trying Just Add Honey’s Georgia Peaches — a fitting name for the blend since they’re located here in Georgia! A black tea and honeybush blend is used as the base, and peaches, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves are added.

It’s definitely more bitter than peachy, and I think that’s because of the clove and black tea combination. The peach flavor is heightened with ginger, so I think trying this with a bit of milk or cream might cancel out that astringency.

Overall…it’s just not that peachy.

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Episode 079: Extra Bold Masala Chai

Zoomdweebie’s Extra Bold Masala Chai is about as authentic as you can get without traveling to India yourself. They use RadioactiviTEA as the base (CTC Assam) along with traditional chai spices which have been grinded to release their flavor and oils.

The result is a STRONG cup of tea that will not only wake you up, but warm you up too! The maltiness of the Assam melds perfectly with these ground spices. Add a little bit of milk to cut down on bitterness and you’re in heaven.

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Episode 149: Caramel Vanilla Chai

I woke up needing a cup of tea the size of my head, and this caramel vanilla chai from Zoomdweebie’s really did the trick. Rich, malty CTC Assam (same as their RadioactiviTEA and Extra Bold Masala Chai blends) is blended with cinnamon, cloves, black pepper and cardamom, as well as caramel pieces and vanilla beans.

This is a really great morning tea! The CTC Assam will wake you right up, and the spices, caramel, and vanilla blend together really well (especially if you add some milk or cream). Grab this one quick before it’s gone!

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