Tag: garlic

Episode 174: Kenyan Chai

I’ve gotta say…I’m really a fan of this Kenyan Chai from Zoomdweebie’s. This blend includes black tea from Kenya and it’s mixed with ras el hanout, a savory, pungent spice blend used in North African cuisine.

Ras el hanout is filled with great aromatics (cumin, ginger, cinnamon, etc.), and the unique mix of spices gives a really complex taste to this blend. It’s great hot and fantastic as an iced tea. I love how tea can take you around the world from just a single cup! I just wish I could buy more of this particular blend.

Episode 236: Garlic Toast Iced Tea

I’ve haven’t had this Garlic Toast Iced Tea from Southern Boy Teas in my collection very long, but after trying that carrot curry tea, I figured this would be a great time to give this a try. I mean, I’ve had some odd flavored teas in the past, but garlic toast?

I know it sounds weird, but this is a pretty tasty tea! While it does smell just like freshly-baked garlic toast, the flavor of the tea is mellow and sweet with a slight bit of pungency. The black tea is a perfect base, and prevents this from tasting like…well…garlic toast. If you’re feeling adventurous, give this a try!


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Episode 286: Broccoli Cilantro

Next up in Numi Organic Tea’s savory tea line is this broccoli cilantro blend. Together, these two might not sound that tasty, but Numi has added a number of spices to the mix (turmeric, sage, black pepper, garlic) along with green tea to really round out the flavor.

This particular blend definitely tastes like a fancy vegetable broth. The turmeric gives this blend a slightly dry aftertaste. It’s not the best out of their line, but it’s not the worst either.


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Episode 317: Spinach Chive

I’ve still got a few of these savory teas from Numi Organic Tea left, so I figure I’d go ahead and get them out of the way in these last few weeks of The Year of Tea. This green tea blend includes spinach and chives (of course) along with lime, dill, onion, coriander, turmeric, and garlic.

Yeah…I’m gonna have to pass on this one. The spinach is a bit too intense and the lime is a really odd ingredient to include with dill. The other spices seem to be standard between these savory tea blends, but in this one, they don’t really add much to complement the main two ingredients. Blech.


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