Morning Cup is a new daily segment where I post what I am drinking with a quick image of my beverage and some initial thoughts. This is Morning Cup #9
This year’s World Tea Expo is my 3rd trip to this event. I’ve appreciated the opportunities to learn and meet new people each year. I’ve made friends and contacts from every corner of the world and every continent save for Antarctica. The events and sights from this first day of the expo are similar to those from the past two years. Full of energy, vibrant colors and effusive scents tantalizing for everyone here. Read more to learn more.
Check out my coverage of both Day 1 and Day 2 of the 2011 World Tea Expo.
I mentioned just yesterday how versitile chai happens to be. Sometimes though, it’s nice to just go back to the basics. Chai can be enjoyed hot or cold and this Masala style Kama Sutra Chai from Tavalon Tea is no different.
There are many ways to make chai. Even within India itself different regions prepare this classic beverage differently. I have had fantastic coconut and pumpkin spice chai blends. All are twists on the base masala recipe for chai. This Vanilla Bean Chai from 52teas is a nice soothing blend.
This pretty coconut rooibos chai blend from Mighty Leaf Tea is a splendid example of a tea which comes close, but misses the ball. Aromatic and spicy Coco Chai Rooibos still comes out just a bit too weak.
It’s been a week since the end of the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas and I’m still a little heady from the experience. Here’s a recap of my time at the Expo and my takeaway from the event.
This delectably smooth Coconut infused Masala Chai from Yogic Chai coats the mouth with creamy goodness.
Prepare to be dazzled! This spiced Chai is one of the best I’ve had. While easily conjuring up images of Autumn and the American Thanksgiving holiday… I find myself oddly pictured drinking this Chai year ’round!
By now you might realize that Harney & Sons is one of my favorite tea brands. I’ve covered quite a few of their teas here already and you’re assuredly going to see more. That being said, I approached this book with a clear mind and very little “fan boy” mentality, and believe I’ve come up with a review from a book I was ecstatic to pick up.
I know plenty of people who like “Chai.” In they go to their favorite coffee house and they say “I’d like a chai tea latte with soy milk and no cream please…” Little do they know, they’re not getting real chai!