Monday, February 23, 2015


When I was younger, I did not like tea. It was during my early 20s that I developed a preference for tea after I dined with a friend at The Bombay Grill.

In addition to its tasty Indian food, the restaurant also served a delicious masala chai--this spiced, sweetened, milky beverage was the tea that launched a thousand sips!

In the afternoons and evenings, I drink caffeine-free teas such as Clipper's herbal chai infusion which I'm enjoying here with gulab jamun, brown milk balls covered with sweet syrup.

I love all things coconut so of course, I had to try Zhena's coconut chai green tea...but the "sweet hint of tropical coconut" was too subtle for this gal to detect!

I've tried variations of chai tea over the years but the chai black tea is still my favourite.


I'm joining the following parties this week:
 Tea Time Tuesday
Friends Sharing Tea
Tuesday Cuppa Tea


  1. Chai black tea is my favorite...we are big Indian food lovers...being Brits...did you know that as of 2005 the National Dish of England is now Chicken Tikka Masala??! Love your mug! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  2. For some reason I have never had the chance to try much Indian food. I do make curry but not sure that isn't just an americanized version. Haven't had much chai either. I don't seem to be very adventurous. Just stick to Earl Gray mostly. I should try some of the others. My daughter loves chai I know.

  3. Hi Margie,

    Thank you for sharing your experiences with Chai tea. I will have to experiment more. I don't believe I have ever had coconut Chai. Happy tea day!

  4. I love chai tea, too! My son shared two bags of a green chai with me and they were good, but I still prefer the black chai tea.

  5. Mmmm... a cup of Chai Tea sounds delightful. I always enjoy the Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks... I have a weakness for it! :)

    Have a beautiful day! Hugs!

  6. Hi: I have always loved different teas. Great tea mugs. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  7. Hi Margie,
    I really enjoy Stash Tea's chai. It has a perfect balance of spices for my taste. Of course my weekend treat is a Starbucks chai tea latte. I've never had an authentic chai from an Indian restaurant. I'm sure it tastes completely different from what I'm drinking. Have a good week!

  8. Hi Margie,
    I detested tea when I was younger. My mother, bless her heart, made the worst tea in the world so I never drank it. I was basically a coffee drinker until I discovered the world of tea and all the different varieties there were. My favourite is also Chai black tea. I like the spice. Your mug is a cute one. Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea.


  9. Thanks for your review of chai teas. I'm not a chai drinker, but I'm trying! Happy Tea Day!

  10. I have always liked tea, but I just can't seem to embrace chai.

  11. Hi Margie,
    Your teas look so tasty today. Orange pekoe will always be my favourite but I am trying to be adventuresome and try others. Very pretty mugs! Happy Tea Day! Karen

  12. Growing up, I always love cold tea because didn't care for soda (carbonated), especially detesting cola! I think the first hot tea I tried was at a Thai restaurant and I loved it! My eldest son adores chai, but for me it's an acquired taste I've never developed. The coconut however sounds so delicious, I may give it another whirl!

  13. I was always a tea drinker as my Mom would not let me drink coffee as a child but now I enjoy both equally..... Lovely tea post!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  14. Some great choices of tea are presented here! I grew up in Virginia where tea was always at the table - iced of course and with sugar! I am so pleased you shared at Friends Sharing Tea! An interesting selection!

  15. Hi Margie! Yummy, Indian food! One of my best friends is Indian--I think I've tried all my more adventuresome dishes with her, including Indian food of course! For her wedding shower I got a cardamom chai from Tea India--one of the best chai teas I've had. Have you ever tried them? I think they are sold in Canada--not that it is a huge country or anything so of course it would be available near you ;)! I'm not a big fan of Zhena's teas usually myself.

    In other news, the Good Witch series starts finally this Saturday :) I'm excited!

  16. You are making my mouth water with this photos of gulab jamun. I had them when I was in India, and they are so good!

  17. Yep, I love tea too, specially when I give up coffee for Lent, lol!
    I'm now zipping tea with milk and's just delish! Your setting and your chai sounds great.
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  18. Thank you for visiting me, as well! I'm linking to your blog. Happy tea times!


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