Bombay Chai


Tea of the Day: Bombay Chai by Mighty Leaf Tea

Description: A melange of spicy notes conjures the steamy, aromatic delights of an Indian street market. Black leaves with subtle hints of orange, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and cloves

Dry tea smells like you might expect from the description, sweet and spicy. To me, the orange and pepper smells stand out the most

Liquor is an orangey brown in the cup.

Steeped tea smells more peppery, but not unpleasantly so.  The tea is lightly sweet on its own, with a spicy aftertaste

Adding sugar makes it a little less spicy, but does not take away from the overall vigor of the flavor.

Tea Rating: 4/5

For some reason, every November I find myself feeling sentimental.

Maybe it’s because it’s usually getting pretty cold by then and cold days make me want to snuggle with blankets and loved ones.

Maybe it’s because it’s my birth month and looking back on the last year makes me squishy.

Maybe it’s just because Thanksgiving is coming up.

Certainly, brainstorming my wedding vows and fleshing out some of the wedding plans does not help with that. Although, if I’m honest, I don’t mind be squishy and sentimental in the least.

But whatever the causes of or contributing factors to my sentimental thoughts, they are here to stay, and I’m cheerfully embracing them.

Being grateful isn’t just good for me (or me) , it’s also good for people around me (or you).

So, throughout the rest of this month, and maybe even as a theme from here forward in this blog, I’ll spend at least one post a week talking about things to be grateful for. Some things will be personal anecdote type things, others will be a bit more broadly applicable. I have this easy-to-use platform, and readers who follow what I post, so why not make it a positive thing for myself and my readers (and maybe the Internet as a whole)?

Today, I’ll leave you with an article I found on this very same subject, written for the New York Times last year.


Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.“–Marcel Proust



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