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Contest # 2 Caffeine Free Chai July 13, 2008

Its hot this summer everywhere you go…especially in Northern India. In honor of India and its dynamic production of botanicals and unique spices our challenge this month is to see who can create the best of the best caffeine free chai blend.

We will of course be trying this hot and iced to keep in a seasonal theme. Hot tea is consumed in India even in the middle of the day to cool the system and create internal balance. Chai literally translates as tea, so the options are pretty limitless. However, most traditional chai blends contain a mixture of cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and a base. Here is a sample of a caffeine free chai for your reference. If you are a seasoned chai blender than please share your experience so others may grow. And if this is your first crack at it…give it a shot. Send a pic if you must.

Remember to please be as descriptive as possible especially if you would like us to prepare it a specific way. Ie: Hot, Iced, Shaken…with milk…ingredients and proportions, etc. Have fun!

 

And the First Winner Is…

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Congratulations to Ms. Thorn on contributing your iced tea recipe! As you know you will be receiving a $75 gift certificate towards any teas or tea supplies at artoftea.com. Thanks we loved trying it. It is not only the only submission for the first ever tea blending challenge but it happens to offer a welcoming taste. Look forward to your submission again for Julys tea blending challange for your chance to win again.

 

Tea Blends Contest #1 June 23, 2008

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Ok, so you think you got what it takes to blend an immaculate iced tea? Try your hand at creating an iced tea that is fitting to quench even the toughest critic in this summer heat.

So here are the rules of the game. Submit your recipe in the comment section on this post and the winner gets not only mentioned on this blog but the opportunity to have the clout of an amazing recognized iced tea , win a prize for the month and will also have the opportunity to invite others to purchase the tea they created for a limited time. Limit one blend per blender/company per contest. Which means you can submit again the next contest around which will be updating and changing seasonally. That’s it! There are the rules. I am sure many of you have some amazing ideas and if you dont yet then well… what are you waiting for? Get blending. You have till July 1st to put your best blending hand forward.
Look forward to sipping your teas!

 

Tea Blending Foundation May 26, 2008

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