2 Tasting Notes
The only thing that would make this better is if the vanilla was actually slightly less strong. I enjoy it, steeped extra long / hot so it’s very strong, and adding milk/cream and sugar – but it’s almost too sweet, even if I add less sugar, because it’s a sweet flavor, not the actual sweetness. Still, very fantastic.
…fun tip: brew this half-and-half with Bigelow’s raspberry black tea. It tastes like gloriousness in a cup.
This is one of my favorite relaxing teas (well, for a black tea). It has a very calming flavor to it. I’ve had better chai teas in terms of the spices, and overall “chai” experience, but this will stay one of my top teas, and one that will always be stocked in my tea hoard.
I usually steep it really hot, for a really long time, one teabag for half a cup’s worth of water. I let mine steep anywhere from fifteen to thirty minutes. Then I add milk/cream, and lots of sugar. It’s ridiculous, and flavorful, and one of the best things for getting through the weird mental lull that happens at around 2/3pm at work.