drank African Chai by Justea
5 tasting notes

Preface: If you are wanting an Indian chai, this tea is not that.

It is, however, an exciting twist on conventional chai with new spices (not cardamom, ginger or cinnamon based) in different quantities than you are used to. The blend is a really great mix of spice to tea ratio, with no argument for dominance. The spices harmonize really well with the Kenyan black tea base flavour.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Thomas Fluevog

You steep for only 2 min.? Is that the recommendation for this chai?

In my oppinion the spices need a little bit longer to develop their full potential. I found 4-5 min. much better for me. But maybe that’s personal preference.

JusTea

I prefer to steep it between 3-4 minutes with a bit more tea than normal ~ 1.5-2 tsp. But hey, personal preference is the way to go!! :D

K S

Nice to know this is intentionally not a standard chai – I guess that helps explain why I liked it.

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Thomas Fluevog

You steep for only 2 min.? Is that the recommendation for this chai?

In my oppinion the spices need a little bit longer to develop their full potential. I found 4-5 min. much better for me. But maybe that’s personal preference.

JusTea

I prefer to steep it between 3-4 minutes with a bit more tea than normal ~ 1.5-2 tsp. But hey, personal preference is the way to go!! :D

K S

Nice to know this is intentionally not a standard chai – I guess that helps explain why I liked it.

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