328 Tasting Notes
I love chai in the morning, so I’ve been exploring different chai blends as I’ve come across them. This sample from Upton Imports was intriguing—all the usual spice suspects are present with the addition of coconut and licorice root. I prepared it using takgoti’s recipe (it’s easy to find). The chai is a delicious balance of spice with an appearance by coconut and a surprise of licorice at the finish. (I am not a big fan of licorice as a rule but this was really nice!) A pleasant tweak of the typical chai spice line-up.
It’s glorious today—sunny and in the low 80’s (it’s supposed to get colder later in the week.) I wanted a tea to celebrate spring, and this came to hand. The infusion is the color of rose-gold with a fruity berry aroma. Tart, yet with a sweetness. The flavor and scent held up through 2 subsequent infusions. I will try this one iced next time—it should prove quite refreshing as the weather continues to warm.