Drank this as a straight chai yesterday afternoon. I have to say, I much prefer it as a latte. The milk seems to tone down some of the smokiness this has about it, and makes it more palatable. I’n not sure where, or what, the smoky flavour is coming from. I suppose most likely the base tea, although it doesn’t smell like that dry.
Anyway. I wanted to try this without a lot of milk so that I could really taste the flavours. There’s undoubtedly a lot of vanilla in this. It’s creamy, sweet, and pleasant. The other spices play a much lesser role, and come out far more in the aftertaste than they do in the sip. I suppose that’s the way it should be in a vanilla chai.
Good, but not the best. I’m going to go back to drinking this as a latte.