538 Tasting Notes
The first thing you notice when you open this concentrate is a strong ginger snap smell. It’s important to note that this concentrate is much, much less sweet than other concentrates. I had to fiddle with this one a bit to get a brew I really enjoyed. But it was well worth the effort! This is a pretty solid choice for me when I can find it.
Out of all the chai concentrates, I find this one to be my favorite. It’s not too spicy or too mellow. Whenever I have the craving for good, fast, easy chai this is exactly what I grab for. Using this product makes it easy to adjust the flavor to your own liking. This product is simply a must for me during the winter!
Thanks to The Republic of Tea for sending this to me as a sample with their catalog! I think this tea really reminds me of a raspberry tea I used to drink. It’s very sweet and I bet it would be very nice iced. I was actually very shocked to see how pink this brew was. It makes me wonder if it’s a natural thing dealing with the added hibiscus or pomegranate juice. Either way, not a bad tea!
I was pretty excited to try this tea as I haven’t had a lot of chances to try white teas. But the outcome of this was severely disappointing. No matter the steep time or temperature used, this brew always ended up bitter. Adding honey or sugar did not help much and didn’t blend well with the flavor of the tea. I really wish I had something nice to say about this tea but it has to be the most disappointing tea I’ve bought.