I bought this a while back and finally got around to trying it. I made it with almond milk and heated it on the stove. I really wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the white chocolate, and I think I agree with the previous reviewer that it was unnecessary, but I kind of enjoyed it as something different than my usual chai. When I was sipping it, it first tasted like regular chai but then the chocolate taste would sneak in through the back door and surprise me. Interesting blend for sure! I’m not sure I would repurchase it but I’m definitely glad I tried it.
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Trying this from TTB1… I am starting to wonder if I just don’t care for darjeeling as much as I’d thought I did, because I don’t really care for this. It’s not terrible, the flavour just isn’t appealing at all. It’s on the lighter side, in both colour and taste, and honestly there’s not much else to day about it!
Finished up my sample of this from the 1st round of TTB… accidentally steeped for 7-8 minutes but STILL not bitter. Very nice. I can almost taste a cream note in the background but still not any bergamot. I wish it was a tad stronger but it’s a smooth black blend that’s very nice for the first tea of the morning on a very cold day.
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I’m not even really sure I dislike this, but I’ve reached my tolerance limit. This is getting swapped or gifted!
Backlogging from last night… I didn’t get any raspberry from this (that I recall), and overall I didn’t love it. In general, I don’t seem to be a big fan of white teas. Maybe the subtlety is lost on me or I just haven’t developed the right palate for it. I’ve only tried a few but none of them have been blends I wanted to drink repeatedly. I’ll try again before I rate this but I’m not much of a fan at this point.
I swear, you cannot go wrong with this blend. It’s not OMGAMAZING but it is pretty darn good and also very forgiving, as far as steeping time is concerned. Two thumbs up for today’s cup for sure!
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Ugh, so dull. I have to start trying this with something else… sweetener, milk, paired with another tea… it just doesn’t do anything for me.
Still pretty “meh” about this one. At least it’s different from everything else I usually drink, but I’m still on the fence and don’t really know what rating to give it. I might give in and try some sweetener in it next time.
For some reason this drink was less sweet today (yay!), so it was much tastier. I was pleasantly surprised by the nutritional content after I looked it up this morning as well… not as bad as I’d thought. I think I like the Pomegranate Oolong a little better than this latte overall, but I try to switch it up every so often!
Slowly making my way through the last few bags of this blend… I wasn’t able to find it again in stores (I had a futile hope that it might reappear for the holidays), so I assume when it’s gone it’s gone! I drink it sparingly but there are only about 5 bags left! It’s sad that Celestial Seasonings has a blend that I like enough to repurchase (rare for me—I generally don’t love their teas), and it won’t be around for me to do so.
Dug this out of the back of my cabinet (it’s very old—I should likely throw it out but I figured I’d have some and see if it still tasted okay, and it does)… I remember really not liking this the first time I tried it, but it’s okay today. Not anything I would re-purchase. I would have thought I’d absolutely love this (coconut + chai… two of my favourite things in the whole world), but I just don’t love the flavours together in this blend. I don’t ever add milk or sugar to my teas, but I’ll try to remember to add them sometime in the future since most other reviewers seem to think that’s the best way to drink this.
I was worried that I’d oversteeped this today but it tasted perfect. It’s so amazing when it’s brewed correctly! I skipped my Friday chai because I didn’t need the extra calories this week and this was the perfect substitute.
This is surprisingly good for a powdered/instant mix! I am always pleasantly surprised when I have some. Too bad it’s not a little bit lower-calorie, but don’t I always say that when it comes to chai?!
(backlogging from last night)
I got this in a sample pack quite a while ago, and I took ages to try it due to my dislike of herbal teas. Last night I was cold, and wanted a quick cup of tea that I wouldn’t resteep, so I figured I’d try this. It was about what I expected. Pretty dull, flavour-wise, but with one particular note that stood out. I didn’t hate it but I wouldn’t purchase it.
I never quite know how I feel about this tea. It sounded amazing (which is why I ordered it), and it didn’t quite live up to that expectation but I’m not totally sure I can explain why. It’s not bad, and I don’t know what I would change to make it GREAT so I always end up feeling kind of “meh” about it. It smells fantastic, and the vanilla note is strong but not overwhelming. I just don’t ever look forward to drinking it… I always end up going, “Oh, I haven’t had this in a while so I might as well have a cup” and it’s taken me forever to get through the tin of bags.
Basically just trying to use this up! Not much else to say about it, to be honest.
Had this in the afternoon today & I didn’t want any caffeine. This definitely isn’t a favourite of mine, but honestly for an herbal blend, it’s one of the better ones in my opinion. That’s probably because the spices/flavours are so strong that they overwhelm any grassy/herbal notes (which are usually what kill any chance of me liking an herbal blend). I wouldn’t choose to drink this out of all the teas in my cupboard, but out of the non-caffeinated ones, it’s a decent choice.