22 Tasting Notes
You can easily find better chai, but you can easily find worse. I probably won’t buy it again, but it was cheap. At least it isn’t dominated by cinnamon, like a lot of bagged chai in America. It may have a hint of imitation vanilla aftertaste, or that may be my imagination.
The pots I brewed with the 2 methods listed on the tea website tasted too strongly of leather for my taste. So, I brewed a final pot using the one method I’ve found so far that toned down the leather flavor of the Teavivre black teas, the “Chinese Gongfu Way” for the Golden Monkey tea (4s rinse, 10s brew, not quite boiling water).
Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Leather
I brewed in the “Chinese Gongfu Way” listed on the tea’s website. With the recommended 5 pieces, and a quick 30s brew after a few seconds of rinse, I found the leather flavor overpowering, similar to few black Teavivre teas I’ve tried so far.
Brewed in the “Chinese Gongfu Way” from the product website. The leather flavor is less intense than the few other black teas I’ve had from Teavivre, but it was still the dominant flavor for me, and not something I am looking for in a tea.
Flavors: Caramel, Leather