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I found a bottle of this ready to drink chai from Bhakti in my local Whole Foods. It was quite a surprise! I have tried the Bhakti concentrates in the past and LOVED them, so I grabbed this bottle with great enthusiasm and couldn’t wait to try it.
I enjoyed it although I really prefer the concentrate because: 1) I prefer chai served hot, and 2) I liked that with the concentrate I could control the amount of milk that was added. And because the RTD is made with soy milk, it just tasted a bit thin to me. I like the creaminess of dairy. yeah, it’s not all that good for me, soy milk is better. But, I prefer the dairy stuff. What can I say?
This did taste as spicy as I remember Bhakti chai tasting, and that brought a smile to my face. Overall, a positive RTD experience.
CRAZY ME! http://youtu.be/i66vQ2EM9Z0 Monsoon Wedding Rain Song
When I review an elegant tea it takes a lot of effort. I have a disability. If you were around me you would notice that I can’t multitask and that I get ramped up or hyper until I know you well and can relax. It takes time to write and find the words to express what I want to say and feel. Then I’m drained.
So every day, I mix a hard tea to review with an easier one.
This tea is an easy review. A fun review.
Boulder Colorado is a tea lovers Paradise. There are multiple tea houses and a Tea Festival (next month). I love to go from place to place walking through the outdoor Pearl Street Mall full of flowers and fountains looking so beautiful, stopping at one tea house after another.
I found this locally bottled Iced Chai that comes in various forms. Concentrate, sweetened and unsweetened and all vegan, organic and packaged responsibly. Worth a taste, I thought, since it’s a local product.
Yowzah! One sip and Yowzah! This is some potent Chai!
There’s a volcano in the bottle! Fresh grated ginger (not powdered) and cardamom, organic fair trade black tea, cane juice, ginger juice, organic soy milk and other spices…you betcha!
If you have any trouble with your sinus’s or waking up in the morning…I have the cure!
(the truth is… this is good tasting tea.)
Really, out loud… THIS TASTES GOOD! The heat kickin, and spices
cooled just enough by the soy milk that there is mellowing at the end as though the Black Tea arrived with a caramel flourish.
I would buy this again. Actually, the concentrate where you may add your own milk of choice would be better. You could make the Chai just the strength want it to be.
Nice job for a Brewed in Boulder, CO Fresh Chai!
Now let’s Dance! http://youtu.be/sp1UFAopkHc Come on!
The best chai that I have ever tasted in my best chai tea seeking life! :) I love it because it is real chai tea! No powders or artificial flavors… Just pure and organic goodness! I the fact that the ginger is pressed. It has that good burn a hole in your chest kind of feeling to it…LOL It’s the spiciest and creamiest chai ever! I live in NYC but I’m originally from Denver so whenever I go home I have to stock up on this. I also love that fact that they have on the go bottles of it now!
My supply of this is almost gone, and I will miss it. Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/04/25/product-review-coffee-blend-bhakti-chai-concentrate-from-bhakti-chai/
Having another cup of this today. Bhakti Chai is addictive… it’s probably a good thing that I do not know of any local place that makes these because I would want to go every day! Imagining what hubby would say to that… “you’ve got all that tea at home and yet you want to go someplace to have MORE tea?” Yeah, it would probably be something like that.
Of the three different Bhakti Chai concentrates that I had, this one was the one I was most hesitant about. Having had so many bad experiences with coffee in the past (which is what made me switch to a tea drinker), I was worried I might experience that with this… and I guess time shall tell me more about that, but for now, this is quite tasty.
The coffee lends a unique taste to this Chai – it still tastes like that original chai that I loved so well from Bhakti but with just a hint of coffee … just a little something that makes my taste buds go “hmm… that’s different!” I like it.
Having another chai latte today… this time, I sweetened it with a teaspoon of Turbinado sugar, and it’s amazing like this. I like that I can control the sweetness with this unsweetened variety of Bhakti Chai. I love both the Original and Unsweetened, but I think I like this unsweetened best.
So very delicious!
I’ve already enjoyed two lattes with this tonight! The first, I added nothing other than milk in the same ratio as the concentrate, and it was quite nice. Very similar to the sweetened, except, you know… it wasn’t sweet. I noticed that the spices were not quite as prominent when it was unsweetened, I could primarily taste the ginger and black tea. The second time, I decided to go a little crazy and add a scoop of ice cream and have a chai latte float. And it is awesome!
I didn’t add any additional sweetener to the float (except for what was in the vanilla ice cream). Yummy, creamy, a nice level of sweetness, and I love the way the vanilla sort of peeks through the rest of the flavors. So YUM!
Finishing off the last of this jar… and my full-length review of this chai published this afternoon: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/03/24/product-review-original-bhakti-chai-concentrate-from-bhakti-chai/
Finally bought some concentrate to keep at home, and I have to say I’m so addicted to this! I mix almost 3/4 chai with maybe 1/2 soy milk and have it chilled with ice. AMAZING. I am dying to try it as an ice cream float with Bhakti Chai Ice Cream sometime in the future too.
I also just bought one of the brand new pre-blended ready to drink cold bottled blends (mixed with soy milk) but haven’t had it yet. I got the “slightly sweetened” kind, which I’ve never had before so I’m anxious to see how it tastes too!
It makes me sad that I’m still the only one on here who has tried this (unless some of y’all are drinking it and just haven’t reviewed it yet—?)! It’s so full of awesome spicy chai goodness, I just want to spread the love! I had it again this past weekend at my favourite local restaurant (The Walnut Cafe in Boulder, Colorado)… every time I eat there, I tell myself, “okay, you don’t need a chai—don’t order the chai!” but then I do. Every time. I just can’t help it! I haven’t yet let myself buy the concentrate to keep at home because A) it’s pricy and B) the last thing I need is complete access to chai any time of day or night. I’ll gain 25 pounds in no time! ;)
Had this for the millionth time the other day and had to write about it on here! I absolutely love this blend. It’s much spicier than the usual (Tazo, Oregon Chai) blends that places like Starbucks use. It’s just too bad it’s only served locally (Boulder, Colorado area) as far as I know. They also make an ice cream which is AMAZING (very heavy on the ginger, which normally I’m not a huge fan of, but it works in the ice cream). The concentrate is sold in local Whole Foods here, but it’s about $12 and comes in an enormous jar which there’s no way I would ever use up, so I’ve only had it in restaurants!