backlogging from last night. So I finally opened the sample I bought. This chai is finely chopped/processed. Brews (in water) to a very dark liquor. It is quite spicey with a healthy black pepper or ginger heat. Needs a touch of sugar, IMO, to bring out the sweet spices.
The Steeping Room
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This tea is from a local tearoom, The Steeping Room. It is their “Morning Blend”. Slightly smokey, medium weight tea. Along the lines of Irish or Scottish Breakfast, without being as bold. Very smooth with little astringency and a neutral flavor neither bitter nor sour. Reminds me of Victorian Afternoon from MTW Teas. This would be a good “Anytime” tea, especially if you wanted to introduce someone to smokey tea…the smoke is understated and well done.
a quite tasty traditional chai with all the correct spices. Can brew up strong, so would likely take milk well. I don’t drink it milked…perhaps a little touch of sugar to help bring out the sweet spices is all I’ll add. I’ve not verified what all the spices are in this Chai, so taking a stab at a couple that stood out…. There is either some black pepper or ginger…just enough to give it a little tingle and spice heat on the tongue. Cinnamon and clove…definitely a clove finish. A bit harsh and astringent at first…cut it with some more hot water and a touch of sugar and the harshness mellowed. The astringency was there, but ruined by the the sugar after it was added.
Excellent tea – not too strong but has a good flavor.