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Erm, I’m horrible. I forget who sent this to me… I’m sorry! This tea is so delicious! The spices are well balanced and not too much fennel or anise or any of that licorice flavor. Bleh. The roastiness sort of gave this a caramel-like flavor. I need more of this. Better than rooibos or black base. There should be more kukicha blends out there.
You know, I’ve really come to enjoy this latte style paired with school work in the afternoon. It keeps me from stressing out overly much and that helps me think more clearly and get it all done faster.
It is the best chai I’ve ever had, but I think when I buy more I will opt for their coconut chai – adding some dried of my own really was amazing the one time I had it on hand…
I flaked and added half as much leaf as I usually do, which means it’s not as strong as it usually is. :(
Oh well, it’s still a nice drink to have on a cold, January morning.
When I first saw this was part of the January Steepster Select box, I was a little disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, I love chai and I LOVE Yogic Chai, but, I thought that I had tried this one already. And while I have tried a BUNCH of Yogic Chai’s blends, I haven’t tried their original… so, no longer disappointed! Instead, I’m really thrilled to finally be trying the original after having tried the other blends.
And this one is so good. Nice balance of spices, not too spicy, not too mild… but just right. The Assam does not taste bitter, it is strong and malty and makes a very smooth base for these spices. Yum! I took my first few sips without additions, then added a bit of turbinado sugar, and then made a latte… I like it all three ways, but my favorite is with just a little turbinado sugar. The spices are stronger; I think that the milk in the latte sort of mutes the flavor just a bit. Still delicious and warming, though!
This is a solid and clean masala chai. I am currently drinking it without milk. I will say that it is still a pleasant drink without milk. Some masala chais can be overpowering without milk, but this one holds up nicely. I am going to take some home and prepare it with milk to compare. I will post another note when I do that.
Prepped stovetop style and added a clump of toasted coconut in just to see if any magic would happen. (I know that it’s the oils added, and not the chunks of fruits/flowers that give a tea that extra flavor, but coconut seemed strong enough for me to give it a go).
It’s so bold and spicy, and yes, there is a hint (I think the milk helps) of coconut at the edges of the sip. This is fabulously warm and comforting, something I needed to get me through these last few hours before the weekend…
This was a nice and interesting change. I added a tiny bit of coconut sugar and some coconut milk powder to this to make it milky. The puerh made for a nice, earthy, solid cup of chai. I love the balance of spices that Yogic Chai uses, so it was pretty much a guaranteed success.
Also, it made my kitchen smell awesome!
I absolutely love this blend. This blend is perfect for those times I don’t feel like blending spices on my own. I love this steeped western style or traditionally made via stove. I’m sad to see this one go, but it was perfect for the holidays. It has been a fairly warm winter so far, and I’m glad! However, I was definitely in the mood for chai. mMmm… This last mug I made was made western style. I even used this blend previously for making chicken as I usually use cardamom for chicken. It is delicious! I even put it in my rice cooker.
I made this with vanilla almond milk and agave nectar and it is very good. The spices are balanced and it’s solid without being heavy. Very yummy.
Finishing off the last that I have of this tea. So yummy!
Fantastic masala chai. The flavors were very clean and precise. My 93 year old mother enjoyed it, my wife enjoyed it, and I enjoyed it as well. I prepared it per instructions on their website (added the tea to boiling water, steeped 2 minutes, added about 1/4 milk, and some sweetener) and voila, wonderful and enjoyable tea. Delicious, delightful, and I ordered more.
Yesterday, my friends and I gathered for a holiday party/movie night. I made dumplings and this chai tea! I used about 3.5 tablespoons and about 4 cups of water and heated it over the stove. After 10-15 minutes, I added about 2-3 cups of lactose-free milk and reduced it to a simmer. I also put a tablespoon of brown sugar to the mix. It was DELICIOUS! I was happy that everyone loved it and even got seconds. :) It was a perfect amount of spices. I was worried that it might have needed more milk, but it was fine.
This blend is so convenient, especially for those times when I don’t have enough time to crush my own spices, like yesterday. :)
First chai of fall, for me! Made latte style on the stove.
Yum – I decided on a whim that I wanted apple scones with this for breakfast, so I made both up this morning. Aside from mixing up baking powder with baking soda (Grrrr..) both were tasty and went well together.
I love how the spices in this come together so well – I really can’t pick out any one – they all combine to form a flavor of their own, and that flavor is magical. :)
So delicious! Water/coconut milk on the stove top. This really blows away all the other chais I own. It’s just so much more potently spicy without being sharp or causing that weird feeling I can get in the back of my throat from cinnamon. I guess it just tastes fresher. I can taste each of the spices and they’re perfectly balanced. The coconut is understated but I love what it adds to this.
I made this chai instead of 52tea’s chocolate chai – enjoyed it a lot more! But then I realized I forgot to put sugar into the other. Oops!
This is so good. I am having it iced today, and as good as it is hot, I like it better iced. So invigorating and yet calming at the same time. This one may end up becoming my new favorite from Yogic Chai!
This is so very good. I seem to want it every day, even today despite the warm weather, and am really wishing I got more. I must drink a lot more tea before allowing myself to buy any more, but I’m going to be upset to run out of this creamy, sweet, spicy, kukicha goodness.
good and smooth. Not one spice is over the other.