This is my very first tea from canton tea company so the expectations are pretty high!
When i open the package my nose is getting happy with the good spicy smells coming out off the ziplock bag. The spices are very large pieces and thats great to view, never had pieces off spice that where so large like in this blend. The base off this cha is assam, witch i like because i like full body assam tea’s!
So after all this i’m getting ready to brew this in my small gong fu teapot. One teaspoon off chai is going in for 3min with boiling water! In total i’m going to make 2 cups from these leaves like i usually do with black tea’s.
The color off the brew turns out to be a very dark golden brown, it looks and smells good just like the dry leaves used to be. I’m not going to use milk or honey like recommended on the package. So after cooling down a bit i’m finally going to taste it.
On my first sip i can really notice the little balls off green pepper that are in the blend. If i’m correct this blend is lacking cinnamon its a bit weird for me because my last blends used to be cinnamon heavy. The assam is giving this blend a remarkable strong background for the pepper and all the other spices!
The last chai i consumed was from Jing tea and was cinnamon and ginger heavy with a softer background. This chai from canton is the opposite strong and peppery. I’m going to give both chai’s the same amount off points because they are both totally different!