I’m starting to get into the chai addiction again as things cool down, and I realized that I’ve only found a few that I can still get and which I adore. What chais do you guys like/prefer? Grocery store/mainstream brands are welcome as well since I’d love to have something to keep in the desk at work!
My favourite bagged Chai is Life Brand from Shoppers Drug Mart. aw yeeeeah.
Oooh! Affordable and available! Is it more sweet or kicky?
I find it a bit more sweet than kicky – I think when I love best about it is that each spice balances each other – it’s not really cinnamon-y or really clove-y. Just right!
I usually pop the bag in hot chocolate or use them for pumpkin chai lattes. Yummeh.
The fact that this is your answer – and that your answer is the first one – strikes me as disproportionately hilarious. Maybe I’m just tired.
For grocery store type brands, Tazo’s is pretty dang good.
For loose leaf I usually mix my own, there was a thread a day or to ago about home chai recipes :)
My favorite chai is one that is no longer available… called Masterpiece Chai from LiberTEAS. :)
Jaipur Avenue has some amazing chai mixes. The vanilla is to die for: http://www.jaipuravenue.com/
Bhakti Chai has the best concentrate I’ve ever tried: http://www.bhaktichai.com/
The Laoshan Village Chai from Verdant Tea is amazing: http://verdanttea.com/
Finally, I love the chai blends from the Chai Cart: http://www.thechaicart.com/
so…if you had to choose just one, which would it be?
and would it still be possible for at least a one-time comeback for this wonderful Masterpiece Chai? im sure many would like to at least try it again..if not stock up on it :)
btw, what other concentrates have you tried?
Teavana has some decent chai blends.
I’ve heard good things about Yogic Chai (http://yogicchai.com/) but have not tried them myself. They won a bunch of awards ;)
My favourite loose leaf is 52teas Mayan Chocolate Chai. Yum. And Tazo wins in the bagged category! They’re both nice and spicy, which is how chai should be, IMO.
Although I am fond of many brands of chai, I currently have Rishi’s Masala Chai and it is quite nicely balanced.
My absolute favorite is Teavana’s Maharaja Chai Oolong. A bit pricey, but sooo delicious and definitely suitable for re-steeping because it’s very strong, spicy, and fragrant.
Teavana’s White Ayurvedic Chai is also a bit expensive but good, and more on the mellow/fruity/nutty side if that’s what you prefer in a chai.
Tazo’s chai concentrate is really good, too, and found at grocery stores. Their chai in bags tastes kind of stale to me though.