The dingbat undergrads have already been out full force pumping Electric Avenue and partying at 5pm, so might as well talk about my chai spice experiences so far. Because chai rules the world!
I first tried this plain to see what its true story is all about. The fennel in this blend is loud, at least for me, but I like it. It screams, “I’m unique, so pay attention to me!” Next, I can taste the ginger, then cinnamon, then peppercorn. Surprised the clove isn’t more palpable since I tend to pick that one up easily.
So I had this great idea to combine it with the last of my Chocolate Phoenix chai since a) I don’t care for that one on its own and b) why not? The result is that the two complement each other beautifully. Despite the fact that the chai spice blend also contains cardamom, overall, it really puts the brakes on the cardamom in the Chocolate Phoenix chai, which is my main issue with it.
Oh yeah, and I also tried it on the stove top, combined with some soy milk, brown sugar, and a dash of vanilla. That fennel is sure giving the cardamom a run for its money. And I’m getting the heat from the ginger.
In a way, I kind of prefer drinking it as is. It has a very clean aura. Hard to explain.
Yak yak yak, back to work. I ought to invest in a pair of heavy duty earplugs.