Let’s cut to the chase. This is the best home-prepared chai I have tasted thus far. There’s a nice balance of spice here. Not too gingery. Not too cardamomy, etc. And the coconut adds a pleasant natural sweetness to this. Coconut and spice always seem to play together nicely.
I steeped it for four minutes to start off, and there is no bitterness at all. I’m sure I can give it another minute next time and it’ll be even better. I added some milk and now this smells like a spiced coconut cookie.
After downing that first cup relatively quickly, I’m now trying my second cup without milk, and it’s really good too. The coconut doesn’t quite pop, but it’s still there.
This reminds me of DT Coco Chai Rooibos, except without the peppercorns, and of course, a different tea base.
Thumbs up, Zhena’s Gypsy Tea.