2 Tasting Notes
This is a spicy chai, exactly how I like it. Every time I open the box I can’t help from sneezing.
The directions suggest combining half boiling water with half boiling milk and then steeping the bag, but I found this tea does just fine steeped with only milk (I steam it with my espresso machine). To top it off I add some vanilla bean paste and coconut sugar to taste and I have one delicious chai tea latte (just as good if not better than Starbucks IMO, and I don’t have to use the concentrate).
I’m a fan of vanilla rooibos teas but this one just didn’t seem to do the job for me. It had more of a fruity cinnamon apple taste instead of smooth vanilla and was somewhat reminiscent of the scented candles at bed bath and beyond. On top of that it left a strange aftertaste similar to one an artificial sweetener would have.
Maybe if this tea had a stronger rooibos flavor I would have rated it higher, but it just wasn’t what I was expecting out of a vanilla rooibos blend.