787 Tasting Notes
Hm. Not crazy about this chai, actually.
It’s funny, I was never really a huge chai fan until trying that masala chai from Monstrositea (or more accurately, that masala chai from India), which actually seemed to have a fair amount of CTC tea in it, as well as a perfectly blended selection of spices. Something about it blew me away, and I got excited about chai for the first time in my life.
Is Tippity’s masala chai bad? No.
Is it a good masala chai? Probably.
I feel like I probably just have a very particular masala palate. What’s funny is that I am actually kinda crazy about Tippity’s honey-soaked chai. Just not this guy! I wish I could put my finger on what it is about this that didn’t get me going mad for it, but I think it’s my own weird palate and nothing to do with the blend. (Though of course I noticed the beautiful full leaves in the brew and compared them immediately to the CTC in the Monstrositea blend.)
Stabilise my Vata Dosha, Hava!
Another gracious sample from the gang at Tippity. I’m always very interested in medicinal teas, and I think this Ayurvedic blend would sit on my medicinal shelf for sure. After having two big mugs of it tonight after a night of poor sleep last night and a bit of anxiety, I’ll see how I feel in the morning, but right now I’m feeling super great.
This tisane has a lot of flavour to it and the one that wins is the sage, damn son. Sit down. Down in front. The citrus and lemongrass are an excellent balance to the blend. I can sense this is one I’d crave after a belly full of food, and can see how it’d bring about some calm.