5 Tasting Notes
As is true for many chai tea lovers, I am always trying to find that perfect blend. After reading the reviews of this one on this site, I had to try it. The tea itself is visually beautiful and smells like it has plenty of cardamom and ginger to make me happy, but I’m a little worried about the short steeping time that is suggested because I love my chai spices to be able to stand up to some milk & honey.
After 2 minutes of steeping, the tea smells mostly floral and is a light gold in color. Mixed with some honey and milk, the flavor I get is mostly oolong with a slight aftertaste of ginger and cardamom. It’s lovely, but not as bold as I usually like my chai. I think I’ll try cold brewing some tonight to see if that makes it a little stronger.
I’m an Earl Grey lover so I thought I would give this variation a shot. I found it to be brisk and soothing at the same time. It is very heavy on the lavender, but the citrus and vanilla help support it well. The aroma is lovely and reminds me of a lavender and vanilla perfume oil I wear occasionally. It’s not something I will brew on a regular basis, but I’d like to keep a little on hand for the right occasions.