A review: Ruby Red Chai (Spiced Rooibos) by Trader Joe’s
I am having this tea since it has been a long while, as well as I was reminded of this tea because of the way it is packaged (individual teabags are wrapped in clear plastic bags) and another tea (Kukicha) by Haiku has similar packaging; clear and individually wrapped tea bags. It is a nice effect, you open the box and the spices rise up in the air filling your nostrils and lungs with such sweetness and delights and you can view the teabags without really trying to since it is clear.
I use one tea bag and poured hot water into the cup and left to steep for few minutes. I am trying shorter steep time; since last time I had this tea, it cooked for five minutes, and I will not be adding anything else to it.
I find with shorter steep time the spices are more potent/pungent even. It is a full-bodied tea all on its own. It is a warming tea because of the spices; cloves, allspice and cardamom all vying for attention it seems with the nutmeg and cinnamon not too far behind.
I am looking for warmth and comfort when selecting the teas I chose to drink. This indeed did provide the warmth and soothing mind, but my soul is still in turmoil. And cannot be helped. Not the teas’ fault, but of mine own.
This is good chai; an allspice cup of chai!