Uh oh. I think I’ve unleashed a new obsession. Why, whyyyy did I have to LOVE everything in my first 52teas order? It’s going to be so so hard to stop myself from going overboard. This always happens when I find an amazing new tea company (or bath product company or etsy seller or recipe collection). I convince myself that I need allthetea by sheer virtue of its deliciousness. Curse you, delicious tea, I’ve already placed a second order!
Anyway, this one. New favourite chai! Seriously. I’m always complaining in my tasting notes about chili or other spicy-based teas where the spicy factor is virtually nonexistent. Especially with chais..I want my mouth to be burning, people! There is a good amount of heat in this blend, but I wouldn’t complain if it were a tiny bit stronger. Even so, this is the spiciest chai I’ve had the pleasure of tasting, which makes me want to give Frank a high five. I like milk and sugar in my chai, which might have muted the heat just a little bit, but it still came through nicely.
The chai spices are spot on, I taste cinnamon (but not overpoweringly so), ginger, the cardamom, and they’re all in perfect balance. The almond and cacao nibs really add a little something too! Really rich and decadent tasting. I don’t taste much chocolate flavour, which is more than fine with me. I’m picky about chocolate teas, they can taste so artificial. The hint of cocoa flavour in this blend is great though, I find it just adds to the overall richness of the cup, rather than screaming chocolate. I also love that even with all this flavour going on, you can still taste the lovely black tea base in the background. Perfect!