Delicious scent and taste, very vanilla and with a nice spicing to it. Great blend for a tea bag.
“Comfort in a cup. After all the teas that I have sampled, this one tea remains my favorite. The vanilla and chai are in perfect harmony. Had this tea two ways tonight: plain and traditional chai...” Read full tasting note
“I bought this tea because my nephew Brennan said it was good and he thought I would like it. I was eager to cup this despite it being at least partially artificially flavored. In my first cup I...” Read full tasting note
“The third bagged tea of the day yesterday. My dad and I had teas while my mom was at a finance meeting in the evening (she’s the office manager/accountant at her workplace). He boiled the...” Read full tasting note
“Mmmm. This is my ideal dessert tea. Plain, although I keep meaning to try it with milk. Sipping and reading Watchmen. Checked it out of my college’s library. This is one thick graphic novel.” Read full tasting note
Chai is a delightful blend of tea and exotic spices. It is often brewed with milk, which gives Chai a wonderful, creamy characteristic. In Bigelow Vanilla Chai we have added the flavor of vanilla, offering you a whole new dimension in Chai.
Ingredients: black tea, spices, natural and artificial flavors (soy lecithin)
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I decided to dye my hair today, not just my usual black dye but a full out color change. First I had to bleach it, which takes forever! I left the tips black and the rest faded from pale blond to dark brown, then the dye application. I am currently the owner of cobalt to black ombre hair, it looks pretty cool. The annoying part is of course my bathtub is the most porous thing in existence and is also blue, so I need to get some heavy scrubbing on after I go to the store for the proper supplies. Usually I am all for the ‘no chemicals’ approach to house cleaning, but there are sometimes when you just need a bottle of bleach.
If you have ever strolled through a supermarket in the US’s tea and coffee aisle you have probably seen a box of Vanilla Chai by Bigelow Tea. Created from black tea, spices, natural and artificial flavoring. I tend to avoid teas with artificial flavoring because I find that they taste fake so I do not have the highest hopes for this little teabag. The aroma of the teabag is very sweet, strong creamy vanilla notes with underlying spices. It smells quite warm and like vanilla fudge. The aroma is rich and very sweet, good if you have a sweet tooth.
The aroma of the steeped tea is very intensely creamy vanilla, like vanilla ice cream with a dusting of spices and an extremely delicate hint of malt. The aroma reminds me of the vanilla non-dairy creamer for coffee that you find in the same section of the grocery store this tea is in. I don’t hate that aroma, in fact I have been known to just drink creamers on occasion, but it is not an aroma I want to associate with tea.
Adding cream and a touch of sugar since this is a chai makes the tea taste like vanilla cream and a touch of nuttiness and the most delicate hint of spices. Not surprisingly the tea tastes like the non-dairy vanilla creamer that it smelled like, but with a hint of spice and black tea malt. This tea isn’t terrible, if I was at a restaurant and was given a mug of this instead of Lipton (cringe) I would be thrilled, but I do not see myself seeking this out of my own volition.
It was 48 degrees this morning and it got me into the spirit of the coming fall. So, I made myself a cup of Vanilla Chai tea by Bigelow. It was yummy. I Love the smell of it. It’s got plenty of spice to wake up the mouth, but not overpowering. I added a bit of sugar and because it is a little weak on cream I added a bit of cream. It was smooth. I like the vanilla hanging in the background adding just enough flavor to mellow out the spices.
This is one of my favorite relaxing teas (well, for a black tea). It has a very calming flavor to it. I’ve had better chai teas in terms of the spices, and overall “chai” experience, but this will stay one of my top teas, and one that will always be stocked in my tea hoard.
I usually steep it really hot, for a really long time, one teabag for half a cup’s worth of water. I let mine steep anywhere from fifteen to thirty minutes. Then I add milk/cream, and lots of sugar. It’s ridiculous, and flavorful, and one of the best things for getting through the weird mental lull that happens at around 2/3pm at work.