Masala Chai

Tea type
Chai Tea
Ingredients
Cardamom, Cinnamon Chips, Ginger Root, Indian Black Tea, Natural Cinnamon Flavor, Natural Vanilla Flavor
Flavors
Spices
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
High
Certification
Organic
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  • “In the bag, oh god, rich and pungent. Every note of the aroma–cinnamon, green cardamom, ginger, and vanilla, according to the ingredients list–is as raucous as the streets of Mumbai, fiercely proud...” Read full tasting note
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    SnootyTeaPerson 90 tasting notes
  • “*Santea Clause Traveling Tea Box* Brewed stove-top. Brought to a boil, simmered for five minutes, added milk and sugar, brought to a boil again. Surprisingly, this is quite spicy, even with milk...” Read full tasting note
    KiwiDelight 161 tasting notes
  • “Not as much spice as I generally taste in a chai. The taste seems to be mostly black tea. It might be my taste buds but I see others saying the same thing. Thank you Hapatite for the kind swap :D” Read full tasting note
    carol who 364 tasting notes
  • “For a tea that smells like literal chai heaven in package this tea was one heck of a let down. Seriously. Huge let down. It's missing something important that give chai it's spicy, complex...” Read full tasting note
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    JamiG 26 tasting notes

From Chai Diaries

There is something chaotic yet poetic about Bombay! We love the hustle bustle, colors and chai-wallah-breaks there! In an attempt to capture these distinct memories we created this tea. A robust blend of organic black tea, ginger, cinnamon, green cardamom and other natural flavors, this pays homage to the daily ritual of conversation and tea breaks!

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Chai Diaries means tea memoirs. And to us, that means everything. It’s much more than a daily beverage; it’s a record of life. As the kettle whistles and our tealeaves unfurl in your pot, warm and fragrant, happy memories come to life. You share in the time-honored tradition of experiencing the gift of tea! Fresh tealeaves, natural fruits and botanicals, love and sincerity. Our natural, pesticide-free teas serve as the canvas for a myriad of organic and seasonal blending ingredients. They come together to become our signature blends. Our teas are all natural, provide immense health benefits in day-to-day life including a provider of antioxidants and minerals, assist in weight loss and promote radiant skin!

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In the bag, oh god, rich and pungent. Every note of the aroma–cinnamon, green cardamom, ginger, and vanilla, according to the ingredients list–is as raucous as the streets of Mumbai, fiercely proud of who it is and what it represents. Already, Chai Diaries is starting off strong.

Unfortunately, the brewing instructions lead to oversteepage. It says 5-7 minutes, and erring on the side of 7 led to a disappointing cup of Nope, Does Not Work. Luckily, it’s forgiving enough that the tea wasn’t mouth-wrenchingly horrible–just monosyllabic. With such a letdown for what seemed to be a vivacious, promising tea, it had to be re-tried. Everyone deserves a second chance. Even your crazy ex. (Though only one second chance, do you hear me? Not two. Not three. Just one. Otherwise it’s your own dang fault.)

The good news is that shorter infusions turn out much better. What’s remarkable about this chai is…

Full review here: http://snooteablog.com/2013/07/07/snooty-tea-review-chai-diaries/

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161 tasting notes

Santea Clause Traveling Tea Box

Brewed stove-top. Brought to a boil, simmered for five minutes, added milk and sugar, brought to a boil again.

Surprisingly, this is quite spicy, even with milk and sugar. It’s the spiciest ready-made CTC masala chai blend I’ve ever had – those before might as well have been just black tea (disappointingly). There’s a little too much ginger for my taste. Otherwise it’s pretty good.

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364 tasting notes

Not as much spice as I generally taste in a chai. The taste seems to be mostly black tea. It might be my taste buds but I see others saying the same thing. Thank you Hapatite for the kind swap :D

Flavors: Spices

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For a tea that smells like literal chai heaven in package this tea was one heck of a let down. Seriously. Huge let down. It’s missing something important that give chai it’s spicy, complex uniqueness. Without it this chai is just very bland, and sadly I’ve had better chai from a bag.
It doesn’t help that I’ve been all chai’d and black tea’d out fir the last year and half either. Even my chai obsessed nephew wasn’t impressed with this one. Overall it’s a good comforting tea that will by no means, knock your socks off. Buts it’s still good to have in the cupboard for those chilly afternoons.

Amaryllis

Cloves! That’s what this chai is missing! I had forgotten about that. I remember the first time drinking this tea thinking how ridiculous it was that it didn’t have cloves.

Unfortunately I don’t remember what it tastes like after adding my own cloves to it. But hopefully someday, when I can once again look at a chai without wanting to bury it far, far away into the tea cupboard and away from my person, I’ll write about it. But now is not that time. Oh well.

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