I actually started today with 3 infusions of this. I’m finishing up a Swap Box for Amanda so I think I will send her the rest of this one, too! There are about 3 or 4 cupsworth left :)
I wanted to use up some Amazon credit so I got a Takeya iced tea pitcher and a set of 2 Finum filters. I’m wondering how I have been living without these filters, wow. It’s like a serious eye opening experience.
I also realized why I’m usually not a fan of chai. They remind me too much of the smells when I worked at a craft store in high school…sometimes they remind me a lot of those horrible cinnamon brooms that always were left in the vestibule so people walk in one door and they’re just attacked by cinnamon, that’s how I feel with chai.
And that’s what this one feels like. I am drinking the brooms and the seasonal wax melts in a tea. Ugh I want to like chai so much. (shakes fist at craft store)
Once it’s cooled it’s a bit more drinkable for me, but it’s still hard to drink without thinking of the craft store. Shudder. You know what I had to do in July there? Start setting up Christmas merchandise…those horrid picks covered in glitter. I loved getting covered in glitter though, not gonna lie.
On the other hand, I can give the rest to my mom since she does like it. Thank you nonetheless, TeaEqualsBliss!
Wonderful! I love a good Chai latte, and with this, I don’t even need to add milk, because the vanilla gives it a nice creaminess without the milk. The spices are delicious and warming, perfect for this chilly autumn evening. I’m really loving this.
The black tea base is strong with hints of malt. A nice balance of sweet and astringent. The spices are in good balance also, one particular spice doesn’t really stand out and overpower the other spices. It tastes very harmonious and the vanilla gives it a sweet, creamy touch. So very nice.