I threw caution to the wind tonight when brewing this. Assuming it was green and should be treated lightly I’ve been steeping this at a low temperature. This time I used slightly cooled boiling water, and I have to admit that this smells 1000000x better than it did before. The chai smells are becoming much more apparent than before.
This, I just dunno. I am glad I finally tried it at a hotter temp! It totally cleared up my previous complaint: not enough chai. It really brought out the spicier notes in this blend. I’m still getting the vanilla, but it helps round it out instead of dominating the whole cup. This is greatly improved with the temperature increase, so I am changing my original scoring on this blend.
After my now daily mish mash matcha I decided that I was still in a tea mood and this was at the front of my cupboard.
After having this one around I’ve actually decided that it’s quite good. It is not overwhelmingly amazing or anything; but it is stable, easy to brew, not finicky or bitter, cookie or bread like, and quite a treat. I love the blend for what it is: a workhorse version of a dessert tea. Being that it is neither too sweet or too overwhelming flavor wise. I would have liked more spice and more chocolate, but that’s my personal preferences!
mmmmm!!! This is another tea that I am trying with almond/coconut milk. This really brought out the spice notes in this tea. I really enjoyed this tea with the addition. I think that this tea tastes the best at a higher temperature and longer steep time.
sipdown! Finally. Although I think this is a pretty decent tea, it isn’t overwhelmingly good or anything. I drank a whole ton of it when I first purchased it and I think I got burned out. I’m lowering my score on this one just a bit. The flavor is mostly oatmeal cookies, light spice, and warmth. This tea can take a real battering heat wise and that makes it easy for people to make. :p If I got sick I’d ask for this one because of that.