I love chai teas, but this has got to be one of my favorites. And the best part? It’s caffeine free so I can have this right before bed if I want! It’s also great for those chilly mornings when you need something to brighten up your day. (Like today, when you really start to notice that it’s almost fall, well at least where I live :D)
Dry this tea definitely smells of cinnamon with a hint of clove coming through. This is a bag that you might not want to leave open for long though as the scent of cinnamon can really take over a room (great if you like cinnamon, not so great if your family isn’t as much of a fan.)
Like most red rooibos blends this tea gives a beautiful red-brown liquor that is very distinctive and the aroma of cinnamon is very soothing. Oh and the taste of this one… Yum. The rooibos gives a wonderful flavor to base this chai on, building it with just enough cinnamon to leave a pleasant tingle in your mouth, while the clove to gives it a nice round flavor. The citrus just kind of peaks out at you every once and a while, a nice way to brighten up this tea. Overall it’s got a very smooth mouthfeel, rich and almost creamy without being overly heavy. As the tea cools off a touch the honey really starts to come out too, which gives a nice finish in conjunction with the cinnamon.
What a wonderful way to start the day!