I avoided this one for the longest time because it’s marketed as a Chai, and I typically don’t enjoy Chai spices – but through working at DT I’ve realized that it actually really only has the one spice: cinnamon. I feel like the name is pretty misleading, since that’s the case, and I can’t help but wonder how many other people have avoided it for the reason I did so long…
It is CRAZY popular though; like to the degree that Pumpkin Chai or Santa’s Secret are where people will come in on a VERY regular basis and buy 200g+ quantities. So, I knew that I definitely needed to see what the hype was about.
Honestly; I kind of liked it. Really my only issue was that it comes off rather sweet/strong, but I’m sure that slightly underleafing would fix that problem for me. It tastes much like how I remember Hot Lips tasted; really robust cinnamon candies. Like the cinnamon hearts you get at Valentine’s day, or Red Hots.
If you like cinnamon, this is the cup of tea you want/need!
Friendly reminder that I’m not currently numerically rating DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently seasonally employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.