Saigon Chai (organic)

Tea type
Black Chai Blend
Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Indian Black Tea, Natural Flavours, Pink Peppercorn
Cardamon, Cinnamon, Peppercorn, Pepper, Ginger, Spicy, Cloves
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Fair Trade, Organic
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 15 oz / 437 ml

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  • “I know I go through this all the time, but I have found the Saigon Chai sweet spot! I had another 50 g tucked away somewhere and brewed a cup today. Only 2 or 3 minutes to steep and I shook out the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This tea had an ‘accident’ this morning and ended up down the drain. The flavoring brings it over the top to that sickly sweet candy place. I infinitely prefer chai that relies on the...” Read full tasting note
    OMGsrsly 2167 tasting notes
  • “Tea 7 in my chai quest. I was expecting this to be cinnamon heavy. I think Davids usually are. This one isn’t really that bad, it’s peppery and spicy – but not really as...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is one I’ve been wanting to try, so I grabbed it on my recent order. It’s a decent chai, although not my favorite. It does remind me of fall, as most good chais do. And it’s...” Read full tasting note
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It’s back!

In the 1950s, Saigon cinnamon was one of the finest spices on the market. But then came the Vietnam War, and exports ground to a halt. Half a century later, it’s finally comeback time. Prepare for dark, sweet perfection. This blend of Assam tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves and pink peppercorns is on another level of delicious. Try it iced, Viet-style, with sweetened condensed milk. (MK Kosher)

Organic: Fair Trade Certified Assam black tea, Saigon cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, pink peppercorns. With organic and natural flavouring*.

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92 Tasting Notes

7 tasting notes

To say I’m a fan of chai is to say that Picasso was just an okay painter. So when I say this is the best I’ve ever had, it’s an impressive feat. The wonderfully potent aroma fills the room in a way only beaten by the flavour hits the palate like a freight train (of tea awesomeness). A wonderfully strong chai with a very noticeable cinnamon. Avoid oversteeping though, it will become too bitter after about 6 minutes.

Highly recommended!

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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73 tasting notes

This tea smells spicy and sweet. Still not sure if I really am a fan of chai teas, but this is still tasty.
The cinnamon really comes through whether it’s dry or steeped. That with the other spices gives it a bit of warmth, so it’s definitely a good drink for cold nights. And it’s one of those teas that look pretty, with the red peppercorns and bits of cinnamon and clove.
I put a little honey and milk in mine and let it steep for about 5 minutes, but I think it would be even better in a latte (or iced with sweetened condensed milk like they suggest ;)

5 min, 15 sec

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36 tasting notes

One of my favorite chais. The pink peppercorns add a really nice touch.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Peppercorn

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64 tasting notes

Saigon cinnamon is the nicest tasting cinnamon in my opinion, it has this amazing sweetness. So this one is my favourite chai.

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92 tasting notes

I’m quite disappointed by this tea. There are so many better chai teas on the market than this one.

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I got a cup of this Saigon chai at the David’s Tea store to try it. I didn’t have them add any sweetener to this (just soy milk). It definitely seemed quite cinnamon-y and pepper-y. David’s Tea seems to very fond of both cinnamon and pepper. This seemed kind of weak to me, it could have used more black tea IMO. Maybe the staff made this a little bit weak, it’s hard to tell. When I tossed my teabag out I thought it seemed kind of small for the cup size. Anyway this was okay, but I didn’t love it.

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I had the same problem with this one and a lot of David’s spice teas- always the cinnamon and the peppercorns!


they definitely like that combo, don’t they?


This might be my least favourite chai ever.


I don’t mind the cinnamon and peppercorns in this tea, as it features Saigon Cinnamon, but I agree with you that there seem to be more and more blends with those two ingredients.

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73 tasting notes

Tried this again today. Steeped for only two minutes based on what some other reviews have said. Still really not feeling this. It’s nice, but I like my other chais more and would rarely pick this over them. The cinnamon in it is nice though, I’ll give it that!

All in all, it isn’t bad, it’s just not for me.

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i bought this because i’m a sucker for something with peppercorns and i liked that this was just an interesting chai. tastes better with a longer steep (4 mins at 205* for this batch but i’ll do it for 5 minutes next time and it’s possible even longer will be better). delicious with milk and sugar!

Flavors: Cinnamon, Peppercorn

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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891 tasting notes

I thought this was going to be awesome, but it’s pretty weak and nondescript. I get a bit of cinnamon, cardamom and pepper, and a note that reminds me of really cheap black tea bags, but it all around just tastes kind of flat.

Maybe different steeping parameters would make this better. Milk and sugar helped a tiny bit, but for now, this is bleh and every other chai I have in my cupboard is better.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Pepper

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 7 OZ / 207 ML

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So when I got David’s Chai Collection this was the first of the trio that I tested out. After making a few pots full and drinking them down, I went ahead and got a full tin of the stuff. I couldn’t even wait for the sample I had to run out, I just needed to have plenty of it on hand immediately. It’s that good.

Things I love in my chai: spice, heat, comfort. This chai definitely meets those marks. Steeped in warm milk, water, and just a touch of raw sugar, it’s got lovely flavor while tasting a bit lighter and less decadent than chai usually does to me when prepared stovetop-style. (Once I tried chai that way, back when I was still just discovering tea beyond cheap bags, I just couldn’t go back to steeping it in plain water and then adding whatever else – the most time/effort-crunch compromise I’ll make is quick-heating the milk and water, combining them & the sugar, and then steeping the tea in the mixture.)

Overall it’s not the best in the world, but it’s pretty perfect as an everyday blend for me – and as a humble but delicious addition to my daily life rather than a special occasion type of tea, I adore it entirely. If you want a lighter chai that still has quite a bit of spice, you can’t go wrong with this one.

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