Delicious. Spicy but somehow also has a hint of something fruity. I love that this has cardamom in it unlike the pure chai, which seems to only have cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. This is well-rounded, exotic, and comforting.
“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
“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...” Read full tasting note
“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
“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...” Read full tasting note
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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I love chai it’s my favorite type of tea and indulgence.
This tea turned out very bitter though I did not over steep it.
The bitterness completely overwhelmed the spice and smokiness I usually really enjoy.
I do not sweeten my chai tea unless I have a particularly strong sweet tooth. and this would need a full pound of sugar to alleviate it’s bitterness.
Such an incredible shame!
This is a wonderfully aromatic tea that reminds me of my time in India this past fall. I am the owner of koko chocolates (www.kokochocolates.ca) and use this tea in my new Masala Chai truffle. The wonderful cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon in this tea make for a ganache that will warm your palette.