I don’t know if I’m getting picky about chais or what… but I do not like the spicing in this tea. Or… this tea at all, really. I can’t figure out exactly what spices are most prominent, but they’re not the ones I like in my chais. I can taste a hint of the coffee, which actually IMO is the only part of this tea done well (a hint of flavour, but not overwhelming). And the worst part? The sickly sweet, revolting stevia. Never have I tasted such an incredibly sweet tea when there’s a) no fruit in the blend and b) I haven’t added sugar myself. It’s like the sweetness of licorice, without the licorice flavour. I actually have never really been all that bothered by stevia in teas before, but it is really grossing me out here. I’m only finishing this cup because it’s one of the three teas I brought to tide me through my neverending sample weighing tonight, and I need all the caffeine I can get. That said, I’m now in the office making a new tea to replace the grossness in this cup. (On the plus side, that’s one infuser I can dump out immediately when I get home – NOT resteeping!)
Coffee Chai (organic)
Tea or coffee…why can’t it be both? With this blend, you can have it all. We took a spiced black tea with cardamom, cinnamon and ginger, then added whole coffee beans to jazz it up. It has a subtler, richer flavour than many of our chais, with a big hit of floral spice from the cardamom and a tasty depth from the coffee beans. We love drinking it hot or iced, but you’ve really got to try it at a latte – with lots of foam and a dash of cinnamon, it’ll be the best decision you make all day.
Ingredients: black tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, coffee beans, stevia.