I’ve had this one a while… just making tasting notes now. It was a sample included with my ESP order. First, I think the flavor has changed since the last time I had it, unless I brewed it differently (of course, it’s different every time). But I don’t trust these ESP packages that are not sealed air tight. The bags just fold over. I put all my ESP teas in one ziplock. The flavor seems very mild for a chai, and I steeped it for a while! It seems like any chai with black tea mixed with it is more mild.. less room for the spices. (Except for Zentealife.com’s Energizing Chai which had both pu-erh and mate added to it and the flavor was AMAZING.) I do like that this one had black pepper in it. I saw a bunch of those fall into my infuser first. But really, why is this so mild tasting?
The classical Chai tea is pleasant and strong in flavor. The intense taste is due to the select ingredients like aniseed, cinnamon, ginger and special flavoring. This delicious infusion will truly be loved by “beginners”. Milk and sugar should be added, to achieve the ultimate taste sensation.
Ingredients: black tea, aniseed, cinnamon pieces, ginger bits, black pepper, cloves, chicory roots, flavoring.
Serving Size: 1-2 level tsp./6oz serving
Brew Temp: 203 to 212 degree F
Brew Time: 4 to 5 Minutes