Aroma when Dry: Bright, balanced spicy, with a creaminess
After water is first poured: creamy, sweet, slight spice
At end of steep: smooth creamy spice/sweet evening out.
Staple? Yes, might stock up on some more for the year– unsure as of yet, as it is weaker, and milder then I make when I do stovetop chai.
Time of day preferred: Afternoon, evening
first notes: sweet, light, creamy, velvety and mild. Can taste cinnamon, slight ginger. No bitterness from the black.
As it cools? notes blend, but the cardamom and black tea surface a bit more, bringing in a bolder hint of bite.
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? A few oz of steamed milk, and half a teaspoon of raw sugar
Lingers? Yes, velvet and creaminess stay, but the spice disappears quickly.