thank you Steep City for sending the samples! I was dying to try some of your blends. I’m not sure why this one stood out as one I wanted to try, since there are so many unique teas. I guess I’ll always have a soft spot for chai, as it was the first tea I ever had. This one claims to be the spiciest chai, but I’m not sure if that is possible when mixed with black tea and orange peels. It seems like the spiciest chai would be the tea that only has spices. And my sample didn’t have as many spices as is shown in the picture. But if “spiciest” means the greatest variety of ingredients, then I cana agree with that. After a four minute steep, there is certainly a nice spiciness, but definitely not the spiciest. It has a nice flavor — brisk while the second steep (which I may have liked better) had a certain sweetness to it. The black tea are those tiny grainlike pieces that I see in many chai blends. I really should start adding milk to my chai. Certainly a decent chai, but it seems like I’m always on the hunt for the chai with that special something. I haven’t found my favorite yet, but this one would be high on the list. I really can’t wait to try Nutty Love from Steep City. I’m almost hesitant because I know I’ll love it so much I’ll want to place an order! Ah so much tea!
Cha Cha Chai
An all time favorite with an extra spice. This chai is sassy! More spicy than the traditional. A blend of ginger, cardamom, fennel seeds, anise and all spice. One of the most popular drinks in certain parts of India and for a reason. Full of flavor and punch. Mix this tea with some frothed milk and make yourself a chai latte.
Ingredients: Black Assam tea, ginger, anise star, fennel, coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, black peppercorns, cloves, and orange peel.
Amount: 1 teaspoon per 8 oz for hot tea. You can add more tea for a stronger flavor. You can also make concentrated tea with less water to mix with milk. Froth milk and add cinnamon powder on top for perfection.
Steep at: 212 degrees for 3-5 minutes.