This isn’t a bad choice as a decaf as it turns out. When I tried it the first few times, I drank it plain and it was fairly harsh and peppery — and had that something is missing decaf thing going on. BUT. After having a latte at Starbucks the other day I tried to approximate the flavor with low fat milk and splenda, and was able to get pretty close. Close enough for it to be yum. The only reason it doesn’t make it into a higher bracket for decaf is this: if I’m looking to drink a decaf it’s probably late at night and chances are I’m really looking for something less meal-like than this is with milk and sweetener — it really is borderline chewy!
It’s a sorry second to the Samovar Masala Chai, but I have found myself craving it since I can’t buy the Samovar (it being out of stock and all) and I’ve been consuming it in mass quantities over the last couple of days with milk and splenda. So I’m giving it a little bump for being its little comforting self.