I’m out of my Teavana Chai blend, so I’m waiting (im)patiently for my order. This is a great alternative – I love the spices and mixed with a sweetener (Sun Crystals) does wonders for the flavors as well. I don’t add milk to my chai; I’m allergic to some enzymes in dairy, plus I like it better that way.
Please see other notes. This is another fave!
OK, I’m upping my rating on this one. When I arrived at work today I reached for my usual chai wake-up blend, but my tastebuds wanted this one! I steeped it for the length of the cup – as usual – and the aroma of the chai is amazing! (I had to give out a couple bags to coworkers, but I’m slowly converting them to the cult that is tea… lol)
This is such a wake-up, pick-me-up, great-way-to-start-the-day blend. I do prefer the green tea chai version that Tea District also offers, but I do tend to prefer green tea over black teas.
I’m actually brewing a second cup – not using the same tea bag; resteepability isn’t very evident here, but then again I “soak” to the end of the cup anyway. I love more flavors and a spicy aftertaste, so I would need a new bag anyway.
This is quickly becoming a favorite!
Honestly, each time I have this it gets spicier and better! I love this version of chai, with plenty of cinnamon, cardamom and spunk; no sip is plain. Please see other notes for my chronological joy for this bagged heaven!
The more I try this tea, the more I like it! The tip for my flavor preferences – which are strong & spicy – seems to be using almost boiling water and steeping for at least six minutes (or the length of the cup). I add a little bit of Splenda to balance the flavors, but this one gets better each day.