Another sampler pack, picked up a couple weeks ago. It looked like it had a nice potpourri of spices, so I thought it was worth giving a try. I’m actually a little surprised that the inclusion of both anise and star anise doesn’t give it more of a licorice flavor. At most they add a little warmth and sweetness to the background. In fact I thought this would be more spicy than it ended up being – it was subtle, and not overpowered by any one spice flavor. If I got more of this I’d definitely try steeping it for longer and perhaps even preparing it chai style.
The warmth and spice of this clove flavored Chai blend make for a cozy cup. Notes of brandy and creamy vanilla brace your senses for the season’s first frost.
Ingredients: Black tea from Ceylon, China and India, natural flavor, cinnamon, orange and lemon peel, star anise, anise, fennel, and cloves.