Where I normally prefer Masala chai, this Kashmiri blend has really won me over. It’s much lighter and somewhat less spicy than Tealuxe’s Masala blend, and honey is particularly good as a sweetener.
Of the several chai teas sold by Tealuxe, this is probably my favorite, but that’s not the ringing endorsement you might think. I like my chai punchy, and though this one was balanced beautifully, and definitely had a cardamon top note, it left me feeling a bit flat. Honestly, it reminded me of Oregon Chai without the extra hit of vanilla.
It bears a long steep and comes out with more up front spiciness without getting bitter. But it doesn’t do well for a second steep in that case.