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Chai Ultra Spice

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Chai Tea
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195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “you know those almond windmill cookies? with almond milk and honey, that's what this tastes like to me. not bad at all, but for something labelling itself "ultra spice", i would expect a little...” Read full tasting note
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    anshin 5 tasting notes
  • “Snowed in at the BF's. He absolutely loves this tea with honey in it. I do like the ginger in the tea, but it's not as spicy as bigelow's chai tea. The spice is more biting rather than warming and...” Read full tasting note
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    Rescueme91106 79 tasting notes
  • “This is currently my favorite tea. I got my first box as a raffle prize at a friend's Halloween party. When it's sweetened properly, it has a really nice bite from the ginger. I also like to...” Read full tasting note
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    bhietala 56 tasting notes
  • “I really like chai tea, but this one is not my favorite. It is called Ultra Spice and I think when they tried to achieve the Ultra part the company just added more ginger. That is really the only...” Read full tasting note
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    TraceyC 72 tasting notes

From Twinings

Ultra Spice Chai

Fine black tea perfectly balanced with more of the sweet and savory spice flavors of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and ginger.

The finest black tea expertly blended with the more of the sweet and savory spice flavors of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and ginger to deliver a robust tea with a rich, vibrant aroma and bold, spice taste.

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5 tasting notes

you know those almond windmill cookies? with almond milk and honey, that’s what this tastes like to me. not bad at all, but for something labelling itself “ultra spice”, i would expect a little more…spice. definitely recommend boiling water for this one, though, because at anything under, it just doesn’t brew to its full capacity.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 7 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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79 tasting notes

Snowed in at the BF’s. He absolutely loves this tea with honey in it. I do like the ginger in the tea, but it’s not as spicy as bigelow’s chai tea. The spice is more biting rather than warming and smooth. Would probably be great with some creamer.

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec

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56 tasting notes

This is currently my favorite tea. I got my first box as a raffle prize at a friend’s Halloween party. When it’s sweetened properly, it has a really nice bite from the ginger. I also like to warm my milk in a small bowl placed on top of the cup while the tea steeps. I find it stays hotter longer that way, as I tend to add more milk to Chai teas than any other tea.

Added 1/26/2013: WOW! I’ve started splitting this half and half with milk and water for brewing. It takes a little more time, but I heat up the milk separatly and only fill the tea cup half way with boiling water to brew the tea. I let it steep for longer than usual (about 10 minutes or so) to get the spices nice and strong, then add the hot milk and sweetener. I don’t do it this way every time, but when I have the time to make it this way, it’s even BETTER! Still my absolute favorite tea!

P.S. I sent a couple bags of this to a friend in New Zealand. He and his mother LOVED it, but they can’t get it in their grocery stores, so now I’ll have to send them each a box! :)

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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72 tasting notes

I really like chai tea, but this one is not my favorite. It is called Ultra Spice and I think when they tried to achieve the Ultra part the company just added more ginger. That is really the only extra spice I get from this tea. I tried it before doctoring with milk and sugar, but it definitely needed the doctoring to be drinkable. I will try this tea again and see if I have anything else to add to this review.

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The third bagged tea I’ve tried in as many days and, like the others, a disappointment. It’s got a bit of spiciness to it, but no real bite. As Liv said in an earlier review1, it’s pretty flat. I don’t like cardamom and whatnot, so I wouldn’t be sad if the ginger were really strong in this, but it’s not. None of the flavours really jumped out at me individually, nor did they work very well together for a nice, smooth flavour.

I sweetened this cup but added no milk. Think I’ll try it with milk next time and see if that makes it better.

1 http://steepster.com/livhathaway/posts/52338

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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24 tasting notes

Chai Ultra Spice is only ultra gingery to my taste, and not ultra spicy, possibly because they didn’t put in any black pepper. They claim there is cardamom in there, but you could have fooled me, I didn’t taste it at all. Also, I looked at the ingredients list, and I’d really like to know what “natural chai flavour” is. Last I checked, “chai” means tea, and I seriously doubt it is natural tea flavor they’re talking about.

But, that said, if you’re looking for a bagged tea that tastes like liquid gingersnaps when appropriately doctored up with sweetener and milk, this is the tea for you. Even though it wasn’t the ultra spicy chai I was hoping for, it was pretty decent anyway.

Preparation
6 min, 0 sec

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11 tasting notes

Probably one of the spiciest of the Twinings bagged teas but still very mild for a chai. I would recommend it for those new to chais or who don’t like the heavily spiced ones.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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8 tasting notes

Nice, light flavour. Not really the darker tea that I prefer nor is it spicy, which was rather disappointing.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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8 tasting notes

This is my tea of choice today. With the holiday candles burning in the background it is just perfect. It is milder than I expected but when made a little strong it warms the day….

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 7 min, 45 sec

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5 tasting notes

Honestly I was dissapointed by the lack of spice here. Maybe it was just the box I bought, but when I get chai I want to feel the spice as much as taste it. This tea has some ginger as others have noted, but it’s pretty flat otherwise.

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