I’ve been looking for a good vanilla chai for a while now, partially because the Spicy Seattle chai that I bought from MarketSpice was way too peppery for my dearly beloved next to me (typing her own review at the same time!). When the TropicalTeaCo sale came to my attention, I couldn’t resist. I mean really, at $0.65 an ounce, the tea would have to be really bad to not be worth it.
This tea is a bit of an enigma. The vanilla is aromatic, but almost lost in the taste. It’s there, but subdued. Could be good for some people, but I could be swimming in a vanilla lake and probably want to add more.
Overpoweringly, I taste something floral. Scanning over the list of ingredients, the only thing I think I could attribute it to is the Sunflower Petals. Though, Missy says she doesn’t notice the petals in the tea like the picture shows. But something is there that’s floral, and not the vanilla spiciness that I’m looking for.
Interestingly, the cardamom and nutmeg are the tastes that seem to linger the most. Neither of which are unpleasant flavors.
This tea deserves another shot, because it seems like there’s a lot to love in this blend. It just doesn’t seem to be hitting my tongue right. Maybe a different steeping will be worth it.