Over the last few years, I’ve been relatively against chai, as I am most “trendy” things. But since this summer (when my tea obsession started), I’ve tried so many new things that I figured I had to try some chai. I went with the highest rated one on Adagio, the Masala Chai.
Since I am generally unfamiliar with chai, I asked my wife how much milk and sugar I should use. We agreed that I should try it “black” the first time, and then try a couple of combinations after I know the taste.
I opened the tin and was greeted by an overwhelming spicy scent, with plenty of cinnamon. I used my new UtiliTEA kettle to heat up some water and steeped at 212º for five minutes.
In short, the tea is delicious, even without milk and sugar. The cinnamon and ginger and other spices are strong, so I wouldn’t drink this straight (or with milk/sugar) when I wanted to taste the Ceylon, but only when I wanted something different or a “treat” of sorts.