During our last trip to Teavana, this is the one choice that got away from me. I was trying to add an herbal to our cupboard, but ended up with yet another chai!
Mixing this up in my 3-cup pot, I used 2 tablespoons of tea with 2 tablespoons of Sugar in the Raw. I did forget to set a timer for the steep, so it had a good 15-20 minutes while I was working on laundry.
My first sip was an eye-opener. I don’t know if it was the over-steep or the mix itself, but this is actually fairly spicy. I had to add twice as much milk as usual to balance it out. I love a spicy chai, so that’s the biggest plus for this tea.
While I was initially surprised that I could find the oolong leaves (I’ve tried some of their other teas and sometimes the leaves are indistinguishable) they didn’t seem to affect the taste of the tea. I couldn’t even detect a hint of it.
While I do like the spiciness, this is one of their more expensive chais, and since they all seem to taste pretty similar I’m probably not going to go back to this one. It’s tasty, but not quite enough to justify the extra cost.