2186 Tasting Notes
I drank this as a 50/50 soy milk/water latte and think chais are best steeped with milk. I liked this with milk a lot more than plain (plain I gave it a 38/100 rating before). It isn’t the best chai I have had, and the metallic licorice is really weird in it. Fennel, coriander, and anise are better chai ingredients IMO. I still have about 2 cups left, but I’m going to use it all up at once I think. It isn’t bad, and I’d drink it again if it was offered to me, but I wouldn’t buy it again. I don’t like that almost smokey base used in this blend, it adds nothing for a chai blend.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Licorice, Metallic, Mineral, Smoke, Spices, Sweet
Green apple, a nice green base (for short steeps only-will get very astringent and bitter if you brew for 3+ minutes). Slightly creamy, fruity, natural sweetness in the base. It makes a nice coldbrew if you can get the timing correct. I found more than once I ended up getting a lot of astringency before the majority of the flavour had steeped out of the leaves.
Flavors: Fruity, Green, Green Apple, Sweet, Vegetal
I seem to be having a good tea day. All of my cups have been fantastic so far.
I drank this as a latte, so I used a bit more leaf than I normally would (2 tsp). With the soy milk is is super creamy, smooth, and decadent. The richness is mostly the spices (nutmeg) in the tea, but soy milk is relatively thick and makes the tea richer. I don’t know if there is quite enough nutmeg for me (perhaps a sprinkle of nutmeg dust on top next time) but I do enjoy this blend.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cream, Green, Nutmeg, Spices, Sweet