The Chai Brewing Company

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The Chai Brewing Company is a small business here in Canada, and it continues to impress me! I feel like they make each one of their tea blends with so much love! :)

I have been hunting for a spicy chai blend, but that has no caffeine. This one hits the spot if you still want a bold, black tea base, but without the caffeine. I enjoy having this decaf chai in the evenings. It has no bitterness or astringency. The ginger and black pepper notes are the most prominant with a slight hint of caradamon.

It tastes quite good. However, I like really spicy chais, which is why I loved the chai brewing company’s masala chai blend. However, I like this one too. I had it just black, but I could imagine it tasting great with some milk and sugar.

Flavors: Black Pepper, Cardamon, Ginger, Spicy

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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Another excellent tea by the lovely Chai Brewing Company, a small business in Toronto. I know I said this during my last review of their masala chai blend; however, the owners of this company are SO nice and provide excellent customer service.

First Impressions: It smells strongly of turmeric, and then the other spices like black pepper and cardamon, are more so in the background, which makes sense since turmeric is a bold flavour/smell.

Preparation: 2 heaping tablespoons of turmeric chai, 16 oz David’s Tea nordic mug, and steeped in boiling water for 5 minutes. It steeps to a beautiful, vibrant orange.

Taste: I loved this blend. The turmeric tasted extremely fresh. There is no astringency or bitterness to this tea, but it has a kick.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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Wow! I am beyond impressed with this tea. This tea is from a small business in Toronto, which I discovered through the Toronto Tea Festival’s Instagram page. To be honest, most of the prepared chai blends I have tried have been from David’s Tea or chai-inspired blends. These were also delicious!!! :)

However, I have been on the search for something truly authentic. For me, as somebody who is South Asian, this would entail finding a masala chai blend that replicates what I would find in my grandmother’s kitchen, and I think I found it! :) Please consider supporting this small Canadian tea company if you can!

Smell: Strong, fragrant, pungent masala chai spices. When I looked at the blend, all the spices were ground, not whole. This is how my grandma usually made chai since grounding the spices lets the flavours shine.

Preparation: I made this one stove-top style with water, sugar, and milk!

Taste: This stole the show for me! It really tastes like an authentic masala chai. That is my only way of putting it. All the flavours are well-balanced. The notes I get the most are the ginger, cardamon, and fennel. The other notes are there too, but they are more so in the background. I really enjoyed this! It also has a very warming feeling that I expect from my masala chais; perfect for the winter.

Overall, a great tea blend, and the owners of this small business are lovely. Answered all my questions promptly! If you love chai, I would highly recommend this blend.

Flavors: Black Pepper, Cardamon, Cloves, Fennel, Ginger, Rose, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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