Decided to make this according to the “authentic” directions on the box. While heating up, it smelled so sweet and vanillay. I simmered it for 3 minutes and then poured the whole pot in my cup, forgetting to remove the tea bag. I then proceeded to get distracted, while the tea continued to steep. Maybe 10-15 minutes later I took a sip, and instantly realized my mistake. Way over steeped! I seem to have a bad habit of doing that. I was pretty disappointed, I usually make this tea the quick way, and it’s a sweet vanilla with a nice depth added from the chai spices. If does taste a little artificial, but still enjoyable. And since I like it with the quick method, I was excited to try the authentic method. Might try again later.
8 OZ / 236 ML