2 Tasting Notes
I recommend this tea for people who love sweet and spicy chai. I haven’t tried Starbucks’ Oprah Chai version (I don’t think I ever plan to, to be honest) because I work at Teavana and I prefer it steeped over the idea of drinking its concentrate (Starbucks). When the Oprah Chai launched, we experimented with its flavors to see what really works best and I personally prefer it steeped without any sugar. It has all the sweet elements: cinnamon, ginger, and cherob pieces that do its job perfectly. If you love the Maharaja Chai Oolong from Teavana, the Oprah Chai is crazy similar but less spicier and a bit sweeter (naturally, of course.) My favorite way of having the Oprah Chai is iced with coconut milk. It’s super refreshing!
Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Ginger, Rooibos
If you’re a fan of fruity scents and are looking for an easy steeper kind of tea, then this one might be perfect for you! It’s a forgiving tea that is light in flavor (and rich in scent) and won’t leave you with a repulsed look on your face and a bitter taste sitting on your tongue if you’re too lazy to take the tea bag out or forgetful (and if you’re like me, you’re both). The fruity notes of apple, mango and pineapple are uplifting and create an amazing chemistry (since they are all juicy fruits – Yum!). I love it best when it’s finished steaming though still warm enough for you to slurp down with comfort and ease. It’s caffeine free and easy to drink. I recommend this to those who are huge fans of these fruits. Do try it out!