Gingerbread Chai

Tea type
Black Chai Blend
Assam Tea, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Indian Black Tea, Natural Flavours, Red Peppercorn
Cinnamon, Ginger, Peppercorn, Spices, Tannin, Cardamon
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Loose Leaf
Organic, Vegan
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Boiling 4 min, 45 sec 11 oz / 311 ml

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This was the tea we created for our 2010 12 Teas of Christmas Sampler.

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Apparently I was in the mood for 52 Teas holiday chais this morning because I ended up brewing this as a chocolate milk latte, and Eggnog Chai plain. This sample came to me courtesy of Evol Ving Ness and since Gingerbread is one of those flavors I gravitate towards, I was more than happy to see this in the shoe box full of teas she shared.

So here’s the thing, with the chocolate milk component, this tastes like chocolate gingerbread…heavy on the ginger. It’s certainly a chai but also captures the molasses-rich baked good. I enjoyed it quite a bit so thank you Evol Ving Ness for the share.

Evol Ving Ness

I find this one has that chocolate covered gingerbread component even without the chocolate milk latte part.

Glad you enjoyed this one! It sounds like a delicious way to prepare it.

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This is a pretty solid chai, however I wish it had more cake and ginger flavours, I’m not really getting gingerbread from it. I can, however, taste lots of other spices and a very nice black tea base.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Peppercorn, Spices, Tannin

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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It’s a rare moment for me to have milk at home. And then, for me to add that milk to my tea. And then, for me to add a heaping spoon of local honey to my tea as well.

Anyway, I did all that and I can tell you that it is a beautiful thing which was created in my tea cup.

It is almost unfair to drink a chai black and unsweetened. This cup may just be the beginning of a new destiny for my remaining chai blends.

I just hiked my rating of this tea up to 90 from 80 because this spice medley and tea base is exactly what I want from a chai spice mix. Beautiful balance.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Ginger

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Agreed. Chai requires dairy and sweetener.


When I taste-test the chai, I always do so without sweetener at first just to see if I’m pleased with the flavors. Then I add either honey or raw sugar because I agree, chai should be sweetened – the sweetness enhances the spices and makes the chai come alive.

I don’t always add dairy though because I’m really picky with my dairy. We keep 1% in the house all the time but I hate that stuff – I feel like it waters down a chai more than it flavors it. So unless I have a creamier alternative in the house I don’t usually go with dairy. But sweetener, definitely.

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you for chiming in on this, Anne. Just after posting this note, I found myself wondering what your habits were when you test-drove your teas.

When I stopped drinking coffee at home about a year ago, I stopped buying milk or cream. Today, I went out for brunch and had coffee with my meal. On the way home, I stopped in at the corner store for a very small container of 2%. There were no other choices in that smallest size. I would have preferred homo, but as I drink my tea black, this already tasted creamy enough. But 1%, oh hell no.


Yeah, my hubby prefers the 1% and since he eats cereal more frequently than I, I don’t really chime in on my preference. I’ll buy 1/2 & 1/2 every once in a while and I really LOVE that in my chai when I want to go latte. Just a tiny splash of it gives me the creaminess I crave when I’m craving a latte. For when I have cereal, I usually use half of the 1% and half of the half&half which gives me something like whole milk which is my preference. I will only buy whole milk though when I’m making something like tres leches cake because it won’t get consumed otherwise because I’m not a milk drinker.

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you for the suggestions. I like half and half latte idea. The corner store also carries half and half in the tiny size, so I will try it one day. For now, the 2% is plenty creamy enough for me.


@Evol Ving Ness, how strong is the gingerbread taste?

Evol Ving Ness

The three spices are in perfect balance, IMHO.

Evol Ving Ness

I don’t quite know how to answer your question. It’s a very gingery chai blend.


hmmm…. interesting

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I love chai, but don’t love ginger, so I was thankful to find this was just a less cinnamon-focused chai. I liked it, but I love cinnamon, so I would always prefer that.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I had this at my sister’s house during New Years. It’s a nice idea, but something in it tastes a bit fake.

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