Caramel Vanilla Chai

A Black Chai Blend from


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Calculated from 30 Ratings
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Black Chai Blend
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Cardamon, Clove, Cookie, Ginger, Pepper, Pine, Spices, Spicy, Ash, Bitter, Caramel, Cinnamon, Vanilla
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Typical Preparation
Use 10 oz / 287 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Use 4 g of tea
Steep for 3 min, 45 sec
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“This tea seems to bring out the storyteller in me. Soooo, crazy story first! Tea review second! I just got home from buying lunch. I walk in the door and my cat jumps off a chair to greet me. ...” Read full tasting note
“Finished my sample today – I had forgotten that it is basically ground tea and spices. Ugh. Threw some in my T-Sac and steeped as long as I dared (2 or 3 minutes). The smell is kind of yucky, very...” Read full tasting note
“This time around, it’s MUCH better. I used about a 1/3 less leaf and it made for a much better tasting chai. Sweet, creamy, spicy and BOLD! Very tasty. Off to write my review for SororiTea Sisters!” Read full tasting note
“I was angry last night. Really angry… My bother decided that the best idea he could possibly have was to through a party at my house because he figured that I would stay at the hospital because my...” Read full tasting note


This is a tea originally blended during Frank’s era (2011) & it’s one that I added on a whim when I was creating the holiday poll this year. It’s also one where I took a few LiberTEAS with the recipe – as I didn’t have a finely ground CTC Assam that had been tried and tested by me to approve for the blend & I didn’t have enough time to seek one out. I suspect that to craft this blend, Frank may have ground everything up very finely in a spice grinder because – if I recall correctly – the spices were also very finely ground, like a powder!

Yeah, so I didn’t do that. But more on that later – here’s Frank’s original description of this tea:

My friend and sometimes helper, Jessica has been asking me for this blend, so here goes. We took our premium Assam CTC teas and blended them with freshly ground cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove and black pepper, then added some organic vanilla bean bits and natural flavors for a seriously decadent treat.

For my rendition of this blend, I started with a blend of organic Assam teas – but the cut is a bit larger than it was for the original blend. It’s still a fairly small cut – but a bit more than the fine grind. Then I went pretty heavily on the spice: cinnamon, ginger, clove, cardamom & black pepper. I added vanilla bean & caramel extract to create a really lovely, flavorful chai.

It has plenty of gusto – and it is strong enough to support the addition of your choice of milk if you want to go latte. This blend is organic, VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen-free! Oh, and it’s so yummy!

organic ingredients: black teas, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove, black pepper, vanilla bean & natural flavors

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