Next packet of old holiday tea!
The dry leaf has a nice, ginger-forward chai aroma… I smell ginger, clove, and a subtle nutmeg aroma. Brewed 3g in 350ml 205F water for 3 minutes. The base teas lend a lot to the warm aroma, with a strong malty/baked bread undertone. Perhaps slight notes of citrus and honey, as well. The spices aren’t as overwhelming in the brewed aroma compared to dry, but they do tickle at my nose, with a warm and delicious scent. They are popping more as my teacup cools to drinking temps.
There is a nice, breakfasty base here, with a prominent ginger flavor… it’s strong, but doesn’t burn the mouth, with a sweetness there rounding out any sharp spice edges. I get a lot of the clove flavor on the sip as well. Other than the tea having a gentle sweetness to it, I’m not tasting anything I’d personally peg as creme brulee.
It’s nice… smooth enough to drink plain with no issues, but I think this will also make a nice latte, as well, which I plan to try as well.
Flavors: Bread, Citrus, Clove, Ginger, Honey, Malt, Nutmeg, Smooth, Spices, Sweet