This one came to me as a surprise. Like most of Bristol’s, this chai is quite interesting. It has a rooibos base, with right from the start made me wary. I am not quite fond of rooibos in general, to be honest. However, as soon as I opened the bag, a very pleasant, fruity and spicy smell filled my senses. I hadn’t looked at the ingredients yet because I like to make my idea first and right from the get go, I picked up orange, cinnamon, clove and the unmistakable smell of rooibos. Once infused, it was definitely very cinnamon and clove-forward, with the orange flavoring giving it a nice finish, surprisingly not “fake” for flavoring. The cardamom and pink peppercorn are pretty faint, I could only taste them when I brewed it with no added milk or brown sugar. All in all, a pleasant surprise. This is a chai I’d reach for after dinner since it’s caffeine-free. Definitely the best rooibos chai I’ve had.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange, Rooibos