Simpson & Vail Advent Calendar – Day 17
(originally written November 17th)
Hm, not all that excited for this one. I’m not big on masala chai, and I wasn’t too impressed by S&V’s French Vanilla Chai.
But actually, this one is quite good! The base tea is hefty and brisk, even a tad bitter. It stands up well to the spice. The strongest spice here is the clove, followed by cinnamon and anise. I’m not sure I taste cardamom, but to me it’s often easily overwhelmed by clove.
I’m not sure I feel the need to stock a masala chai blend, but if I did this would be a good choice. It’s not too strong to drink plain, but is definitely hefty enough to stand up to milk.
Flavors: Anise, Astringent, Bitter, Cinnamon, Clove, Spices, Tannic