Very astringent and bitter black tea base, but I enjoyed the spicy blend of ginger, pepper, etc. There is a lot of licorice in this tea, but I still enjoyed it.
Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Licorice, Pepper, Spices
“Very astringent and bitter black tea base, but I enjoyed the spicy blend of ginger, pepper, etc. There is a lot of licorice in this tea, but I still enjoyed it.” Read full tasting note
“Le sigh, another prolonged unforeseen absence… I hate it when I just drop off the face of the planet. Also, the hubby and I are back on a no-caffeine diet, so that means no real tea for a while,...” Read full tasting note
“Somehow I forgot I’d reviewed this before, so I picked some more up – Mostly because I’m super-sensitive to caffeine when I’m pregnant, but I really crave chai in the fall. Anyway, this was just...” Read full tasting note
If Stash Tea was a Spice Girl, we’d be Decaf Chai Spice.
Let’s start with the basics: What is Chai tea? In its simplest form, Chai is a mix of spices in a robust black tea. Our Decaf Chai Spice tea is made with a base of naturally decaffeinated black tea from India and blended with 7 premium spices and flavors. If you’re curious, the chai tea spices we use are cinnamon, ginger root, allspice, clove bud oil, and cardamom oil.
Chai tea’s popularity has grown massively over the past few years. And we are proud to be right there leading the way, breaking traditions by bringing you not just the regular chai drink, but also decaf, caffeine-free and adventurous chai flavor pairings. That’s how we came up with so many different flavors of chai like Decaf Vanilla Chai and Spice Dragon Red Chai! We’re continuing our exploration of this robust and versatile tea by creating flavorsome recipes using our teas.
Decaffeinated black tea, cinnamon, ginger root, allspice, natural cinnamon flavor, clove, clove bud oil, cardamom oil
3-5 minutes at 190-209 degrees Fahrenheit
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Le sigh, another prolonged unforeseen absence… I hate it when I just drop off the face of the planet.
Also, the hubby and I are back on a no-caffeine diet, so that means no real tea for a while, except for these lovely decaffeinated bagged teas. Celestial Seasonings has a few, but they aren’t usually carried in the stores, and we’ve found some Twinings and Bigelow decaf here and there. This one I found at good ol’ Wally World (that’s Southern for Walmart… don’t ask). I was so excited to get a decaf chai! I’d missed it so much (we’ve been on this diet for a month now).
Anyway, I steeped it up and added some almond milk and sugar substitute. This particular kind of sugar substitute is called xylitol, and I spring for it because I abhor the aftertaste that stevia and other artificial sweeteners have. This one has no aftertaste, and behaves exactly like sugar, even in baking. :) But I digress. The spices were not overly strong, but they were there, kind of like the kid who sits in the middle of the classroom, and when you get to his name calling roll, gives you a half-hearted wave but says nothing. Anyway, I’ve noticed that decaf black teas have lost a lot of their “oomph” (and by “oomph,” I mean tannins), so you can steep them for much longer without getting that unpolished-copper-astringency. This black tea was no exception, and although I steeped it for way longer than I would a normal chai, the flavor was just lackluster. I’ll drink it, though, because sometimes you just have to have chai, lackluster or no.
Somehow I forgot I’d reviewed this before, so I picked some more up – Mostly because I’m super-sensitive to caffeine when I’m pregnant, but I really crave chai in the fall. Anyway, this was just as lackluster as I remember. I may try throwing it in with a bag of the gold cup chai. That will either be a good combination. Ah well, at least I only picked up 10 bags, and I’m putting together an Herbal and Decaf box right now, so maybe someone else will like this.