Spi Chai

Tea type
Chai Herbal Blend
Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Jasmine Flowers, Licorice Root, Rose Petals, Star Anise Bits
Anise, Licorice, Spices, Spicy, Sweet
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Caffeine Free
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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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A caffeine-free version of classic Indian chai. A blend of masala spices, including star anise, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves, combined with liquorice root, ginger and rose petals that augment and complement the spicy complexity. A vibrant and aromatic blend that is well-balanced, full flavoured and lighter than expected, so unlike traditional Chai, is best without milk. Warming, comforting and a gentle health tonic good for the nerves and digestion, this is a winning winter warmer.

Ingredients: Cardamon, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, liquorice root, jasmine blossoms, rose petals

Brewing Guide: 1 tsp per cup, 212 F, 3-5 min. steep

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May Flowers! This is another chai sampler from my T2 sampler haul that I actually put off last month since it also includes rose and jasmine. This is an herbal chai, so it is just a blend of spices, with the addition of licorice root and the floral petals. I’ve actually been very curious to try this one!

I have to say, I was immediately let down by the leaf. In my little sampler, there was only one rose petal, and I couldn’t make out much (any?) jasmine either. So much for saving this chai with the expectations of a floral-touched flavor profile! So I already know going in this is pretty much just going to be a strong spice blend. Ah well. I do have one other chai in my collection that has floral additions (a black tea blend) so maybe it’ll work out better?

The brewed tea has a very strong cinnamon aroma. The flavor opens with hints of cinnamon and ginger, but the anise and licorice root are definitely the strongest flavors in the cup. I’m a big fan of both of those notes, but I know a lot of people aren’t, and if you fall in that category, then this is a chai blend you’ll want to stear clear from — the licorice notes really pack a wallop here! There is a little touch of cardamom right near the end of the sip, and I’d say the flavors of the spices do blend well, but there is certainly a dominance on the anise/licorice root element… and I was disappointed the floral element in my sampler was pretty much non-existant, because I was curious what that might have added to the blend in terms of giving it some sweetness balance.

Because I enjoy licorice flavors, I did enjoy this cuppa. But I most enjoy a chai that balances its spices well, and I was disappointed at the lack of the floral elements after I had been looking forward to that particular aspect of the tea.

Flavors: Anise, Licorice, Spices, Spicy, Sweet

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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I find it to be a really lovely substitute for the normal chai as I prefer it caffeine free. It could do without the liquorice root, but that’s really just personal preference.

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