This is unlike any chai that I have ever tasted. In fact, it spurred me to look up the definition of chai. Then I found out that “chai” is the Hindi word for “tea” and that “masala chai” refers to what we Westerners redundantly often refer to as “chai tea” (“tea tea”)—black tea with a mix of spices, usually starring cardamom and cinnamon.
There’s not a trace of cardamom in this one and the turmeric is the key player. I find it pretty darn delicious. It’s really making me want Indian food, though. Like I want to be drinking this with a big old plate of palak paneer.
I think this is only the second pu-erh tea I’ve ever tried and it’s both been in blends, so I’m not totally sure what the pu-erh tastes like in this mix, but overall I find it really nice. It’s a bold black tea that makes a good substitute for a black cup of coffee in the morning.
Flavors: Earth, Fennel, Spices