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Cinnamon, Spices, Cardamon, Cloves, Ginger
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 9 oz / 268 ml

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  • “I blame TheTeaFairy. I had to skillet toast a PBJ this evening. I had it with Twinings Chai. It stood up to the challenge better than I imagined. Maybe someday I will actually learn to appreciate...” Read full tasting note
  • “I had two cups of this at my neighbors house today and was actually quite impressed, so I’m surprised by some of the comments & low ratings it’s been given here .. A medium strength black that...” Read full tasting note
  • “So, it’s administrative assistants appreciation week at work, and we get treats. Today was a coffee/tea break from Pete’s Frootique, and I snagged a bagged chai from Twinings, I’m always wary of...” Read full tasting note
  • “I received this today in a packet of teas from K S. This Chai is richer tasting and more aromatic than Twining’s Christmas tea, which is similar. The Christmas tea contains artificial flavors,...” Read full tasting note

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Once upon a time, Chai was drunk only by the royalty in India. But word got out about its spicy, soothing flavour & soon the streets were filled with the distinctive scent of cinnamon, ginger and cloves.

Chai is perfect at any time of day,but particularly in the afternoon. Invite some friends round and share the secret all over again.

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36 Tasting Notes

266 tasting notes

Noticed a box of Twinings Chai in my grandmother’s cupboard this past Easter so I took 2 bags to try. A very nice chai, especially for a teabag that is drinkable straight up. Some might think that the spices are weak but personally I like it that it is drinkable as is without needing massive amounts of cream and honey to tone down the spices to be less than overwhelming.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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115 tasting notes

This tea isn’t flavorful at all, both in terms of tea and spices. I used 3 bags in my cup today and it still tastes watery. I almost wonder if there is tea in those bags. This doesn’t even come close to loose-leaf chai.

Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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5 tasting notes

I love Chai so much I can say that is one of my favorite kinds of tea and this tea makes me happy. So the way how I had stumbled upon it was I was just at Publix (My local supper market) and I was looking for my favorite Chai tea, but before I saw my tea I saw a Lovely selection of teas and a whole lot of Chai and I then I say Twinings Chai and I was really apprehensive in getting it but I was like it couldn’t really hurt so I got it and I was so happy with and uh it was lovely I had it black first then with sugar and then with milk and it was amazing and it isn’t as sweet as my old favorite since I put the sugar I like this one much more c:

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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22 tasting notes

I love chai tea. Love it, love it, love it. I could drink it every day… so why don’t I?

This tea isn’t a strong chai. But I could definitely use it as my morning caffeine.


Yes, why don’t you? I do:)

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64 tasting notes

Sure if you need a chai and you are locked up in Morrisons with a cup and kettle, go for it. Very smooth for commercial appeal but has no passion! My fav’s (Biochai and Palquin and even CS) aren’t afraid to slap you in the face with flavor & let everyone’s nostrils know what you are drinking. But if you want mellow, nothing wrong with the twinnings.

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38 tasting notes

This is my first time trying Chai and Twining’s and i was impressed. Very tasty tea that i can’t wait to try again.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger

Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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1783 tasting notes

Another free work thing. Clearly there’s some Christmas spirit in the office, if people are giving away tea. I suspect desk cleaning is more likely, though, but never mind. Free tea is free tea. I’m SURE I’ve tried this one before, and logged it. This isn’t exactly a new tea to me, being readily available in the UK and whatever…Hmm.

Anyway. I prepared it as a latte, using two bags in 1/2 cup of boiling water, because memory tells me that they’re not particularly strong. I topped it up with hot milk. The plan is to see if we can improve on this morning’s lacklustre Bollywood Chai.

Apparently, we maybe can’t. I’m not quite sure how I feel about this one. It’s less artificial in flavour terms that the Bollywood Chai, but it’s also not particularly strong or flavourful even with two bags. There is a warming spiciness at the back of my throat, but I’m struggling to identify individual ingredients. It’s kinda generic and one-note, maybe a little flat tasting? That could be an age-related issue, I suppose. The black base is strong and fairly malty, and holds up to the milk well. I just expected a little bit more, I think, and I’m not quite getting what I thought I would. Another chai that’s not quite met my expectations this morning! Perhaps those expectations are too high?

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp

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41 tasting notes

Very nice tea! The aroma from the chai spices and herbs definitely sets it apart. The taste and aftertaste are equally pleasing. They are subtle and not too overpowering. Great work Twinings!

Flavors: Cardamon, Cloves

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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13 tasting notes

Way too much cinnamon. No flavor of black tea as a base. Leaves the aftertaste of an artificial sweetener.

Flavors: Cinnamon

3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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32 tasting notes

I’ve uploaded a photo of my box of this tea because the British packaging for it is different from the US version (and maybe the ingredients are too, looking at others’ tasting notes for this).

I bought it because it was cheap and cheerful, and sometimes I fancy a spicy tea in the morning; I had a small stash of a chai a couple of years ago that was utterly stunning, but I didn’t keep track of my teas back then, so I have no idea what it was, or even who sold it.

In the UK version of this, the only ingredients listed on the box are tea, cinnamon, ginger, and ‘flavourings’, so most of the spices that should be there are missing. I can taste a hint of cloves, but no cardamom or black pepper. It tastes mostly of cinnamon, and doesn’t have the warmth of a good chai, or the nice little sting on the tongue that the black peppercorns should give it.

It’s not a terrible tea; I don’t take sugar so maybe adding a bit would bring out some of the flavours more, but to me this tastes a bit insipid. I’m going to rate it at about 65, because it’s convenient when I’m stumbling around first thing in the morning and can’t get myself together enough to throw some spices and black tea in a pan and boil them up, and also because it’s a pleasant enough drink, even with it’s shortcomings.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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