…and another from the Chai sampler! This is one I’ve been looking forward to, since Assam is one of my favourite black teas and I like a Chai with a decently strong base. I was pleased to see this one wasn’t a CTC; it seems truer to the spirit of Assam that way! This one’s a fairly simple chai blend, with just cardamom, cinnamon, clove, and black pepper.
I like this one, as I knew I would, although it’s a little heavier on the clove than I’d hoped. There’s also rather a lot of cardamom, although I don’t mind that so much. The cinnamon pulls it back, though, and the pepper! I love a chai with lots of black pepper, and this one ticks that box without question.
It’s straightforward and classic, no kookiness here! It also means it’s not particularly unique, but there’s room for that. A solid chai in autumn is never a bad thing!