Okay, I’ve had this tea for a while, I’ve just not posted it up here before because I’m lazy. Sue me. ;P
Anyway, this chai is by far my favorite chai of all time. You never forget your first love. :) The black tea probably could be of a higher quality, but I don’t mind that because if it was, it might take away from the wonderfully balanced spices, which are my favorite part. _ Seriously, these people have it right. They make this blend in-house, and I’ve never had a more well-balanced chai, ever. The Indian Chai from Butiki Teas came close, but not close enough. The cardamom notes are just right, and it’s just cinnamon-y enough without being overwhelming, there’s anise there but in the background (not a big fan of anise), there’s even a few hints of nutmeg, and the CLOVES. Oh, the cloves.
drools I really can’t wait until winter so I can have an excuse to drink this every day. It’s not fruity, it’s got no vanilla flavoring, it’s just pure unadulterated spicy sweet goodness. Like getting a big whiff of allspice or pumpkin pie spice—it just hits you in your whole face all at once. _____