Lexia Aleah kindly shared this Beantown chai with me some time ago and I have inadvertently neglected it. However, with a welcome cold snap and two delicious days of drought-breaking rain, I have been on a chai kick.
The base tea reminds me of my beloved PG Tips—tiny little CTC nuggets that steep up strong: enough so that I had to abandon my intention to drink it straight and a little extra water and sugar.
I’m getting gentle hints of all the spices mentioned in the product description—sometimes when sharing small, mailable packets, it’s hard to fit in a representative sample of all the extra non-tea goodies. But I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt. Fresh out of the tin, this is no doubt a straight-up, well-balanced, classic chai.