Prepared this one on the stovetop because I felt like a nice milky chai after being somewhat disappointed by one yesterday. I added honey instead of sugar this time as it just sounded good tonight.
This tea was an impulse purchase, I added it to my cart with my advent calendar to reach the free shipping threshold. I didn’t have a chai in my cupboard and the tin was so gorgeous that I couldn’t resist!
Anyway, the tea! It has a good blend of strong spices and definitely holds up very well to this preparation. I get a lot of ginger, it’s probably the strongest note here. There are also strong clove, cardamom, and anise flavors. The cinnamon adds a nice sweetness and compliments the other flavors well.
I will say, this also has quite a strong pepper and cardamom kick at the end of the sip. Is that just a usual thing with chai that has pepper in it? It’s definitely more palatable than the Chico Chai I had last night, but I would prefer it a little softer if possible… I guess I’ll have to perfect my recipe!
Flavors: Anise, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Licorice, Spicy, Sweet