My Nepal Tea today is another chai, and suprisingly to me, this one was a single-serve teabag in the foil sample bag (what I assumed they all were, until I opened up the last two and had a bunch of loose leaf inside). It looks to me from the ingredients the main difference in the chai blends is this one includes some citrus notes?
The tea has a nice peppery/citrus aroma. And the citrus notes are definitely very present in the sip, as well. I can taste both the herbaceous citrus of lemongrass and the more tangy and pithy orange peel. The cardamom is, once again, the strongest spice flavor in the blend, and it pairs nicely with the citrus notes. The ginger pops toward the end of the sip and leaves a warmth in the mouth after the sip, though it isn’t unpleasant.
I’m happy to see the flavors are quite different between the two black tea chais by this company. The Nepali Breakfast one is a bit sweeter due to the stronger cinnamon note, which I’m not tasting at all in this one, and this one is a little more tangy due to the citrus. I have enjoyed both, but with my love of tangy/tart flavors, I think I prefer this one a bit more.
Flavors: Cardamom, Citrus, Ginger, Herbaceous, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Orange Zest, Pepper, Spices, Spicy