From my December Sips by box!
This is the second masala chai that I’ve gotten from Sips by. I checked my preferences and, sure enough, I marked chai as “Love” for some reason… Don’t get me wrong, I do like masala chai, but I wouldn’t say I love it. So now that’s fixed!
I prepared this on the stovetop according to the package directions – 1/2 cup each of water and milk with two teaspoons of tea, brought to a boil and then boiled for 5-8 minutes. I actually doubled the recipe because a cup didn’t seem like enough for the amount of effort. I also added some vanilla syrup as my sweetener.
It’s pretty good. The cardamom is the strongest note for me, and it melds fairly seamlessly with the black pepper. I’m having a hard time separating out the ginger from the mix, as the three spices blend together very well. I do miss cinnamon, as it’s probably my favorite spice in tea. I get a bit of malt and cereal flavor from the CTC base, though it’s fairly drowned out by the strong spices.
Overall, I like it, but I wish there was some cinnamon here. But that’s obviously more of a personal preference.
ETA: The black pepper built up a bit too much as I continued to sip on this…
Flavors: Cardamom, Ginger, Grain, Malt, Pepper, Spices