Chaï Impérial

Tea type
Black Chai Blend
Ingredients
Cardamom Pods, Cinnamon, Ginger, Orange Peels
Flavors
Cardamom, Clove, Smooth, Spices, Sweet, Candy, Cinnamon, Orange, Cloves, Orange Zest
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec 7 oz / 206 ml

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  • “Palais Des Thes Advent Calendar Day 9: I honestly wasn’t gonna make a note for this one but I might as well write what I thought of it. This is a nice enough cup of Chai but nothing special or that...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Palais des Thés Advent Calendar – Day 9 (from November backlog) Hmm, so the wrapper for this lists “black tea, cardamom, and pink pepper”. I’m going to assume that’s an oversimplification since...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I got a bag of this as a free sample with an order (quite) a while ago. I’m keeping it in the cup while drinking and I’ve added plenty of milk. It just strikes me as a bit thin. I’m getting mostly...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is another very smooth tea. The orange peel is present but not overwhelming, and there is kind of a generic spiciness to it. It reminds me of what good old Constant Comment should be. (It’s an...” Read full tasting note
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From Palais des Thes

A blend of black teas and spices

Loved by our customers, the Chai n°25 recipes becomes a permanent reference!

Inspired by the Indian tradition of spiced tea, Chai Impérial is a delicate black tea pepped up with a generous blend of green cardamom, pink peppercorns, cinnamon, ginger, and orange zest.

Full of precious spices, Chai Imperial is a delicious and warm blend which can be prepared nature or with milk like in the Indian tradition.
A must-try!

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Palais Des Thes Advent Calendar Day 9:
I honestly wasn’t gonna make a note for this one but I might as well write what I thought of it. This is a nice enough cup of Chai but nothing special or that I would seek out to purchase. The quality of these teas though is very nice so far with the exception of the one that tasted like Cherry Benadryl(The Des Gourmets)

Flavors: Cardamom, Clove, Smooth, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Palais des Thés Advent Calendar – Day 9 (from November backlog)

Hmm, so the wrapper for this lists “black tea, cardamom, and pink pepper”. I’m going to assume that’s an oversimplification since the sachet smells strongly of sweet cinnamon…

This is very Constant Comment-esque. The strongest note is sweet candylike cinnamon, though not sugary sweet à la Hot Cinnamon Spice. There’s also clove, happily not overpowering, and a nice mild orange flavor. I’m not sure whether I get cardamom here, so there must not be much as it tends to be a strong spice. Definitely not peppercorn either. It’s funny that the spices mentioned on the wrapper aren’t even the strongest ones here. The base tea is very light, so is not contributing much at all other than a bit of body. But it’s also smooth without bitterness after a 4-minute steep.

Overall, this is very pleasant to sip on, and has a nice, festive orange spice sort of flavor. It’s likely not something I would feel compelled to order, but I certainly wouldn’t turn down a cup if offered!

Flavors: Candy, Cinnamon, Clove, Orange, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I got a bag of this as a free sample with an order (quite) a while ago. I’m keeping it in the cup while drinking and I’ve added plenty of milk.

It just strikes me as a bit thin. I’m getting mostly hot water and milk and ginger. And I honestly don’t much care for ginger. It burns in the throat much the same way strong alcohol does, and while I do enjoy the occasional G&T I don’t generally make them very strong.

All I’m getting is ginger. It’s not very satisfactory. I think there’s a bit of cardamom somewhere in there, but it’s not very convincing. I think I’ll just have to give up on this one. I want a proper cup of tea.

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This is another very smooth tea. The orange peel is present but not overwhelming, and there is kind of a generic spiciness to it. It reminds me of what good old Constant Comment should be. (It’s an old favorite of mine, I used to drink it with my grandma. :) ) I wish it had a more present spiciness – I wouldn’t call this one chai (I know the word just means tea, but we have coopted it to mean a spicy flavor). It’s still enjoyable, though.

Flavors: Cloves, Orange Zest

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 5 OZ / 147 ML

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