Sunday, September 25, 2011

Boston Tea Company Bombay Chai

Country of Origin: China and India
Leaf Appearance: small, dark with non-descript colored pieces mixed throughout
Ingredients: Black tea, organic ginger, organic cloves, organic cinnamon, cardamom, orange spice flavor
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain mug
Liquor: bright, reddish brown

This tea was packaged in a silk pyramid tea bag. It was wonderfully toasty with just a hint of sweet spice. There wasn’t a single ingredient that stood out or overpowered the others, instead they seemed perfectly blended. I don’t like chai that is throat-burningly over the top so it was just my speed. Although on the mild side, it was definitely still strong enough to take sugar or milk if you wanted to. I still have a few bags left and I’m looking forward to having them at work. Fall is the perfect time of year for chai and the weather here has finally started to cool off a bit.

You can find out more about this tea here.