Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tazo Organic Chai

Country of Origin: India
Leaf Appearance: very small, dark. paper filter bag
Ingredients: black tea, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, cardamom, cloves and star anise
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup
Liquor: dark brown

I received this tea as a birthday present from my sister. It was part of a gift set that included a cute mustard colored travel tumbler. I always try to drink loose leaf but sometimes tea on the go is a necessity. Tazo's teabags are usually fairly decent and this one was no different. It was earthy and spicy, a fairly classic chai. The ginger was definitely the dominant flavor but all of the other spices came through in turn. There was some astringency but only so much so as to make it brisk. It would certainly be able to stand up to milk and sugar but it was a pleasant cup of tea all by itself. It doesn't taste exactly the same as their chai concentrate but it was fairly close. It wasn't outstanding but I definitely wouldn't turn down a cup of this.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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