Monday, May 27, 2013
Yogic Chai Original Masala Chai
Leaf Appearance: small, dark with lots of visible spices
Ingredients: Organic Assam Tea, Organic Green Cardamom, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Cloves & Organic Ginger
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: stove top
This tea was a blast from my tea review past. I wrote about it way back in 2008 when I was a staff reviewer on Teaviews.com. Many teas have crossed my path since then and yet it still holds the title of best chai in my book. I finally remembered to pick some up when they announced that their teas are now available on Amazon. I excitedly brewed some in the classic stove top style for my boyfriend and I. I'm not usually one for adding milk to tea but I very much prefer my chai this way. The taste was just as earthy, sweet and super spicy as I had remembered. Just a touch of sugar really helped the flavors pop. It's tempting to use extra leaf but be forewarned, this is very powerful stuff! You would be hard pressed to find a more comforting yet invigorating cuppa and I'm not at all surprised that this blend was named North American Tea Champion in the chai category three years in a row. This Jersey girl loves that Yogic Chai is based in the Garden State. They even have a cafe in the lobby of the Montclair train station so make sure you stop in if you are ever in that neck of the woods. I REALLY wish that my work commute brought me through there.
You can find out more about this tea here.