Yogic Chai Original Masala Chai

Country of Origin: India
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 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.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.