Rishi Vanilla Mint Chai

According to Rishi this tea consists of pu-erh tea, organic vanilla, organic peppermint, organic cinnamon and organic licorice root. The dry leaves were a mix of blacks, greens and browns. There was a faint minty aroma to them. I prepared this tea by bringing 1.5 cups of water and 1 cup of milk to boil, adding the leaves and then let it simmer for 5 minutes. I never sweeten my tea but it would be easy to add a bit of agave or your sweetener of choice.

This tea is not a traditional chai so I tried not to judge it as such. It was very rich and creamy tasting with vanilla being the dominating flavor. However, I do think it could have used a bit more kick to it. Perhaps some cardamom to balance the sweetness of the licorice? It was still a very enjoyable cup of tea. The nights have been chilly here in New Jersey and it was the perfect warm-me-up drink. I would definitely recommend this tea.

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.