Reviews

The Persimmon Tree Thai Chai

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: small, dark with lots of spices and lemongrass
Ingredients: Black Tea, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger Root, Dried Coconut, Lemon Grass, Cardamon Pods, Natural Coconut Flavor
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Steeper
Liquor: reddish brown

This isn’t quite your traditional chai because it has the somewhat tropical flavors of lemongrass and coconut. Spicy yet sweet, it was much more smooth and mellow than I was expecting. The base tea was earthy but not overly robust. Cinnamon seemed to stand out the most among the spices but the ginger did add a pleasant zing to the finish. The ingredients all came together quite well but I couldn’t help but feel that Star Anise was missing. Not all tea drinkers are a fan of that spice so this would be a great blend for those types of folks. No milk is necessary with this one, in fact it might be detrimental. A tiny bit of honey or agave might do nicely though. It’s fairly moderately priced so it would make a good daily drinker at the office if you wanted something with a kick but not too much.

Thai Chai sample provided by The Persimmon Tree.

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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.