I tried the Premium Chai - 20 bag option, and that tea was out of this world delicious with just a bit of honey added. Normally I drink black currant tea but I'll drink this tea when I need a sweet pick-me-up. I swear it has mood-enhancing properties! :)
Please please please bring back Indian Spice!!! This blend is not even close! Wil not be purchasing this again and I gave it a fair shot. Used. All of a 1lb bag.
I really enjoy the complex, spicy flavors of this chai but I must admit that I do miss that slight tingly burn of black pepper and ginger I've experienced with other chais (although the flavor of those other chais do not compare to this one). After brewing this tea haven't experienced any bitterness at all, perhaps my tastes are different or I'm brewing a less concentrated tea. The cardamom and nutmeg are the first ones to hit my palate, then the cloves, cinnamon with the vanilla rounding out the finish. On occasion I've added ground black pepper into the loose tea to get some of that missing bite, a bit of a cheater's hack, but it works! I haven't tried the old formula, but if it was peppery I imagine it must have been amazing, nevertheless I still think this is a very good chai and I haven't found any to top it that I can find commercially.
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