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Vanilla Chai Black Tea

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3 ratings
Picture of Vanilla Chai Black Tea
Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Vanilla Chai
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:?????
Loose/teabag:Teabag

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 17, 2013

Commercial Description

Chai is a delightful blend of tea and exotic spices. It is often brewed with milk, which gives Chai a wonderful, creamy characteristic. In Bigelow Vanilla Chai, we have added vanilla, offering you a whole new dimension in Chai. A sure way to please your senses and enchant your taste buds.

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73 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
(63 reviews) on
One of the things I enjoy with either newly attempted teas, or favorite and familiar ones, is to breathe deeply from the freshly opened packaging and take in the scent of the dried tea. Since this concoction is labeled as vanilla with chai, I had a very well-defined, preconceived notion of how this would smell. Not even close...

It took 1/2 to 3/4 of a minute to figure out what the familiar yet unconventional scent was--not tea, not much vanilla nor even chai spices, particularly, but instead: buttered movie popcorn! While I like movie-theater popcorn, it doesn't seem like an ideal tea flavor. Fortunately the taste is much closer to the advertised packaging, and the creamy vanilla stands out really well. Yet there was still a background buttery, nutty, corny taste in there, probably still delivered through the olfactory pipe.

Overall, I like this tea. Bigelow black teas seem to vary a lot in quality and richness, but this one rendered a really dark and flavorful cup, and I could taste the black tea more than smell it. The blend has a lot going on, with noticeably different dry aroma, wet aroma, taste and aftertaste, and more refined palates than mine might even tease out more flavors and scents. Good stuff to quaff on a cold morning...
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43 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 4/5
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The aroma is sweet and creamy with a nice blend of spices. Steeping the teabag brings out the vanilla creaminess and reminds me of non dairy vanilla creamy. Not much in the way of tea aroma at all.

The taste is kinda like non dairy vanilla creamer as well, but with a nutty quality and a hint of spices. Not terrible but not exactly good either.


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40 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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The spices actually blend pretty well and in spite of the artificial flavoring, this tea is much more natural tasting than I had expected. No noticeable tea aroma, just vanilla and some spice. Creamy and smooth.

I would appreciate a stronger tea presence and perhaps more spice.
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