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Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend2 / 100 Aroma: 1/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 1/5
Jan. 26th, 2016
This was the worst thing I've ever seen to come out of Starbucks and Teavana, and the worst thing I've seen associated with Oprah's name. It's an abomination, absolutely abhorrent.Read Full Review
The cup has an overwhelming aroma of fake cinnamon, like those fireball candies that I hated as a kid. If you like fireball candies (o...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend63 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 7th, 2015
Green chai is always a tricky one for me; I think of masala chai as being a blending tradition that is inextricably woven into the flavor profile of strong black teas. While traditional masala chai goes well with milk, I think of green tea as not going well with milk at all. I never know what to expect when I try a g...Read Full Review
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: India83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 18th, 2015
A traditional chai that is smooth in flavor but is potently spiced, and equally enjoyable with and without milk.Read Full Review
For having such a finely-broken (CTC) base, this tea is surprisingly mellow and smooth. The dry leaf smells very fresh and light, and the dominant aroma is cardamom, and I can also detect clove. This bo...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Mar. 6th, 2015
A smooth, mild chai that was pleasant to drink but disappointing in its lack of strength and cinnamon-heavy spice blend. Sampled at Velvet Sky bakery.Read Full Review
This tea was surprisingly weak and unsatisfying, even when brewed using more leaf than I normally use. I'm also not crazy about the combination of spices. Cinnamon ...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jun. 10th, 2014
A weak chai blend which was passable, but not particularly chocolatey, slightly overpriced, and which I thought tasted better with milk.Read Full Review
I tried brewing with and without milk, and I thought it was much better with milk, but I recommend a lowish proportion (1tsp / cup) but it still tastes a little weak. Flavor is sm...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: ?????80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 28th, 2014
Like most of Tazo's teas, I think this improved greatly in the change to the full leaf version. But I don't think it's just the quality of ingredients, I think the blend of spices has changed considerably.Read Full Review
The old, flat tea bag was dominated by clove, and although it wasn't too heavy on the cinnamon, it was also to...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: ?????70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 9th, 2014
A creamy chai, light bodied yet with a slight tannic kick.Read Full Review
Sample at the Philadelphia Coffee and Tea Festival...I've taken very long to post my reviews.
This was the first tea I sampled from Chai Diaries, and it impressed me and made me eager to try more from this new company. The vanilla is just enough to impar...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: ?????60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 4th, 2014
A sample from the Philadelphia Coffee and Tea Festival. Thank you, Salada, for providing me with many samples. This one surprised me; I don't think of Salada as a brand that I normally like, but I always approach teas with an open mind, and I'm glad I did because I really liked this tea.Read Full Review
Brews a cup, dark in color...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: India67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 9th, 2013
A sample from the Philadelphia Coffee and Tea Festival. After being impressid with this company's English Breakfast, I was eager to try this one. It's enjoyable, but nothing like what I expected. I've tried this several times and can't shake the impression that it tastes and smells strongly of apples, particularly, ...Read Full Review
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Assam, India60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 18th, 2013
A pleasant and drinkable, but somewhat uninteresting spiced tea or masala chai in a tea bag.Read Full Review
Brews a rich reddish brown color. Bold but clean flavor...moderately bitter and not very astringent.
I definitely notice clove as the dominant aroma. There's not much cinnamon, and I like that, as many commercial chai b...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: ?????53 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 11th, 2013
This one sort-of works--as the spices make it matter a lot less that the base tea is as bland as it is.Read Full Review
I tried this out of curiosity, open to the possibility that I might pour it out without drinking (as I have with some decaf teas). I was pleasantly surprised, which in retrospect, makes considerable sense, since ...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: ?????67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
May. 12th, 2013
A very peppery, spicy chai that with a surprisingly mild base tea.Read Full Review
The leaf is very finely broken, which made me afraid that this one would be too strong, but I find the black tea used as the base is very mild. I don't know where it's from, but it reminds me of some of the milder high-grown Ceylon teas.
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 2nd, 2013
A good caffeine-free 'chai' which is completely dominated by clove, for better or for worse.Read Full Review
This tea had a rich, cloudy red color, much lighter red than most rooibos, suggesting that this blend actually does not contain a majority of rooibos.
The aroma is dominated by clove, and nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon ar...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: India70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 1st, 2013
A good masala chai blend, but not among the best I've tried.Read Full Review
This tea looks to contain a nice blend of dry spices. I see a lot of cardamom pods, which is a good sign.
I thought the base tea was a little on the weak side. In spite of being broken into small pieces, it didn't seem to impart much strength to the c...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: India73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 24th, 2013
The dry leaf smells a bit like potpourri, and a bit like a regular Masala chai.Read Full Review
Upon brewing, this tea is quite peppery and almost prickly on the palate. The brewed cup is not as floral-smelling as the leaf. Aroma is complex and hard to describe: I definitely notice the clove, but the other aromas seem to blend to...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend80 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 5th, 2013
Aroma of the dry leaf and spices is pleasantly pungent, typical for a high-quality Masala chai blend.Read Full Review
I prepared this blend with and without milk. I thought it was better with milk.
Upon brewing, this tea takes on a different character. Suggestive of gingerbread, like warm gingerbread cookies. There is a sligh...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 30th, 2012
This was a somewhat unusual and different-tasting chai. I don't think I like it quite as much as my favorite blends, or as the chai that I mix up myself, but it was still pretty good.Read Full Review
The aroma is strongly suggestive of nutmeg, which is odd because the ingredient list doesn't contain nutmeg. The base tea seems a l...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Jul. 25th, 2012
I had the opportunity to sample this tea before Epi Tea launched. Thank you, Kyle Ryan, for the samples!Read Full Review
This is a chai blend containing large pieces of broken-leaf orthodox tea, whole spices, and flavorings. Thankfully, the flavorings are subtle and are not overwhelming.
The instructions recommend me to brew t...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend63 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 17th, 2011
Lightly smoky, like the base tea contains some Lapsang souchong...I initially notice the smoke more than the spice, but I also notice a lot of clove and ginger, and some cinnamon. I don't really notice the vanilla or cardamom--I always think you can add more cardamom as it's my favorite spice.Read Full Review
A very interesting tw...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Jul. 12th, 2011
Aroma mostly of vanilla and spice, with nutmeg and cinnamon dominant. Full-bodied, and with some strong black tea character, but with the spice dominating. Slightly tannic finish. I like the flavor more than the aroma.Read Full Review
I'm not crazy about this one, the creamy, vanilla qualities I find a bit strange. I also like ...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: ?????73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 28th, 2011
This really tastes like a masala chai more than any other herbal blend I've ever tried; I think someone could even fool me with it, perhaps until I noticed that it's less caffeinated. The color is a rich red, like most masala chai blends.Read Full Review
Aroma is mostly of clove but with significant cinnamon presence. It's so har...
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Blend87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 1st, 2010
This became my favorite pre-blended chai upon the first sip. It's one of the few that I think is on par with the chai I make on my own--possibly because the blend of spices is very close to what I would use myself. I did not sweeten it or use milk; I imagine I'd like it with milk, but I think it's plenty smooth as is...Read Full Review
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: Assam, India57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 18th, 2010
Surprisingly weak given that this contains Assam black tea as the main ingredient. I brewed this in a small 6 oz. cup, for 3 minutes, with boiling water, and it still came out fairly weak (and a golden color, not a rich brown color like most black teas). My impression is either that less tea was used, or that a gentl...Read Full Review
Style: Chai / Spiced Tea – Region: ?????43 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Apr. 28th, 2010
The package recommends to brew for 4-6 minutes...I brewed for four. The black tea in this teabag was exceptionally weak--the cup was a clear reddish color, and I brewed with only about 6oz. of water. However, the lack of a bold black tea presence was made up for by a strong aroma of spice.Read Full Review
There are different spic...
Style: Vanilla Chai – Region: Blend37 / 100 Aroma: 2/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Apr. 16th, 2010
Aroma is initially mostly of cinnamon...but upon drinking the tea, an overly artificial vanilla presence kicks in.Read Full Review
The best thing about this tea is that it has a bold black tea presence and, given that it's in a teabag and is decaffeinated, I was surprised at the strength and quality of the black tea. The flavor of...
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