Tea: Masala Chai Black Tea

A Chai / Spiced Tea from Arbor Teas - O Organic - F Fair Trade

Picture of Masala Chai Black Tea
Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Chai / Spiced Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:4 View All
Product page:Masala Chai Black Tea

Review of Masala Chai Black Tea

AromaFlavorValueTotal
7 of 105 of 54 of 580 of 100
Very GoodExcellentGood Value

Aroma of the dry leaf and spices is pleasantly pungent, typical for a high-quality Masala chai blend.

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 slight unpleasant mushroomy quality but this vanishes as I actually drink the cup, leaving a fully pleasing finish.

Surprisingly smooth flavor. Somewhat savory and slightly sour, but not very bitter. Little astringency. Different from what I'd expect.

With milk, this chai maintains a surprising amount of peppery quality. It has a "cookies and milk" sort of flavor, all in one cup, like dunking gingerbread cookies in tea with milk.

This is one of my favorite commercially-blended masala chai's or spiced teas that I've tried yet. I still think I prefer Rishi, but it is hard to say that Rishi's is universally better than this one--I found the gingerbread-like quality of this one really appealing, and I'd imagine others would enjoy it too.

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