Tea: Masala Chai

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

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Brand:Rishi Tea
Style:Chai / Spiced Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:4 View All
Product page:Masala Chai

Review of Masala Chai

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8 of 105 of 53 of 583 of 100
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this is definitely my favorite chai blend.
i've tried several others (searching for a cheaper alternative), including a couple from an indian vendor, and they all fell short of rishi's.

as alex wrote in his review, it is a strong blend with plenty of spice (many other blends fail here). and unlike a lot of other blends, rishi uses whole (not crushed up) cardamom seedpods. i don't really know for sure if that's significant, but i've found that brands using crushed / shucked cardamom lack cardamom power.

i tried making my own chai once (blending some spices and tea at my friend's house), and it was just OK. granted, i didn't put a lot of thought or effort into it, but if i wanted to work on my own blend, i'd emulate rishi's.

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Comments:

Alex Zorach wrote:
on December 2nd, 2010

Did you brew this just as a standard tea, or did you use Rishi's recommendations to prepare it separately in a saucepan with milk?

synth wrote:
on December 2nd, 2010

brewed in a mug with boiling water. after a few mins, i think i added milk and brought it back up to a boil by microwaving it. then i strained it after maybe 5 mins or so.

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