Masala Chai

69
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3 ratings
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Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Chai / Spiced Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Sri Lanka / Ceylon
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Masala Chai

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 15, 2018

Commercial Description

To most Westerners, it is a little known fact that the word 'Chai' simply means 'tea' in Hindi. Therefore, all teas are technically chais. However, instead of the 'chai' that most Americans are used to (which usually contains really bad tea), we offer a Masala Chai tea - premium Ceylon black tea with a unique blend of spices; cinnamon, cardamon, and ginger.

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Reviewer pic50 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
(16 reviews) on

It smells good, but the taste of cloves is really overpowering. When the tea is in my mouth I feel like I'm drinking hot water with a bunch of ground cloves mixed in, and it almost tastes burnt. Only after swallowing it do I detect any of the other spices: some ginger and a surprisingly small amount of cinnamon. I can't taste the tea at all over the spices. The taste is different from any other chai tea I've tried. It's not terrible, but I probably won't buy this again.
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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
(315 reviews) on

The aroma may be the best part of this tea, with the flavor being a solid second. The smell is just about perfect if you're in the mood for something at once spicy and comforting.

The flavor was full and satisfying, though I'd personally prefer a tiny bit of sweetness be added to the flavor. So I ended up adding a bit of sugar. After that, I ended up adding a decent splash of milk to try a thrown together sort of latte. This went *very* well. I bet this would be phenomenal as the basis for an iced latte.

This was brewed for me at a cafe, so I can't give details on making it other than to say that they follow the instructions on the package regarding steep time and temperature.
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Reviewer pic93 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
(66 reviews) on

This is one tasty chai. The blend of spices leans to the warm flavors and aroma of ginger and cloves, rather than to the cinnamon and cardamom sweetness which is present but not dominant. The Ceylon Sonata black tea which is the base, is a wonderful Kenilworth Estate tea that has citrus and spice notes that shine through and make for a medium body and balanced brew.

I have tried this hot, cold, alone and mixed with Almond Milk-with and without sweeteners. I have yet to find anyway that it is not enjoyable. Highly recommended!
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