Masala Chai - Organic

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4 ratings
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Brand:Bare Tea
Style:Chai / Spiced Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:India
Loose/teabag:Sachet
Product page:Masala Chai

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 16, 2017

Commercial Description

Masala Chai, which is known as spiced tea, has been used in traditional Indian medicine for its many health benefits, Our Masala Chai uses high quality black tea from the Assam region of India. This tea is traditionaly enjoyed with milk and sugar, but it can also be enjoyed plain!

Brewing Instructions: (from Bare Tea)

208-205 F degrees
4-6 min.

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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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I quite enjoyed this tea. The most notable spice in the smell and flavor is cardamom, but it isn't overpowering. I can also detect the undertones of apple that Alex mentioned.

For me, this tea worked both straight and with milk. Not my all time favorite, but a decent chai. Works well with food, too. Though progressively weaker, all three cups I drank were good. The caffeine is definitely strong in this one.
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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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This chai smells so good ... like cloves and cinnamon, or spiced apple cider. It tastes a little weak, and not really like it smells, but it's still enjoyable.
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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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, the smell of over-ripe apples scattered on the ground under an apple tree in autumn.

It does have chai-like tones in the aroma, but if I approach the cup with a clean slate in my mind, it really tastes like an apple-spice tea to me. It's very pleasant as such.

The base tea is very smooth, almost to the point of being weak. I used boiling water and steeped for 6 minutes, but it was still on the weak side. I think of masala chai as usually working best when the base tea is very robust. This tea is light-bodied, smooth, and mellow. There's a pleasant light tingle from the ginger. Thankfully, the cinnamon isn't overdone.

There is a pleasant, fresh and light aftertaste, but the dominant flavor is sweetness, with a hint of sourness. I'm surprised at how sweet this tea is. There is very little astringency.

I enjoyed this tea, but it wasn't at all what I was expecting. I almost would recommend the company to rename it, because it seemed so atypical for a masala chai. I would not want to add milk to it either.

Interesting. I am really curious if anyone else notices the apple notes in the aroma because I feel like this blend practically screams apple to me.
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Reviewer pic47 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 1/5
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This tea has a cinnamon flavor that's kind of overpowering. I can still taste the other flavors, and it tastes okay. Maybe a cinnamon enthusiast would like it better. I added cream and sugar.
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