Chai Green Tea

7
Percentile
4 ratings
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Brand:Stash Tea
Style:Chai / Spiced Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Chai Green Tea

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 9, 2018

Commercial Description

Stash Green Chai Spice lends a modern twist to the traditional Chai by blending Chinese green tea with cinnamon, whole cloves, cardamom, ginger root and sarsaparilla. The result is a flavorful and spicy tea that goes well with milk and sugar and may be enjoyed any time of the day...

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Reviewer pic53 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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Since I like chais a lot in general, I thought I'd try this one on for fun and variety, after seeing it deeply discounted at a Sprouts. Maybe there's a good reason it was discounted a lot.

The dry-bag aroma is all cinnamon, and quite strongly so. The wet-bag aroma was almost all cinnamon, not quite as strong, but with a faintly musty or algal smell that I presumed to be the green tea trying to peek out from under the rug upon which cinnamon was stomping with unabashed zeal. Despite an ingredients listing of, in order, green tea, cinnamon, ginger root, allspice, natural cinnamon flavor (Really? Is this necessary?), clove, clove bud oil, and cardamom oil, I never did taste or smell the green tea much. I only and finally detected something besides cinnamon—cardamom—in the back end of sips, in later sips from a cup, and in the aftertaste. Fortunately I do like cinnamon and cardamom, but wondered where the ginger and cloves were in there.

Curiously, for as much as this mix is imbalanced toward cinnamon, it doesn't have as much warming quality as other cinnamon-heavy teas I've tried. At least if they're going to dump a barge load of that spice (and flavoring) into a batch, Stash ought make it a higher-quality, richer, warming kind. This was decent, but also somewhat flat, or wooden. I'll finish the box, for the drink isn't bad, and I hate to waste stuff, but it's not very good either. Stash Chai Green is a major step down from what it could be with better proportionality of what appear to be nice ingredients.
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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When I first tried this tea, I thought it was reallly good. I wasn't expecting it because I'm not a big fan of green tea, but I do love chai. I thought it was really good for a chai tea. But it takes a really long time to brew. Now that I've been drinking it for a while, I don't like the flavor so much anymore. I don't think it has enough edge to it, and I can't brew it strong enough. I added cream and sugar.
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Reviewer pic47 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
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This tea is, for lack of a more academic word, weird. The chai spices and the green tea are not a particularly harmonious combination, resulting in an aftertaste that's a little like biting into a cardamom pod, unpleasantly prickly.

It was an interesting idea, but it definitely doesn't offer that warm fuzzy feeling one normally gets from chai.
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Reviewer pic40 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
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This tea is too much like a regular spiced black tea with green tea substituted. But black and green teas have a very different character, so I think different proportions of spices are needed. The result in this case is a tea that does not blend well.

The cinnamon totally overpowers the tea and the other spices in the aroma. The one thing I like about this tea is that it's a bit clean and crisp tasting...but overall it's muddled and the different ingredients do not blend or balance well.
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