Chai Vanilla Caramel

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Brand:Tazo Tea
Style:Chai / Spiced Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Chai Vanilla Caramel

This tea's info last updated: Nov. 28, 2018

Commercial Description

A delicate blend of black tea, vanilla, caramel & classic chai spices.

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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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Being a sucker for all kinds of strong and/or spicy food and drink, I've grown quite fond of good chais, in all their wonderful variety of formulations. As such, my default will be to rate them fairly well unless they prove unfit for human consumption. This rates well. It's not up to par with most loose chais I've had, or a few bagged versions, but is still a pleasant chug.

Dry-bag had an intriguing scent: a vanilla-dominant chai, as advertised, a little peppery, a lot woody. The latter wasn't a chemical woody smell like I've gotten with a few other teas that reminded me of polished wood or turpentine. Instead it was purer, similar to freshly cut wild wood or sawdust of varieties such as ash, basswood, poplar, or balsa that have a light, pleasant aroma. Still, a woody scent in tea strikes me as off-base, and I was glad to see that didn't translate either to the taste or wet-bag aroma, which were very similar to one another.

The flavor is vanilla-dominant, cinnamon prominent. [Hmmm...just realized that's a tongue twister...say that five times, fast. ] The ginger, black pepper and cloves on the ingredients list are barely there. If you like those ingredients or cardamom to be well-represented in a chai, best avoid this one, though I still enjoyed drinking it for the good balance of the few flavors it does have. In the finish, I also caught a bit of nuttiness to it—faint, light, reminiscent of macadamia. The aftertaste came across as milky, or a little sticky, like a sweet tree sap. I suspect this tea would go well with milk, for those who prefer that style.
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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 4/5
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This isn't the best chai I've had but it's tolerable and if someone made it for me I would drink it again. I had mine without milk but I have a feeling it would be better with milk. On the plus side it's a fairly easy to find and it's affordable, I saw it being sold for $3.29 for 20 teabags. If you're a bigger fan of chai/spiced/cinnamon teas it may be worth trying. I actually do like the smell of this tea though, it's very pleasant and reminds me of fall because of its comforting cinnamon spiced aroma. The taste is the main problem for me, all I taste is the cinnamon which has a slight bitter and spicy aftertaste. I don't think it tastes bad but it doesn't particularly taste good to me either. It also dries my mouth out a bit after a while of drinking it.
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