Chocolate Chai

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4 ratings
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Brand:Wegmans
Style:Chai / Spiced Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Jun. 8, 2014

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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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Presuming this is the same tea as Wegman's Organic Chocolate Chai. ($39.99/LB) This tea looks neat in the package with the huge chunks of chocolate but we will see how the transitions to the steeped product.

As this was steeping, I could smell cinnamon and chocolate throughout my first floor. As I hold my mug close, there is a chocolate and slight spiciness. Not nearly as rich as expected but certainly not off-putting in any way.

The taste has plenty of chocolate but is rather thin. There is not much of anything else to this. I added a bit of milk to this which thickened the tea up a bit and brought a bit more of the chocolate out. The cinnamon and vanilla are really minimal in this one with or without milk.

I'd say this is an okay blend at the price point; however, would not be one I'd buy frequently.

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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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A weak chai blend which was passable, but not particularly chocolatey, slightly overpriced, and which I thought tasted better with milk.

I tried brewing with and without milk, and I thought it was much better with milk, but I recommend a lowish proportion (1tsp / cup) but it still tastes a little weak. Flavor is smooth, but aftertaste is a little stronger than the up-front flavor.

When drinking, aroma is of cinnamon, with hints of vanilla. I'm not really getting much chocolate.

Brewing with milk, I find brings out the chocolate flavor more, and also the vanilla, and diminishes the cinnamon somewhat. I also notice the coconut a little more this way. I do think the coconut blends well into the other aromas, which is significant--sometimes I find coconut is a bit dominating or jarring, not fitting with other ingredients.

I'm really missing the strong bitter-chocolate tones that I was hoping for in this tea. I drink many black teas that naturally have a chocolatey or cocoa-like quality, and I was disappointed to find this blend tasted less like chocolate than some of these pure black teas that I drink on a regular basis. (Ahmad's Ceylon OPA is one, Taiwanese Hong Yue teas are another) I also find I miss cardamom, my favorite spice, and one I like to include in just about any masala chai inspired blend.

I also thought this was edging up into the expensive side for Wegmans teas, especially as a flavored tea. It's $40 a pound, which is about $10 for a quarter pound, and at that price it competes with not only many of the lower-priced Wegmans teas that I like better, but with Rishi Tea's Masala Chai (only $1 more per pound or quarter pound), which is my all-time-favorite pre-blended chai.

Also, in the end, there's not enough chocolate in this to make it really satisfy my chocolate cravings. I actually went and got some dark chocolate out of the fridge after drinking this because I was feeling so unsatisfied.
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Reviewer pic60 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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I like chai teas, but this is the first chocolate chai that I've tried. The aroma is mostly overpowered with cinnamon. Alex advised me to take out the chocolate chunks because he thought they would ruin the tea brewer, so I did, but I wasn't sure whether I was supposed to. Anyway, I didn't taste the chocolate flavor much in the tea. I ate it, and it was really good.

Overall, I think the flavor was pretty nice. I added cream and sugar. The coconut was a nice touch. There was a little too much cinnamon for my taste, and I didn't think the base tea was full enough, a problem I often notice with flavored teas.
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Reviewer pic83 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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The aroma is a happy dance of sweet chocolate, rich spices, and nutty coconut. It reminds me a bit of xocolatl but with coconut and the earthiness of black tea. This tea smells delicious.

The taste is malty and chocolaty with a gentle kick of cinnamon. It moves on from the initial malt and chocolate to rich buttery coconut, it also gives the mouthfeel an oily quality. The spices do not overwhelm, it feels more like a cardamon caress and a cinnamon whisper, I can swear that there is pepper and a hint of ginger though it is not listed in the ingredients. This is a great balanced chai that has a really interesting flair, coconut and chocolate really go well together and in chai.


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