Organic Masala Chai Black Tea - Organic

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5 ratings
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Brand:Wegmans
Style:Chai / Spiced Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:India
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 7, 2013

Brewing Instructions: (from Wegmans)

1 tsp per 8 oz water
Water temp: 200-212
Time 4-6 minutes

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Reviewer pic85 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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I really enjoy this tea! Disclaimer: I'm cleaning out my old tea cabinet and found this tea from 2014, so it is 10 years old now. Despite its old age this tea stayed very pleasant tasting, it was mellow and warm and comforting. The black tea itself mellowed out which I don't mind, and the spices like cardamon and cinnamon unfortunately did lose some of their aroma, hence the lower aroma rating. Because this tea isn't fresh I can't vouch for how aromatic a fresher batch would be but I would presume it would have been better if it was fresh. In terms of the value I think it is really good, the tea is very good and according to the package it was $30/lb which I'd estimate means 26 cents a cup, which is a very good price even back in 2014! Wegmans may not sell this anymore but they had sourced it from Rishi Tea and botanicals, it is still available on the Rishi website under "Masala Chai" it is now $43/lb in 2024 (about 37 cents a cup) which is still a great price for nowadays. It didn't resteep well, it was way to weak but again, this may have to do with the age.
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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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I thought that this tea had a really nice aroma to its dried leaf, which had strong spicy tones. The brew wasn't as fragrant, but I still enjoyed its taste. This tea wasn't anything spectacular, but it wasn't all bad. I thought it could have had a stronger flavor, which the dried leaf suggested. The price seemed reasonable to me.
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Reviewer pic83 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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I've had this tea both on it's own and with the addition of milk an honey, and have liked it both ways. It smells good but not amazing, and tastes better than it smells. I like the fact that the tea can be brewed strongly without tasting bitter. It's a really good price for the quality of the tea.
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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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A good masala chai blend, but not among the best I've tried.

This tea looks to contain a nice blend of dry spices. I see a lot of cardamom pods, which is a good sign.

I thought the base tea was a little on the weak side. In spite of being broken into small pieces, it didn't seem to impart much strength to the cup. I recommend using more leaf than normal, and a longer steeping times. With 1 teaspoon per cup, and a 4 minute steeping, it was too weak for my tastes. I'd imagine that if you added milk this would be even more true, but Sylvia seems to say otherwise, so maybe it's a question of personal taste.

Aroma is not very complex...a sort of gingerbready quality, suggestive of dried ginger. Although I see whole cloves in the blend, the clove is subtle. I can taste the cardamom but I would prefer more. Thankfully, there is not too much cinnamon -- I was a little worried about this because cinnamon is listed as the second ingredient, but it does not dominate.

I thought this blend was too muted for my tastes. It's relatively inexpensive though, which is a plus. I think of Wegmans as a top-quality brand of tea, so while this was below-average among their offerings, I still thought it considerably above-average for a loose-leaf masala chai blend.
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Reviewer pic87 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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I love this tea! It has a perfect blend of spices, and the base tea is strong enough. By the look of it, it appears to be heavy on cardamom. I added cream and sugar.
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