Safari Chai from Jar of Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where To Buy:  Jar of Tea

Company Description:

Our organic Safari Chai is perfect for that African Summer Safari! This thirst quenching spiced rooibos with orange peel, clove and cinnamon hits the spot over ice.

Profile: Makes a light amber cup with the naturally sweet taste of red rooibos and a light orange mulled spice. No sweetener need with a perfect balance.

Ingredients: Organic Rooibos, organic cinnamon, organic orange peel, organic clove

Taster’s Review:

The aroma of this tea reminds me quite a bit of a spicy cinnamon candy (like red-hots).  I can also detect hints of orange in the fragrance – it smells really delicious!

This is a very light-bodied chai – perfect for when you want a spiced tea but without the heaviness (or caffeine!) of a black tea based masala chai.  Cinnamon is the most prominent flavor here and it offers pleasant warmth to the flavor, but it isn’t over-the-top spicy-hot (like the aforementioned red-hots).  The orange is sweet and juicy and seems to even out the spicier notes in this blend.

The rooibos adds a little bit of a woodsy note to this cup, but it does not overwhelm the other flavors  – I can really taste the cinnamon, orange and clove here.   Because the rooibos has a natural sweetness to it, this blend really doesn’t require additional sweetening.

I like this quite a bit more than I thought I would.  I drank my sample hot, but, it would make a lovely iced beverage as well – very thirst-quenching!


Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!

Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!

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