Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Chai-Wallah’s
A blend of our organic chai spice and Fair Trade Organic Green Tea from Korakundah Estate in Nilgiri, South India . Korakundah was the first certified organic Nilgiri tea estate. Established in 1922, the garden has become one of India’s premier organic tea estates. Tigers, panthers and elephant herds are spotted regularly in the dense jungle surrounding the pristine garden. This chai is smooth and mellow unlike its Assam stablemate! The chai should not be boiled or simmered but steeped otherwise it will reduce the beneficial properties of the tea.
Mmm! This is GOOD! The spice is strong and zesty! The pepper and ginger are the most prominent of the spices, but, they do not overpower the balance of spicy tastes.
The green tea base is a bit lighter in flavor than you’d experience with a black tea chai, but then, that’s to be expected. It has a fresh, lightly vegetative taste to it, and I think that the tea is nicely complimented in this blend of vibrant spices.
I have tried this chai a couple of times now. The first time, I tasted it without milk and I liked it a lot that way. The spices were very lively. The second time, I decided to go latte, and it is also very good as a latte. The spices are muted a little by the milk, but the peppery kick can still be tasted. The green tea’s vegetative qualities are enhanced a little by the addition of milk, which I found interesting.
Both ways are tasty, but I do think I prefer it non-latte, just because more of the spices are highlighted that way. Which ever way you choose to serve it, this is a chai I would highly recommend to those who enjoy spicy chai teas! It’s yummy and makes me happy! And the fact that it’s 100% Organic and Fair Trade – well that’s something to really smile about!
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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