Chai from Supple Skin Boutique

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Supple Skin Boutique

Product Description:

Chai has long been attributed to its healthy properties. With herbs that naturally promote digestion and balance you can’t lose. Our Chai tea is a burst of spice and ginger aromas that you will love.

Ingredients  Black teas, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom, peppercorn, star anise, shatavari, natural flavors

Taster’s Review:

I didn’t find this chai on the Supple Skin Boutique website, but I did find a tea they call Masala Chai.  I thought that they might be the same tea, but, a quick comparison of the ingredient lists suggests that this chai may be different.

Regardless, this is a very tasty chai.  The black tea base is robust and invigorating.  It manages to hold its own with the strong spices of this blend.  The black tea is strong and slightly astringent.

The star anise is the spice that stands out most as I taste this.  I can taste the other spices, certainly, but, I like that I can really taste the snappy licorice flavor of the star anise distinctly.  The cinnamon is also quite strong, and the peppery taste from the ginger and peppercorns add a nice kick that is especially noticeable at the tail of the sip.

I am not too familiar with shatavari, but from what I understand of it, it is an Asparagus that is native to India, and is said to promote health and vitality.  I don’t know what it contributes to the overall flavor here, though I don’t know that this would taste the same without it.  And if it benefits me, then it’s all good.

Overall, I am finding this to be a very pleasant cup of chai.  The spices are not overwhelming here – this is not a spicy chai.  Instead, it is a mildly warming spiced tea that is quite delicious, one that I think is mellow enough for even those who are timid when it comes to spice can enjoy.  This makes a fabulous chai latte – sweet, creamy, and with just enough spice.   Delicious!

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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