Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Jaipur Avenue
An awakening with zesty notes, stimulating aromas and heartwarming spice.
Learn more about this chai here.
I have tasted and reviewed three of the five different flavors of chai mixes from Jaipur Avenue, and I think of the three that I’ve tried thus far, this one is my favorite.
What can I say? I love a good, hot, spicy cup of chai, and this one fits the bill. The extra ginger in this blend gives it just the right kick of peppery, zingy ginger flavor. It is warm and invigorating, but, the creamy aspect of the latte tones down the ginger just enough so that it isn’t TOO peppery hot.
It is spicy and just toes the line at the point where my tongue feels like it’s on fire… you know? It’s like it’s almost there, but not quite. And that’s just the way I like it to be! I want a chai to warm me up with its spices but I don’t want it so hot that all I taste is spice. I don’t want to be so overwhelmed by the spice that I can’t enjoy the other aspects of the chai – and Jaipur Avenue hits the nail right on the head with this blend. Spicy, but not overpoweringly so!
I can also taste the other spice notes here, I taste hints of cinnamon and a nice backdrop of cloves and cardamom. The black tea is there too, providing a pleasant flavor in the background that is bold and energizing. The creamy milk for the “latte” adds just the right creamy texture and flavor to the cup.
And yes, these chai mixes are sweetened, but, even with the sweetener, I don’t find them too sweet. And here’s a bonus: each package whips up a creamy, smooth latte that’s just 90 calories. That’s right, all this sweet, creamy, deliciously spicy flavor for just 90 calories! AWESOME!
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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