Mint Masala Chai from Blue Lotus Chai

 

MintMasalaChai

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Blue Lotus Chai

Tea Description:

Our new variety is a taste sensation! Exhilarating and surprising, it rises to the same standard of excellence that defines Blue Lotus Chai, and that our fans have come to expect.

Ingredients: Naturally brewed and flash-dried black tea powder; 100% Certified Organic powdered spices: ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, peppermint from extract.

Learn more about this chai here.

Taster’s Review:

I was thrilled when I found this Mint Masala Chai from Blue Lotus Chai (as well as their other varieties) available at my local Chuck’s Produce Market!    I just love Blue Lotus Chai!

And this Mint Masala Chai is awesome.  It tastes very much like the Original Masala Chai, but with a big burst of refreshing mint flavor!  The mint adds such a nice dimension of flavor – it’s so cool and crisp and invigorating!

I prepared this according to package directions, using 4 ounces of freshly boiled water, 4 ounces of milk, and a heaping scoop (the bamboo scoop that is included with the package of chai is just the right size!) of powdered chai.  Remembering last time that I like this to be a little spicier, I added another half a scoop, and this produces the perfect cup of chai for me.

The mint adds a nice sweetness to the cup, so no additional sweetener is needed, but, I did find that if I added a little less than half a teaspoon of turbinado sugar, this brought out the spices a little more, and when I drink chai, it’s usually all about the spice for me!  But I love that Blue Lotus Chai lets you decide whether or not to add sweetener rather than going ahead and adding it to the mix.  I find that too often with these types of chai mixes, the sugar is just too overwhelming … I like that I control the amount of sweetener I put in … not to mention that I can control whether I add milk and how much strong I want the chai to be!

The smooth flavor of black tea hits the palate first, and then the spices come on strong!  I taste pepper and ginger almost immediately, and these flavors linger, but they aren’t so strong that I need to search for the other spices.  I taste cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and the delicious taste of nutmeg too.  I love that Blue Lotus Chai includes nutmeg in their chai blends!

And then the mint comes forward and it is so fresh tasting – ZESTY!  I love the way the mint adds such a cool, bright flavor to the cup.  It’s a really nice change from the usual chai blends!

Even if you can’t find Blue Lotus Chai in your local retail store, if you like chai … YOU’VE got to try this! I highly recommend visiting their online store and getting yourself some of this amazing chai – you won’t regret it!

liberteas

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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