Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Fashionista Tea
Organic blend of Assam tea with cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and other spices to create a finely balanced aromatic blend. Excellent infused with milk and sugar, hot or iced.
Learn more about this blend here.
I know I’ve said it before, but I’m going to say it again: I love spiced chai blends! And this Organic Masala Chai Blend from Fashionista Tea is fantastic! It is delicious!
It has a good amount of spice to it – it’s pleasantly spicy – but there is a certain sweetness to this that is grabbing my attention. I can taste the sweeter side of the cinnamon, of the cardamom and of the cloves, and these sweeter notes are really delightful, and a lovely contrast to the spicy, peppery notes of the ginger, and the zesty notes of the other spices. This chai is a really lovely balance of sweet and spicy.
And as good as the spices are to a chai blend … a chai also needs a solid background of tea … and this blend uses an Assam blend that is rich, malty and flavorful. I like that I can taste the black tea … it doesn’t taste bitter or overwhelming … but it is strong enough to stand on its own too.
This chai is really good served straight up – with no additions! If you’re trying to eliminate dairy from your diet, this chai tastes great without the milk. But if you don’t mind adding a splash of milk … this chai is also yummy served as a latte – brew it double strength and then add a little bit of milk or cream to the brewed cup, along with a drizzle of honey or a half a teaspoon of turbinado sugar … just enough to bring out the spices without making it too sweet. I like that the milk does not mask the flavors … it just enhances the cup!
Another AWESOME tea from Fashionista Tea. And … every time I write about Fashionista Tea, I mean to make mention of their packaging … but I keep getting so caught up with the delicious teas that I keep forgetting to mention how much fun the packaging for Fashionista Tea is! Very colorful and very FUN … it’s a pure delight to receive a package from Fashionista … and I love their beautiful tins!
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!