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!