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Chai Green Tea from Compass Teas

March27

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Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Compass Teas

Tea Description:

You will love the amazing aroma of Cinnamon, Almonds & Spices in this Chai Green Tea.  Enjoyable hot or iced, sweetened or unsweetened.

Learn more about this chai blend here.

Taster’s Review:

I’m really enjoying this Chai Green Tea from Compass Teas, and I think what I’m liking best about this particular chai blend is that it doesn’t have ginger!  Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE ginger – LOVE it!  But, I think that ginger in this particular blend would have overpowered the smooth flavor of the green tea as well as the delicate note of almond, and that’s what’s really winning me over!

The green tea base is a soft flavor.  Hints of subtle vegetation and a light, creamy tone add a delightful dimension of flavor to the spices in this blend.  It isn’t bitter, it just tastes fresh and light and sweet … with notes of butter and cream.

And those butter/creamy notes really play nicely to the hint of almond in the cup.  When measuring out the dry leaf, I really had expected more of an almond flavor based on the sheer number of slivered almonds that landed in my teapot.  But, the almond notes are really very subtle … and for that reason, I really wouldn’t recommend going latte with this particular blend.  I think that adding dairy to this cup would completely overwhelm the almond notes … and the almond notes are what makes this blend really special in my opinion.

The cinnamon is the strongest spice note in this blend.  It is a spicy-sweet cinnamon that is just a little more sweet than spicy.  I like that, because, again, too spicy a cinnamon would throw off the balance that Compass Teas has achieved with this chai.  The cloves and cardamom give a nice background of warm spice.

Overall, this is a very pleasant cup of chai.  It isn’t a ~spicy~ chai, but, it has a certain zesty quality to it that I find quite enjoyable.  It is a gentle, warmly spiced chai with a smooth, sweet flavor and just a hint of nutty sweetness.  A really nice way to sip away the chill on these still cold days of early spring!

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