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So Long, and Thanks for All the Licorice Black Chai Blend from Butiki Teas

July30

licorice

Chai Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Butiki Teas

Chai Description:

One of our customers, Sasha, challenged us to create a unique licorice masala chai custom blend. We ended up loving her blend so much, that we decided to offer it on our website. The name of this tea is a reference to one of the owner’s favorite authors, Douglas Adams. This soothing tea features licorice; however, the spice notes are also present and linger long after the sip and meld with the licorice notes. With each sip, the licorice and spice notes seem to become stronger yet they are not overly aggressive. While this tea is fantastic plain, this blend shines with a little rice milk and sugar. For a short interview with the brains behind this tea, click HERE.

Learn more about this chai here.

Taster’s Review:

I love licorice, so when I heard about this licorice-y masala chai, I got very excited.  And this tea – So Long, And Thanks For All The Licorice Black Chai Blend from Butiki Teas – is worth all the hype, because it’s AHH-mazing!

First of all, I absolutely love the name because I love Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  Then, I open up the pouch and I see big, whole pieces of star anise (one of my favorite tea spices!) and I can smell all the amazing spices and most of all I can smell the licorice!  This is very licorice-y!  This tea takes licorice to a whole other level.  If you aren’t a fan of black licorice, this tea is not for you.  But, if you love licorice, you’re probably going to love this chai like I do.

The base is Butiki Teas’ Organic Guranse, and it provides a nice, earthy richness to the cup.  And while the licorice is very strong in this tea, I like that I do taste the other spices in the chai.  I taste the cinnamon, a hint of clove and cardamom, and a slight nutty tone from the nutmeg.  It’s truly a wonderful and unique chai – unlike anything I’ve ever tasted before … but am really glad to be tasting it now, because I LOVE licorice!

This is easily one of the best (if not the best) licorice-y teas that I’ve ever tried.  In fact, I can’t think of one at the moment that even compares.  This is truly a treat for this licorice lover.

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!

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