Tupelo Honey Chai from Tupelo Honey Tea


One of my coworkers (a true blessed angel upon this earth) brought in doughnuts this morning, so I decided I’d round out the experience with a Brand New Tea! Heck yes. Good day.

Today’s breakfast pastry accompaniment comes from Tupelo Honey Teas. This company is in the same area as my in-laws — a little village you might have heard of — Pittsburgh, PA. They’ve got a football team. I hear it’s pretty good.

You’d think that football people and tea people are different, but apparently not, because Tupelo has a Yinzer Line that includes a Steelers tea . I might have to pick some of this up for my mother-in-law.

The tea I’m specifically trying today is the Honey Chai.

This one’s calibrated to be less aggressive than normal chai, so it can be steeped without the aid of milk. I have, accordingly, not added any milk.

Conclusion: it’s great! I usually think chai tries too hard, but this one’s definitely a milder version, as promised. It’s sweet and tasty without grabbing the back of my throat and throttling it. It tastes like a gingerbread cookie! I could definitely see this one making its way into my regular rotation.

Yinz will probably like it, too. You’ll wave your Terrible Towels in happiness.


(Original Artwork by our own Super Starling!)


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tupelo Honey Teas


Each 1oz bag makes approximately 16 cups of tea at a cost of $0.56 per cup.

Chai Tea is all the rage and this tea is no exception. Blended for the owner’s mom, it has quickly become one of Tupelo Honey Teas’ biggest sellers.  This Chai is simple yet flavorful.  It can be steeped traditionally with milk or just in water.

A Tupelo Honey Teas Blend.

This tea has also been used to make Chai Tea Cookies. Check out our blog for the recipe!

Steep Temperature: 212 Degrees
Steep Time: 4-5 minutes
Ingredients: Organic Ceylon Black Tea, Organic Cardamom, Organic Clove, Organic Ginger, Organic Cinnamon

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!


"Hey, everybody! I'm Leah, a graphic designer from Pennsylvania, United States. I live with my husband and rescue mutt in a house with colorful walls. I love fonts, colors, animals, flowers, novels, illustration, geeking out, and -- obviously! -- tea. I've only been heavily into tea for about a year, but I've found I tend to prefer loose blended black dessert teas. I normally drink them hot western style without anything added; if I add in some vanilla almond milk or honey, I promise I'll mention it! When I'm not blogging here, I'm blogging at leahlucci.com/starling or posting to Instagram (super_starling), so come say hi!"

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