It’s been awhile since I’ve had Chai tea. Lately I’ve been drinking a lot of Tulsi herbal and ginger teas. I’m working on living a mostly caffeine free life, which can be a struggle at times.
I was excited to try this Hojicha Chai because it is made with green tea, which of course is lower in caffeine than black. After checking their website, I was pleased to learn that this teas is made from larger leaves that have begun to lose their caffeine strength! Total win! I could smell the spices through the packet, and they smelled divine. I could definitely smell star anise and cinnamon.
I brewed a cup and used a very small amount of sugar and some coconut milk and sipped happily away. It’s spicy without being too spicy, and naturally sweet. I actually think I could have had it with no sweetener. It also had a nice roasted flavor which you don’t always find in Chai teas. It added a richness and depth of flavor.
According to Eden Foods website, this tea has sixty seven percent less caffeine than coffee, so this is a delicious way to get a little caffeine without too much. The roasted flavor perfectly balances the spices, and it was a wonderful way to start my day!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Eden Foods
Master blender acclaimed, “Innovating, breathtaking, this audacious blend combines familiar malty notes of Hojicha with exotic Indian spices. A classic revisited.” Chai, generic for tea in many south Asian countries, is usually made with black tea. This is made with EDEN Hojicha, roasted summer green tea leaves. Rich, smoky, deep flavor similar to that of black tea, but better. Antioxidant health benefits with 67% less than brewed coffee. Delicious plain, with Vanilla EDENSOY, Vanilla EDENSOY Extra, or with hot apple juice or cider. Spicy, warming, delightful. Quick and easy, environmentally appropriate tea bags.