I have been a fan of Celestial seasonings tea for as long as I can remember. It is a part of my childhood memories as my mom drank it and it was always in our cupboards. My mom would always give me Celestial Seasonings chamomile tea when I was sick. But somehow I’ve never tried their Bengal Spice tea.
The other day I was picking up some groceries, and I saw a sale on Celestial Seasonings tea that was too good to resist. I saw that Bengal Spice was caffeine free, and when I read the list of spices it seemed like an herbal Chai. I’ve mentioned quite a few times that I love all things Chai, so I just knew I had to try this blend!
I made my tea just as I would a regular Chai, with a little raw sugar and a splash of almond milk. It does remind me of Chai, but even more than Chai it reminds me of another childhood favorite, those cinnamon hard candies. I think they’re made by Brach’s? I used to love,love love those candies. I also love Big Red gum, and before I worried about things like red dye #40 I loved Hot Tamales. I’m a cinnamon girl! This tea tastes like all the best cinnamon things made into a delicious tea! But it’s nice and balanced, the cinnamon isn’t jarring, and it doesn’t taste fake in anyway. It’s just a really delicious, cinnamon-y cup of tea. Perfect for a cool rainy morning which has been every morning this week.
I definitely continue to be a fan of Celestial Seasonings, and I see this tea having a permanent spot on my tea shelf!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Celestial Seasonings
Brimming with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves, this adventurous blend is our caffeine-free interpretation of chai, the piquant Indian brew traditionally made with black tea. Try it with milk and sugar for a true chai experience.