indianmasalachai_storehouseteas

Indian Masala Chai from Storehouse Teas. . . .

This black tea is visually stunning! Blended with traditional Indian Masala spices in their whole form, you can see the cinnamon, cardamom, and clove within this blend. In addition to being able to see the spices used to create this blend, you can immediately smell the clove and cardamom as you open the package. It’s recommended to brew this for approximately 5 minutes, and it does brew dark – even for a black tea. On the palate, this tea has a spicy aftertaste that I would almost describe as peppery. I drank mine hot without sugar or milk, but I Read More

Organic Energy Chai

Organic Energy Chai from Hampstead Tea. . . .

“Organic Energy Chai” by Hampstead Tea was originally “BIOCHAI” (all caps). The original bag (which I am sampling here) touted the ingredient “biodynamic black tea leaves.” They’ve since changed their branding to a more delicate branding scheme that involves a white background and no more claims of things being “biodynamic.” Which is sort of a relief, because when I see “BIOCHAI” or “biodynamic,” I ironically don’t think of something being biological at all. I think about things that are biologically enhanced, like a Terminator/Borg situation. Like this tea got taken over by nanobots. This delicate, sweet tea doesn’t seem like Read More

wintercabinchai

On the 6th Day of Christmas 52Teas Sent To Me. . . (Spoilers)

Cue the music! On the 6th Day of Christmas, 52Teas Sent to Me. . . .(Scratch off your sticker) Wnter Cabin Chai Black Tea Today’s weather is frigid cold.  Like you go outside for a second and you are already regretting it.  So today’s tea -Winter Cabin Chai Black Tea is perfect. I brewed up a the entire pouch because the whole family loves chai lattes and this tea just sounded like it wanted to become a latte.  First whiff of the dry leaf, I wasn’t sure if this would be a tea for me. I hoped so because this Read More