As a chai, I expected strong cinnamon but didn’t know what to expect with a chai based around an oolong base. What I ended up with was a well-balanced blend which is a flavorful reminder of the fall.
When I opened this package, there was an immediate smell of cinnamon and chicory. I’m always waiting for fall to come back, not for the pumpkin spice, but because I’m waiting for the chicory to come back! The chicory and cinnamon balance in this cup is beautiful. My cup did have some flavor that settled to the bottom of the cup; so, if you’re not a speedy drinker, have a spoon ready to keep the tea mixed and the flavor evenly distributed. In addition to the cinnamon and chicory that I’m in love with, there are also hints of ginger and cardamom that blend to create the chai that anyone who enjoys Indian chai will recognize. These flavors are milder in the raja oolong when compared with an Indian chai, but this is a great compliment to those flavors.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Oolong/Chai
Where to Buy: Adagio Teas
A blend fit for royalty, this Indian inspired chai is a cinnamon lover’s dream. The rich complexity of oolong tea lays a smooth foundation for a majestic cup, packed with savory spice notes and hypnotic aroma. Elements of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, chicory and cocoa nibs harmoniously blend together creating an exciting, yet truly satisfying chai that is sure to tickle your taste buds.
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Leaf Type: Oolong
Where to Buy: Paper Box Goodies
This Oolong is a spicy trip to the tropics, with hibiscus, passionflower, and cinnamon (duh) all coming together to whisk you away. Oolong tea steeps for 3 minutes, and is known to boost your metabolism.
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I am such a fan of Paper Box Goodies. Leslie@Paper Box Goodies creates such a fantastic no fuss kind of tea. Her attention to detail isn’t lost on the no fuss packaging she offers either. Each tag on the tea bag is beautifully done and she even includes a gorgeous shrinky dink tag with each one that I have been saving to make earrings out of one day./
This particular tea is an oolong, a cinnamon oolong, a different take on oolongs that I’ve had in the past. I prepped this up in my One Touch Breville and let it steep 3 minutes like the tag says.
I let this cool for a few minutes and took a drink. Sweet roasted oolong goodness with a spicy cinnamon lingering taste. Like I said, Paper Box Goodies packs a fantastic flavor for having such a no fuss tea appearance. I really enjoyed this tea. Each sip I was giving the same fantastic flavor. Sweet and spicy with an oolong twist.
I’ve come to love the teas Paper Box Goodies has to offer and have come to learn that the teas they offer will always be delicious. These teas are perfect for work. I swear if I hadn’t known better I would have thought these were loose leaf teas. I’m just not used to tea bags having this much flavor. There have been a few here and there, but Paper Box Goodies has some of the best bagged tea out there.
This may not be my favorite of their offerings but I am still really enjoying it.