When I’m trying to cut caffeine, but still want some chai spice, I often drink nutty rooibos chais or lemony herbal chais. Depending on the blend and my mood, these alternatives can be tasty, but sometimes I find myself wanting more. White Coco Choco Chai from Nelson’s Tea is the perfect solution.
This tea has a white tea base along with the usual suspects of chai spice: cinnamon, ginger, cardamom. But it also has the addition of allspice, black pepper, coconut and chocolate chips. There’s the same heat I know and love from black tea chais, the kick of ginger and pepper, but there’s also a creaminess from the coconut and chocolate that gives decadence and body where the black tea is absent. The white tea base is light on the caffeine and astringency, making for a spice-driven cup that’s okay to drink just about any time of day.
This tea is like an x-ray, just the white bones of a chai; spice, distilled. Even in the bag, it’s lovely to look at with big cardamom clusters, allspice pods, cinnamon bark, and the white curls of coconut shavings. The tea leaves seem so few in proportion! The smell of this blend in the bag and while brewing is strong and cozy, filling my kitchen with its spicy scent. This tea has all the comfort of a delicious baked good, livened up with the zing of allspice and pepper.
I got to taste just a few cups from a small tea sample, but I will definitely be stocking up on White Coco Choco Chai from Nelson’s Tea as soon as I can!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Nelson’s Tea
Spicy chai blend in a warm and sweet white tea base with succulent chocolate and coconut. It’s dessert in a cup.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Do You Tea?
A juicy, creamy, spiced blend of white tea, lemongrass, fruits and spices. This blend is reminiscent of a spicy tropical vacation. This brew is excellent hot or cold.
Blend: White tea leaves, lemongrass, coconut, pineapple, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and pink peppercorn.
Brew: Heat water to 175F and steep 1.5 tsp./8 oz. of water for 2-3 minutes.
Benefits: High in antioxidants; can aid in fighting off colds and help with digestion.
Learn more about this tea here.
Last night the hubby and I drank the last of my Do You Tea? stash. Sad, but I have to say, I’m glad I ended the stash with this tea, Spicy Shore.
I am not a huge fan of chai teas but every once in a while there is a chai blend that really catches my attention. This blend is one of them!
Spicy Shore is a lovely white tea chai blend. Full of sweet notes and spicy hints, this tea really delivers a lovely complex flavor. The dry leaf emits a vibrant pineapple flavor with a spicy hint ginger hint.
Brewed up per the instructions on the package, first sip in, I knew this tea and I were going to be friends. Sweet notes of pineapple mingled with a spicy kick of ginger and cardamom-surrounded by a lush and creamy white tea finish. Really light yet full of flavor. There isn’t one overpowering flavor over another.
This really is the the perfect chai tea for the non chai tea fan. Subtle but full of flavor. No punch you in the face chai flavors that I’m used to. I found that you didn’t need to add in any honey or milk, but I could see where a small drop of honey could really heighten the flavors.
Do You Tea? outdid themselves yet again! A wonderful chai tea to drink anytime that I will need to pick up again! I can only imagine how dynamite this tea would be as a cold brew!