Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: TeaSpree
A beautiful gift to body and soul. Drink up!
Ingredients: Organic Green Tea
This is a very pleasant green tea, perfect for those occasions when you don’t want anything too complicated: you just want a simple yet tasty green tea.
The flavor is light, nutty and a little grassy. It is sweet with hints of a floral tone in the background, and a raw nut flavor (reminding me a bit of raw almonds) is in the foreground.
It has a very “spring-like” quality to it, like the fresh, new leaves that appear on the trees as spring arrives, and the clean, crisp air that is lightly kissed with the sweetness of spring’s flowers. The aftertaste is sweet, with a hint of nutty flavor that lingers.
While I can’t say that this was my favorite from TeaSpree (my favorite was, surprisingly, the Vanilla Rooibos), I certainly did enjoy this organic offering from TeaSpree. I found it to be a very peaceful, relaxing cuppa, and I would be very happy to drink this one again!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: TeaSpree
Spicy, lavish and decadent, go round the world in a sip.
Ingredients: organic black tea, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, clove and black pepper.
This is a delicious yet mild chai.
The strongest flavor of this cup is the flavor of the black tea base, and that’s just the way it should be. It is a bold, smooth tasting, organic black tea. While it does provide a strong presence in the cup it doesn’t overwhelm the spices, instead, it works with them to provide a well-rounded, full-bodied flavor.
The strongest spice flavor I taste is the ginger, followed closely by the black pepper. Even though these two spices are the strongest spices in the blend, I wouldn’t consider this cup to taste overpoweringly peppery. It has a nice peppery taste, certainly, but I don’t find it to be too strong, and even the meeker tea drinkers out there will probably enjoy this chai.
The cinnamon weaves in and out of the sip, and I like how it enlivens the sip with a sweet yet spicy taste. The cloves and cardamom are not particularly strong in this cup, although they do offer a nice background of warmth.
Overall, this isn’t the strongest chai that I’ve tasted, but, it is still very good. This is one chai to which I wouldn’t recommend the addition of milk, although I do recommend a drizzle of honey or a sprinkling of turbinado sugar. The milk overpowers the spices here, but the sweetener helps to enhance their delightful complexity.