Tea of the Week for January 8, 2018!
As many of you are probably aware, I love chai blends. If I haven't made it obvious in how I speak of chai blends, then it is probably quite obvious in the blends that I create when it starts getting chilly outside. I pretty much switch the 'spice mode' to ON and sometimes I turn it way up.
And so it is that I start crafting chai blends that really don't have a theme to them except to be good and zesty - and I start crafting chai blends that really don't have a NAME to them either. So, by my count (which may be off) - since we took over 52Teas, we've crafted 12 Chai blends - so this one must be Chai #13!
I started with Assam black tea and added a touch of Lapsang Souchong - just a touch - to offer a hint of smokiness to the overall cup. Then I added some honeybush to sweeten the cup and soften the Assam just enough so that it doesn't get too bitter. To this mix, I added spices. Lots of 'em! There are, of course, the usual suspects of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves & black pepper. Then I added some nutmeg because I love nutmeg - and some Star Anise - same reason!
Steep up this tea for a warm, comforting drink! It tastes great served up straight but I prefer it with just a little bit of sweetener (raw sugar for me, please!) because I think that the sugar helps to define the spices just a little better - and with a splash of your choice of milk (coconut milk for me, please!), this makes a FABULOUS latte!
Taster size is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: black teas, honeybush, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, black pepper, star anise, nutmeg, calendula petals & natural flavors