Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Tea Oh!
Superb spices blended with sweet caramel and rich chocolate.
When I saw this chai blend on the Tea Oh! website, I knew I had to try it. I love spiced chai teas, I love chocolate, and I love caramel – so I needed to try this chai!
In chai tea, the spices can be very aggressive – aggressive enough to overpower the chocolate and caramel in a blend such as this. Fortunately, that doesn’t happen here. There is a very pleasing balance of flavors – the caramel is sweet and creamy, the chocolate is rich and smooth, and the masala spices are warm and inviting.
I can taste ginger, cinnamon and cardamom in this blend, however, they aren’t particularly spicy or hot… just warm enough to remind this taster that she’s drinking a chai tea. And yes… I can taste the tea too! The black tea base is strong enough to stand its ground with these other powerful flavors. It has a nice briskness to it.
I enjoyed this tea immensely and I’ve just consumed the last that I had! I might just have to put this one on my shopping list. It has a very comforting, autumnal feel to it… like one I’d like to curl up to while sitting in front of a roaring fire in the fireplace and reading a good book!
I do recommend going latte with this particular tea, and adding a splash of milk or cream (or half & half) to your cup. It really enhances the chocolate and caramel flavors and makes it taste just a bit like a gourmet hot chocolate! DELIGHTFUL!