Kashmiri Chai from Shanti Tea

Tea Type: Chai (Black Tea)

Where To Buy: Shanti Tea

Product Description:

Traditional Kashmiri blend of black tea and spices which produces the rich, semi-sweet and nutty flavor favored in Kashmir.

This traditional Kashmiri recipe is a blend of black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, and almond flakes and essence which produces the rich, semi-sweet and nutty flavor favored in Kashmir.

Tasters Review:

Chai is a funny thing…It’s one of those “you can please some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all of the time” sort of things.  Many people take their chai VERY seriously.  Some people say the more spice the better where as others enjoy it more mild.  Others always add additives and some no additives at all.  I know of many people who swear by chai prep via stove top and others who have never tried that method and think that way of preparing chai doesn’t matter.  AND…several people go back and forth about which countries are famous for their chai and which are not.

As for this specific chai…I thought it was ok.  There really isn’t anything wrong with this chai at all.  Not in my book at least.  It smells spicy but not overly. I can certainly taste the spices. The spices are THE flavor. It has a bit of a funky aftertaste for me but it’s still ok.  The thing that stands out on this chai, for me, were the spices.  I can taste little else past the spices, actually, but still think this is a decent chai to have on hand.

Question of the day: What are your personal preferences with chai?

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