My favorite flavored teas aren’t fruity but spicy and subtle. I can’t remember the first time I tried “chai tea” – it was probably at Starbucks. They have that Tazo pre-blended stuff, just add milk.
Not until recently did I realize that chai tea was black tea and spices. I don’t know why it hadn’t occurred to me, it just hadn’t. What’s known as chai tea everywhere I go is actually known as masala chai (Hindi for “spiced tea”) around the world. So yes, I’ve been running around saying I want “tea tea”! Hehe… Anyway, masala chai is usually steeped then a little milk and sweetener is added.
I brewed Golden Moon Tea’s Kashmiri Chai for five minutes in my brand-new hand-painted mug. (Isn’t it cute?) I didn’t add any milk or sugar like you’re supposed to for a real masala chai experience. With my first sip I gasped and said to John, “This is amazing!”
A lot of masala chai that I try is very high in peppery content. I don’t mind a little black pepper – it never really dampens the mood of my chai – but there is none in the Kashmiri blend (at least the website doesn’t list it as an ingredient). This blend doesn’t have the same “KAPOW” that some masala blends have and I appreciate it!
The other lovely detail about this tea is that it’s a blend of black and green tea which makes it just a bit more subtle. This tea is so smooth!
You have to try this! A sample is only $.99 and once I get paid again, I will be buying a 4 oz tin. :9 Mmmm.