876 Tasting Notes
Why did I order this tea? Probably to get to the free shipping minimum. I didn’t expect to like it, but it’s decent! Quite mild to be considered a chai. It’s one of those blends where I wasn’t sure if I should add sugar or not. The turmeric is thankfully mild, but the other spices are as well. It’s a nice gentle chai with the main flavors being ginger and the warming, though not overly savory turmeric. Not exciting or bold enough to order again, but I don’t regret this purchase. The second steep tastes really different and randomly sweet. I drank both steeps with milk. I finished my .8 oz sample bag, and now I do sort of want more, hmm.
Wow, the coconut here is super strong. Stronger than I’d prefer, to be honest. The green rooibos is lovely and soft. Really the only thing happening here is the coconut. I did a cold brewed second steep, which turned out quite strong as well. I’d choose S&V’s coconut macaroon over this one, but this isn’t bad either. I wish it had another flavor to complement the coconut.
Thanks to tea-sipper for this sample! The flavors aren’t unique or very interesting, but it’s a decently hearty chai. I think the problem for me might be that it’s not super balanced. It mostly just focuses on one spice…though my tastes aren’t sophisticated enough for me to know which one. Maybe it’s ginger, though you’d think I’d recognize ginger. I don’t know. It’s not wimpy on the spice front, which I appreciate. I just wish for a little more complexity.