935 Tasting Notes
I remember enjoying the box of this I finished a few years ago and recently had the chance to grab this single bag to drink. It’s probably somewhat nostalgia, but I’m enjoying it! The spices are warming and pleasant. There’s a fair amount of sweetness, so I probably could have gotten away with not sweetening my cup. To be honest, I wouldn’t mind grabbing a box of this as a work tea sometime in the future. It’s a perfectly serviceable chai, honestly better than lots of more expensive ones I’ve had.
Nice sharp ginger flavor, like fresh ginger root. The black tea isn’t very present. There may be something a tiny bit cookie-ish in there, but that also might be me wishing there were. It’s a nice ginger flavor though! Milk didn’t add too much, but it wasn’t a bad addition either. Though I wish it tasted more like a cookie, really, this is pretty tasty.
Grabbed a sample of this from the tea box, but I’ve been procrastinating trying it since it didn’t seem very exciting. Yeah, it was way too light and mild for my tastes in black tea. The color came out quite clear as well. I didn’t add milk because that would drown out all tea taste. Instead, I added some raspberry extract so that my cup would taste like something. The tea itself didn’t taste bad. It did have a nice flavor, but it was too light.
Grabbed a single tea bag from a tea box. I get both the watermelon and mint. It would be tastier on an herbal or green base. The choice of a black base was a little strange. It does taste pretty good though. The watermelon is quite candy-like, and it fits perfectly with the mint. I’ve found myself craving more, so it must have been pretty good. Too bad the tea box is long gone, otherwise I would definitely grab some more!
Grabbed a few teaspoons of this from a tea box. I wanted to use it all up at once, so I sort of ended up overleafing. I taste a pretty strong, sharp clove. The flavor is dominated by the spices so that I don’t notice any chocolate. I don’t feel like I’d need to have this one again, but I thought the name was fun.
Ugh this one is way worse than their spellbound cider. The main scent is anise. The spices actually taste pretty good, but the fruitiness turned out so strange. It’s so artificial and has this weird sourness, while also being sort of thin. Yeah this one is sort of gross. I don’t know what they’ve done wrong. I shared a cup with my sister, and she ended up pouring hers out because it tasted so strange. Other reviews aren’t this negative, so perhaps my sample was from a bad batch.
This has that same spicy cinnamon as Harney’s hot cinnamon spice. It’s pretty one dimensional and a bit thin due to the rooibos base. If you go in expecting basically just cinnamon with a bit of rooibos, you won’t be too disappointed, but I’d suggest overleafing to get a fuller flavor. And I prefer more complexity in my chai, so I won’t be ordering this again.