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drank Vanilla Chai by DAVIDsTEA
162 tasting notes

Day 2 of David’s Tea 24 days of tea.

Disclaimer: David’s has never, ever made a chai that I actually like. Expectations: low.

This smells like artificial vanilla extract. EXACTLY like artificial vanilla extract. Which is a byproduct of wood pulping for paper…so not off to a good start. But I swore I would try everything except that cocomint cream one, so here we go.

The steeped tea smells very similar to the dry tea, but more…astringent. I didn’t even let it steep all that long (2-3 mins, I think), so it’s not like it’s over-steeped. The vanilla flavour does come out, along with some cinnamon, but that’s about it as far as the “spice” goes in the chai. I’m disappointed. I really, REALLY want to find a David’s chai that I actually like but this definitely isn’t it. The tea isn’t TERRIBLE, it’s just not…good. Too artificial for me, and not enough of the traditional chai spices. Give me a good chai, David’s!

Verdict: would not buy, but glad I got to try it.

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