I like this way better now. I don’t know if it’s the time of year, or if my tastebuds have just changed, but I definitely enjoyed this. I decided to give it another go since it’s Fall which is when I go nuts for chais. So I purchased a sample size with my last order, and now I’m wishing I ordered a pouch.
The first time I had this the only thing I could think was that it tasted like something that should be glazed over beef or a sauce on some savory dish. (plus the ginger popped SO much for me before that I could hardly stand it) But now the tea seems appropriately spiced. It warms you from the inside out and it has a nice heavy feeling on the tongue, which is as expected from the Laoshan Black base which tends to give your tongue a coated feeling.
If there was one thing I’d want different from this tea, it’d be to taste the cocoa-y notes from the base a bit more. A chocolate chai would be fabulous. Perhaps this blend plus a few cocoa nibs would do the trick? :)