This must be a revamp of an earlier reviewed tea as this one clearly includes natural flavors and not artificial ones. Needless to say I really enjoyed this tea. I was first struck by the luxurious smell of tropical fruit amongst the chai spices. A gander at the contents of the sample revealed nice long pieces of coconut amongst an almost potpourri of a chai - just what I like in a good chai.
One taste of the tea confirmed two things to me: I’d
1. I probably under-dosed the steeping basket (my husband had heard me puttering around the kitchen and asked if he could cadge a cup along with me- I quickly added more chai and water to the teapot). It could be stronger but that’s probably my fault and not the teas. Upton’s so good about giving exact directions/suggestions for steeping. Oh well, try again I guess.
2. I knew I wanted to order a full bag of this stuff. Even under-steeped I knew this was a really nice chai - a really nice departure from the usual chais. Our go-to chai, is the Bollywood Chai from Reluctant Traders (a tea I have yet to review here —my bad-) which I’d purchased because of raves and because RT does such powerful work sourcing direct from growers and working towards equity and real fair trade). It’s just a solid classical chai. But it’s nice to have a few chais to reach for and a tropical chai with fruit is the tea I didn’t know I needed (or wanted).

Flavors: Butterscotch, Caramel, Cinnamon, Coconut

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 0 OZ / 0 ML

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Writer and visual artist. Major espresso guy but have moved back to tea after many years “away.” I enjoy both black teas and herbals.
I live in Washington DC with my husband of 8 years (tho been together 20) and our beloved old dog. Originally from Texas and have lived in the Pacific Northwest, Colorado, and Illinois before arriving in the Mid-Atlantic. Having been the beneficiary of the reviews and insights of other Steepsters, I figured I’d put down my own impressions on teas. Also love adding new teas as a way of thanking teamakers for putting their wares out into the world.


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