First of all, let me say that this tea is not nearly as fresh as the picture on the website. The tea looked like something I raked up out of my yard in the dead of winter. The leaves were brown and withered. Strange. But the smell of the leaves is fantastic! It reminds me of snowy evenings by the fire with the Christmas tree glowing in the background.
The color of the brew is much darker than I am used to for a white. Maybe because the leaves are browner than advertised? That same Christmasy smell still wafts from my cup.
But then I run into why I don’t see many white chai blends: the white teas are too delicate to put such heavy spices in. I can’t taste the base at all, I don’t think. There’s a heavy sugary flavor that COULD be the tea; the website doesn’t mention anything about having sugar in blend. But it’s sooo sweet. Not sure about that.
Spices are the usual for a chai: ginger, cinnamon, cardamom. I’m glad there’s no clove in there, as I usually find clove to be a little overwhelming no matter how little they use.
While this tea is charmingly Christmasy, I’m so distracted by the odd sweetness that I can’t enjoy it fully.
Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Ginger, Spicy, Sugar, Sweet