For a tea so evil, it tastes so good.

It smells really great in the bag. Once you take a sip the ginger practically explodes on your tongue. Further drinking lessens the ginger and you start to taste some of the other spices in the Masala Chai. Cinnamon is one of them, and cloves too. The cloves and the ginger work to leave a pleasantly herby and tingly aftertaste at the end of each sip.

I can imagine this tastes great with honey, sugar, milk, or even a dash of Bailey’s Irish Cream. Like Mycroft, I can imagine that this would make a great desert tea, but in a different way. If Mycroft is a chocolate cake, Moriarty is a gingersnap. If you wanted to enhance the effect, I’d even go so far as to say add a bit of fresh ginger to your desert tea mix and you’ve got yourself one spicy cookie in a cup.

Despite how much I love ginger and gingersnaps, however, of the Sherlock teas I’ve tried so far this isn’t a top pick. I think because I’ve had teas that have done the same ginger theme but better. I feel like this blend could be stronger, with more snap, but doesn’t quite get there. I’m not disappointed, though, merely wishing it had more of that Moriarty burn to it.

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