Another new tea – this one from the Organic collection!
Fun Fact: When I started working at head office this tea was in the process of being officially named and it literally took me over six months to understand the name reference/pun. I was that odd one out who was like “But whhhyyyy Destiny’s Chai? What part of this blend relates to destiny or fate AT ALL!?!??”. When I finally got it, I felt like a moron. What can I say, I didn’t listen to a lot of Destiny’s Child growing up.
I think it’s a bit strange to release such a classically “chai flavoured” chai in March, but I’ll forgive it if it means one less Chai in the fall to be bogged down with. Plus, I like the idea of an all organic tea collection – working in stores, organic teas were something we always got asked about and I always wished we had more diversity in our options. This collection, to me, feels really diverse! I actually wish it was bigger – though, maybe not in conjunction with all the other teas that came out today.
To be completely honest, this Chai is a little bit much for me. It’s pretty heavily spiced and does have some heat to it – though not to the level of the newly released Guarana Chai which is INTENSE. It’s also really classic in terms of flavour, in my opinion, despite having a few less conventional chai ingredients like ashwaghanda – which I’m still not 100% certain I’m spelling correctly. While I think which spices will stand out the most will very a lot depending on your own individual preferences for spice, the ones that I taste the most are ginger, cinnamon, clove, and cardamom. In that order. It’s a touch sweet, from the cinnamon namely, but I would not describe it as a “sweet chai”.
It’s nice to have more herbal chais too – Cinnamon Rooibos Chai and Super Ginger are each good in their own way, but sometimes you want something caffeine free that’s more nuanced/layered in its flavours and less direct/one note.
I’m personally passing on this one; but I’m pleased to see something a touch different and (in my own opinion) needed in terms of chai teas in the DT line up.
Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s