Finishing this tea off right now while I catch up on some TV shows from the week. Of the different teas carried by Snarky Tea, I think this is actually the most interesting conceptually. It’s got a couple interesting ingredients in it, like the Gotu Kola, and having part of the mix of base teas be Yerba Mate seems very smart to me. I like the idea of an “early morning kick in the ass” kind of Chai a lot.
Taste wise, it’s basically just a standard type of chai profile – ginger, cardamom, clove are prominent spices and I get cinnamon warmth as well. There’s even almost a citrus type note, which I suppose is likely the cardamom!? It’s smooth and warming, and has a pleasant but mild sweetness. Nothing here is exceptionally unique or out of the ordinary which is fine considering how well balanced the profile is.
Good execution – and I’m enjoying this cup a lot!