Masala Chai 12 Spice Blend

Tea type
Chai Tea
Ingredients
Black Pepper, Black Tea, Cardamom, Cinnamon Sticks, Cloves, Fennel, Ginger, Licorice Root, Mint, Rose Hips, Star Anise Bits
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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  • “A sample from Miss B! It’s definitely chai weather now, so I’m working through my samples at quite a rate. I’ve drank this one twice now, both times in a Timolino at one of our interview day...” Read full tasting note
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From Tap Twice Tea

http://taptwicetea.com/

A bold and fragrant mix of black tea, herbs, and spices based on a friend’s family Chai recipe from Pune, India.

1 1/2c water, 2 heaping tsp of chai mix. Boil 5 minutes, add 1c milk, bring to boil, simmer 2 minutes. Strain, sweeten to taste and serve.

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2213 tasting notes

A sample from Miss B! It’s definitely chai weather now, so I’m working through my samples at quite a rate. I’ve drank this one twice now, both times in a Timolino at one of our interview day events. I used 1.5 tsp of leaf for both cups, and gave it approximately 4 minutes in boiling water. I added a splash of milk each time, but it strikes me as a tea that doesn’t take milk particularly well. It looks a bit thin and pale, although it doesn’t seem to affect the flavour so it’s not too much of a problem. The other thing that struck me straight away about this blend is that it’s mostly spices (quite chunky ones at that – whole cardamom pods, star anise, peppercorns, etc.) There’s not lot of actual black tea that I can see, which may account for the “thin” appearance.

Still, flavour is all and there are no issues with that here. I like cardamom in chai, and it’s pretty prominent here. There’s also a nice warmth from the ginger/cinnamon combination, and a touch of heat from the pepper. The only thing I dislike is the artificial sweetness that hits me in the back of the throat. It’s very reminiscent of stevia, but it could be liquorice root. It’s that kind of over-sweet, cloying flavour. I’d prefer to add my own sweetener, if I’m honest, but the rest of this one is so good I’m prepared to overlook what is a relatively small fault.

I’ve enjoyed this one, but it’s not my favourite chai. I’d probably not actively seek it out, but I’d not turn down a cup if offered. If you like a “chunky” chai blend that’s big on flavour but with not too much caffeine/actual tea, this might be just the thing!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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