Thanks so much for the samples, Teakruthi! This chai is intriguing, as it focuses mostly on cardamom. I’ve never seen a chai blend with only cardamom and really, there aren’t many teas with cardamom at all. There are plenty of cardamom pods here, cut in half, with the lovely Ceylon black tea base. The Ceylon is medium bodied and lets the flavor of the cardamom be prominent while itself being sweet and smooth. The fragrance and flavor of cardamom is definitely present and strong. The second steep, just as much cardamom to the flavor. It’s very calming, sweet, creamy, mellow. It’s a nice change for the taste buds once in a while, instead of the “all the spices” sort of chai all the time.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 16 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3 minute steep