Another from the chai sampler! Some of these combinations strike me as being partiularly odd, and this one’s no exception. In practice, though, it works better than I thought it would.
It’s kinda herby – much more tulsi than chai. If you don’t like tulsi, this is definitely isn’t the blend for you! There’s only a very small amount of CTC black amongst the other ingredients (primarily tulsi, but also some spices – cardamon pods, the odd clove, and a lot of powdered spices). Of the spices, the cardamon is most prominent, which works for me since I quite like cardamon in general. I’m not a huge fan of ginger or clove, but they don’t come across too heavy handed here, which is nice.
It occurred to me while I was drinking this one that it’s more refreshing than I expected. I like it – lots more than I anticipated. It’s always nice to be surprised!