Thanks very much, AJRimmer! Seemed a good day for a chai. However, this seems much more like one of those cinnamon orange blends. The orange is most apparent, and then the cinnamon takes over, which is also very sweet because of the sugary bits here. The especially lovely sweetening ingredients in the description say “brown sugar pieces” and “golden caramel pieces”. YES to those. I wouldn’t say the glitter was very glittery… more like murky. I saw plenty of coriander in the blend and some fennel, but wasn’t really tasting them. I really wish more of these unique spices made a presence in the flavor. It was Cinnamon and Orange all the way.I do like a cinnamon orange tea but was expecting chai. Possibly this should have been named differently. Not bad though!
Steep #1 // 1 1/4 teaspoons for a full mug // 28 minutes after boiling // 2 1/2 min steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 5 minute steep