The dry leaf smells like a holiday candle… I know when most people say that they mean it in a bad way, but I like that smell! A comforting, familiar scent…
Brewed up, this is fine. Another one I personally would’ve brewed a bit stronger if I had a choice in the matter, just because the body is coming through a bit weak to me. The spice flavor is fine, though. Most strongly of cinnamon, but I’m getting some very nice clove notes, and a bit of ginger and pepper warmth at the back of my throat. Not too spicy that I need to douse my throat after each sip or try to tame the cup with milk (though I’m sure it would take milk fine, if I had more leaf to create a richer body for it), but there is enough that there is some lingering warmth after the swallow.
A perfectly satisfying cuppa on a cold evening, but not my favorite rooibos chai — that title goes to Rishi’s West Cape Chai.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Pepper, Spices, Spicy