So many notes to backlog….
Well, I honestly bounced on some because of the eventual close of the franchise stores, and I have not been to a store in years. This was on my hit list since I did like the Samurai Chai, and oolong chais appeal to me.
Well, it smells like the fall just before Christmas, and it is a very approachable drink. My mom enjoys it even though she is not a Chai fan, and it is flexible hot or iced. It is a jubilee of Chai spices with emphasis on cinnamon, cardamom, and pepper. The papaya peaces are welcomed for fruity flavor while the oolong makes the body a bit more robust, though its very far off in the background. The mate also makes the body a little grassier, but oddly refreshing.
Drinkable and very approachable is how I would describe this tea overall. You can do it iced, with honey, cream, sugar, hot western or grandpa style (with less leaves, and hopefully, the right balance of ingredients). It will be especially useful in the coming fall months-the spices really do help my stomach out.