Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday Tea Time

Cost: $2.99 at Super Target and Whole Foods Market
Number of teabags: 16
Caffeine: Yes, 35mg
Type of tea: Green
Steeping time: 3 minutes
Mix ins: Fat-free condensed milk
Teabag fragrance: Ginger and cardamon
Ingredients: Organic green tea, organic ginger root, organic cardamon seed, organic cinnamon bark, stevia leaf, organic clove bud, organic black pepper, natural cinnamon, cardamon and ginger oils.
Opinion: This chai tea is dominated more by the ginger. The cinnamon and clove are back notes. I didn't taste the pepper and was even surprised to see it listed as I was typing this review. It had a nice kick, which I attributed to the clove and cardamon. If you are looking for a gingery green chai tea, this is the one for you to try. Added bonus it is organic, too. I also liked how each tea bag has a different "fortune" on the paper tag. I was able to save three so far -- "Nature is a give, a true friend and sustainer"..."May your light become a living universal light"..."We are spiritual beings having a human experience" Makes me want to open and drink more!

Rating: 4.25

1 comment:

DangAndBlast! said...

Per my in-laws (from India), black pepper and cardamom (well, and tea leaves!) are the only required ingredients for masala chai, and everything else is "season to taste," basically. ("Chai" just means "tea" -- "masala chai" means "spiced" (or literally "mixed") tea.) My mother-in-law says you're not supposed to be able to taste the pepper individually, but that it'll taste a little flatter without it. (It's generally made with whole peppercorns, not ground pepper, which may make a difference?)

Just your little Indian tea lesson for the day!