Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thursday Tea Time - Rishi Masala Chai

This week - Rishi Organic Black Tea Masala Chai

Price:  $5.99 on sale at Central Market, regularly $8
Size:  15 teabags
Caffeine:   Yes
Type of Tea:    Black
Steeping time:  7 minutes
Mix ins:  Definitely a generous splash of Natural Bliss.  Or Fat Free Half and Half with a little bit of honey.  You need that creamy, slightly sweet addition
Fragrance:  Cardamom, ginger
Ingredients:  Organic black tea, organic ginger root, organic cinnamon, organic cardamom, organic black pepper, organic cloves.
Opinion:   At first I was like, eh.  A 3.  Then I made it again and put it in my Hydroflask to take to a watercolor workshop.  Oddly this tastes better not super hot, but slightly cooled.  And this sure beats the concentrate stuff you get at most coffee places.  It has a a nice bite to it from the cardamom and ginger.  The caffeine level registers "High" - which makes it even better to drink in the morning or take with you on the go.  The only drawbacks I could think of is that the packaging is really over the top.  The size of the box (approximately 7" tall), the size of the sealed packaging for the teabag.  It seems just slightly wasteful.  However, you won't lose the box or the (almost 4") tea wrapper.  The teabag is neat and different, too.  It is a knit fabric, not paper.
Rating:  4+ - The more I drink it, the more I like it!

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