Review: Davidson’s Tea Classic Organic Chai

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Thumbs up!"One of the best chais I have tasted outside of my favorite Indian restaurant. Highly recommended!"
Shaiha’s Teaview: 9.7/10
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When I first started reviewing here at TeaViews, my goal was to find the perfect chai. One that would either match or surpass the one that I get at my favorite Indian Cafe. In a way that goal has fallen to the wayside once I discovered oolongs but it is still there in the back of my mind. So when another chai came up for review, I of course volunteered to give it a whirl.

Just looking at the blend of tea and spices in my sample tells me that I am headed in the right direction. Wiry Assam leaves are combined with whole cardamon pods and cloves. I can pick up the cinnamon in the aroma. Just the scent is enough to make my mouth start watering.

I set it up to brew using five teaspoons of leaves, a water temp of 205 degrees and a steep time of 3 minutes. The resulting liquor is a rich reddish brown in color with the decadent aroma of cloves and cinnamon.

Now for the final test. Because this is a chai, I made my cup up with rock sugar and half-n-half. The taste is ambrosia! Just like what I get from my Indian restaurant. The taste of the cloves dance nicely with the cardamon and cinnamon. The Assam makes a great base and stands up well to the spices.

This has to be one of the best chais that I have ever tasted. I know that Davidsons Teas has just aquired a customer for life.

— To purchase Davidson’s Tea Classic Organic Chai, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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