|"I do love the warmth and spice of this blend."|
Every Chai tea creator has their own blend of spices. Chai Wallah is a company started by Neil Hartely, and Neil, after sampling hundreds of cups of Chai spiced tea in India, has created his own unique blend of Chai spice.
When I opened my package of Chai Wallah's Real Spice Chai with Black Tea, I was amazed with the spice mixture. It was fresh and had a very strong smell. Chai Wallah blends cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and peppercorns. I knew this would be a tongue tingling mixture and I was right! I loved the cardamom added to this blend and the ginger and peppercorns give it a strong spicey kick!
These spices are blended with an Assam black Tea. I followed the instructions when preparing this tea. I used 1 cup of milk, and 1 cup of water and 2 tsp of chai mix. I brought this to boil and simmered 2 min. I also added some honey when it was hot. then I poured it all through a strainer.
It would definitely warm you up on a cold day. The spices blend together well, but I prefer to use a little less spice mixture and add a bit of black tea. I do this because the bite of the ginger and peppercorns is strong. But I'm sure I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to pepper. I do love the warmth and spice of this blend. I wouldn't change this blend or take out the peppercorns. I just like to make it a bit weaker.
The only negative about this tea, is that it takes a little extra prep. You get a pan dirty in the boiling in the process, but in my experience, the best Chai spice tea requires this kind of prep. I suspect it would be great with soy milk and plan on trying it this way.
An excellent Chai spice blend!
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