Review: Golden Tips Tea Mastea Premium Masala Chai

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Thumbs up!"My experience with this tea as a latte was pretty enjoyable, I felt like I got a drink from Starbucks or something. As far as drinking this tea plain, I would call it mediocre, it meets all the requirements of a classic chai. To have even more fun with this tea, froth your milk. "
Samantha’s Teaview: 7/10
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goldentipsmasteachaiGolden Tips Tea combines your classic chai ingredients with CTC grade (crush, tear, curl) black assam tea. The official ingredients aren't necessarily listed but are provided in a form of a picture. It looks as if there is cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, allspice and white peppercorn.

If you asked any chai lover, they'd probably tell you they add milk and some sort of sweetener to their tea. The sweetness of honey or sugar will help bring out the flavor of the spices. Being that I am mostly a green and white tea fan, I enjoy a good chai. To enjoy this tea to it's fullest and not become frustrated that this is a classic masala I added milk to my drink. To have even more fun with this tea, I actually frothed my milk for the first time. To do this without a milk frother, shake milk vigorously for about 30 seconds till it doubles in size in a small glass jar with a lid, a canning jar will work just fine, then microwave for 30 seconds. I boiled my water to a full boil and steeped 1 teaspoon (per 6 ounces) for about 4 minutes with honey to taste then added the frothed milk on top and a dash of cinnamon to dress it up a bit.

My experience with this tea as a latte was pretty enjoyable, I felt like I got a drink from Starbucks or something. As far as drinking this tea plain, I would call it mediocre, it meets all the requirements of a classic chai. Though the spices are not whole but finely ground and there is not much dust that falls to the bottom of the cup, this tea produces an even flavor. This tea has a pretty enjoyable flavor plain as well, the spices are balanced, not too bold nor are they masked by that typical orange peel taste I find with most chai.

If you're looking for a good classic chai to make into a tea latte, I'd say this one is worth a shot and it's very reasonably priced.

— To purchase Golden Tips Tea Mastea Premium Masala 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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