Review: KTeas Autumn Afternoon Chai

Black Tea, Cardamom Tea, Chai Tea, Cinnamon Tea, Decaffeinated Tea, Green Tea, KTeas, Orange Tea, Spiced Tea Add comments
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Thumbs up!"There's something fun about a tea blend that is chock full of peels, spices, and leaves - just looking at the happy jumble of fragrant, chunky ingredients in this blend appeals to a barely covered kid-ness that loves birthday party goody-bags and Halloween."
Jamie’s Teaview: 7/10
Other Teaviews: Lynn gave it 6.5/10, Geoff gave it 7.3/10
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kteaslogoThere's something fun about a tea blend that is chock full of peels, spices, and leaves - just looking at the happy jumble of fragrant, chunky ingredients in this blend appeals to a barely covered kid-ness that loves birthday party goody-bags and Halloween. There are big chunks (really big!!) of orange peel, whole cloves, little chunks of what appears to be cinnamon, long and wiry as well as thick and luxurious curls of green and black decaffeinated tea leaves. This tea offers a full mellow spiciness in the nose, even in the dried state, with citrusy, spicy scenting containing elements of clove and cardomom.

The tea brews to a pretty color, copper red and with a clovey scent. I definitely enjoyed this tea more with the addition of a little sweetener. It enhanced the spiciness and really brought the orange forward. The clove isn't overwhelming, though it's definitely present, and pepper was not a strong element either - I assume pepper was either absent altogether or so minor an ingredient that it never really appeared on the palette. I sweetened this tea using stevia, but it seemed to beckon for something a little more viscous - some honey or agave would be a great pairing. True to a tasty chai, it seemed to call out a bit for some sort of creamy addition, too. Happily, it is delicious all on its own.

Overall, this tea blend is mild but with a citrusy spiciness that is quite enjoyable. My husband generally doesn't care for chai blends at all but found this one really appealing and said so more than once. I thought it seemed, as the name of the blend implies, especially well suited for a cool evening as it has wonderful warming elements. The second infusion is well worth waiting for - don't miss it! It's more strongly spicy - specifically, the clove stands out more, and I also found the citrus flavors even more enjoyable in the second steeping. I do recommend sweetening this blend.

— To purchase KTeas Autumn Afternoon 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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