Review: Tipu’s Chai Instant Black Chai

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Thumbs up!"It is leaps and bounds above any other instant I've had, and it's flavourful enough to satisfy."
K’s Teaview: 9/10
Other Teaviews: Dan gave it 8.5/10, Lynn gave it 9.5/10, Erika gave it 8/10
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tipuschaitealogo"Instant" and "chai" are not words I like to see paired together. In fact, given the choice, I wouldn't have chosen to sample this, but I volunteered to sample whatever Tipu sent me, and this was included.

I am immediately taken aback when I open the package. The scent burns my nose when I breathe it in, which is always a good sign when it comes to spiced teas. I boil my kettle and pour the water along with 1 tsp of mix into a mug. The whole thing takes as much time as it would to make powdered hot chocolate, and it's superbly easy.

A warning, this stuff is impossible to dissolve. Fair, since it's got real tea bits, but you may not want to drink the sludge on the bottom since it's pretty gross stuff. The rest of the cup, however, is great! It's a very peppery chai, so if that's not your style, steer clear, but I love it. It's rich and spicy and leaves a delightful tingle on my tongue.

Next, I try one teaspoon of mix with 4 oz of water and 4 oz of chocolate soy milk. It is divine. Easy to make, and fun to drink. Now, I have to admit that this doesn't reach the level of a freshly-ground-spices, prepped-on-the-stove Masala chai, but it comes close enough. It is leaps and bounds above any other instant I've had, and it's flavourful enough to satisfy. I'll bring it to work, I'll drink it on days I'm feeling lazy or I'm in a hurry. I thought good chai couldn't be easy, and Tipu's has proved me wrong.

— To purchase Tipu’s Chai Instant Black 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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One Response to “Review: Tipu’s Chai Instant Black Chai”

  1. Shaiha Says:

    Don’t you just love it when being proved wrong is so pleasurable.

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