Review: California Tea House Chocolate Chai

California Tea House, Cardamom Tea, Chicory Root Tea, Chocolate Tea, Clove Tea, Ginger Tea, Orange Peel Tea, Orange Tea, Pepper Tea Add comments
Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
Thumbs up!"I found the balance of ingredients to be just about perfect, as each ingredient's contribution can be appreciated and no one ingredient overpowers the blend. "
Vanessa’s Teaview: 8.8/10
Other Teaviews: Chelsy gave it 9.4/10, Jamie gave it 8/10, JennH gave it 8.4/10
Your Reviews:Add your review »
Chocolate Chai is an all-herbal blend that consists of organic cocoa nibs, white chocolate pieces, orange peels, chicory root pieces, cardamom blooms, fresh-cut ginger root, whole cloves and peppercorns. Each ingredient is readily visible in the blend, as there are no tiny pieces of ingredients, only large and/or whole pieces included here! This tea has a delightful aroma- it is clearly rich and chocolatey but there is a nice soothing spiciness as well that seems to balance out the chocolate sweetness. Since this is an herbal blend, I used a nice long steep time (note that California Tea House recommends seven to ten minutes). The best way to describe this tea is a happy medium between chai and hot chocolate. It is certainly sweet and rich, thereby making a delicious dessert option, but once again, the spices prevent it from being too sweet or limiting it to being only a dessert tea. I found the balance of ingredients to be just about perfect, as each ingredient's contribution can be appreciated and no one ingredient overpowers the blend. I sampled this tea on one of the hottest days of the year, and while the nature of the blend does seem to be more fitting for cold-weather sipping, I will say that I enjoyed it just as much on a hot day. Furthermore, when I let the tea chill to room temperature then added some ice, I was very surprised at how tasty this was as an iced tea- simply delicious! This tea does well on its own, but I found a splash of milk and small spoonful of sugar to be great additions to the brew. This is one of the best herbal blends I have sampled in a long time, and since it is equally delicious iced and hot, I recommend this as a blend to have on hand all throughout the year.

— To purchase California Tea House Chocolate 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.

Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa
Teaviews.com Reviewer
» Read more about this reviewer on Vanessa's profile page.
» Find a list of recent posts by Vanessa.

    



One Response to “Review: California Tea House Chocolate Chai”

  1. Laura Says:

    This sounds yummy!

Leave a Reply

My Rating

WP Theme & Icons by N.Design Studio
Entries RSS Comments RSS Log in