Review: Pahadi Tea Pahadi Masala Chai Tea

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Pahadi tea is a tea company based in Temple, AZ that specializes in teas from India, specifically, the Himalayan Hill Region. They carry a variety of blended black teas, Green teas and nice selection of Chai teas.

I chose the Pahadi Masala Chai tea to taste and review. I was very interested to see that their Chai tea was made with Assam. Many times, tea companies use a lighter tea and the spices are emphasized. But I love a good strong cup of tea, and Assam tea is often the base I prefer for my flavored teas so that they have a good body.

The ingredients of this spicy chai tea are listed on the website as: Fiery Ginger, Black Peppercorn, Aromatic Cinnamon, Crushed Fennel seeds, Dried Mint, Green Cardamom, and Cloves blended with the finest Assam black tea.

When I opened the tea, I saw that it was a nice dark black tea. I was also pleased to see that the spices were obvious with nice sized pieces, including a whole cardamom seed!! It smelled wonderful. I could see the mint pieces that made this Chai Tea so unique, though I didn't smell it.

I brewed this tea, one cup at time. I used a teaspoon of tea for each 8oz of fresh cold water that I had brought just to boil. I started with a steep time of 4 minutes and increased each cup by a minute... up 6 minutes. I am pleased to say that this tea never got bitter, and the increased steeping time only served to make a stronger flavored tea.

The tea is very rich and pleasing. I instantly tasted the the unique addition of mint and the spices are fantastic! It took sugar well, though I preferred using honey. It took milk fairly well, though, when I had only steeped it 4 minutes it was a bit weak to add milk.

I really enjoyed this tea and was disappointed when I had used up my sample. I would definitely choose this tea for my next Chai flavored tea because it was so smooth and perfectly balanced.

— To purchase Pahadi Tea Pahadi Masala Chai Tea, 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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