Monday, March 7, 2016

Green Tea Based Chai Tea

*I received this item free for reviewing purposes. All opinions are 100% my own*

I am a tea fanatic, I drink a ridiculous amount of it throughout the day. I drink so much tea my boss has actually commented on it to me. I keep tea bags in my purse and in my work bag, and I've even put some in my car. Long story short, I love me some tea and am always excited to be sent different types of tea to test out and review. This particular tea is an interesting spin on a favorite tea, but did it actually taste good is the real question.

Green tea is an incredibly healthy tea, as most of you probably already know. Loaded with antioxidants and other good for you stuff, it's a tea a drink a lot of, especially in the morning. Chai tea, however, is my absolute favorite type of tea in the world. I love the rich, dark, spicy flavor profile, and how it always makes me feel warm and cozy. Chai is one of the few teas I'm totally ok with splurging on and getting the really good stuff. So a green tea based loose leaf Chai tea definitely spiked my interest.

As you would expect it is a light colored tea (from the green tea) with a spicy clover based scent (from the chai spices added in). As with any loose leaf tea, you heat the water, put the leaves in, and let it steep for a few minutes. As a green tea goes it is a really nice blend, none of the bitterness you can sometimes get as the tea cools off. But I think it fails as a chai tea. There just isn't enough of the spiced flavor for me to call it a real Chai. I think if you don't really like the Chai flavor but you want something a little more flavorful than regular tea this would be a good fit for you, but if you are a die hard spice fan this is probably a pass. The price is pretty decent, at $8.95 with free Prime shipping, and it is a nice quality tea. But I just wanted more flavor from this than it gave me.

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