Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Supple Skin Boutique
Chai has long been attributed to its healthy properties. With herbs that naturally promote digestion and balance you can’t lose. Our Chai tea is a burst of spice and ginger aromas that you will love.
Ingredients Black teas, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom, peppercorn, star anise, shatavari, natural flavors
I didn’t find this chai on the Supple Skin Boutique website, but I did find a tea they call Masala Chai. I thought that they might be the same tea, but, a quick comparison of the ingredient lists suggests that this chai may be different.
Regardless, this is a very tasty chai. The black tea base is robust and invigorating. It manages to hold its own with the strong spices of this blend. The black tea is strong and slightly astringent.
The star anise is the spice that stands out most as I taste this. I can taste the other spices, certainly, but, I like that I can really taste the snappy licorice flavor of the star anise distinctly. The cinnamon is also quite strong, and the peppery taste from the ginger and peppercorns add a nice kick that is especially noticeable at the tail of the sip.
I am not too familiar with shatavari, but from what I understand of it, it is an Asparagus that is native to India, and is said to promote health and vitality. I don’t know what it contributes to the overall flavor here, though I don’t know that this would taste the same without it. And if it benefits me, then it’s all good.
Overall, I am finding this to be a very pleasant cup of chai. The spices are not overwhelming here – this is not a spicy chai. Instead, it is a mildly warming spiced tea that is quite delicious, one that I think is mellow enough for even those who are timid when it comes to spice can enjoy. This makes a fabulous chai latte – sweet, creamy, and with just enough spice. Delicious!