Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Jaipur Avenue
An awakening with zesty notes, stimulating aromas and heartwarming spice.
Learn more about this chai here.
I have tasted and reviewed three of the five different flavors of chai mixes from Jaipur Avenue, and I think of the three that I’ve tried thus far, this one is my favorite.
What can I say? I love a good, hot, spicy cup of chai, and this one fits the bill. The extra ginger in this blend gives it just the right kick of peppery, zingy ginger flavor. It is warm and invigorating, but, the creamy aspect of the latte tones down the ginger just enough so that it isn’t TOO peppery hot.
It is spicy and just toes the line at the point where my tongue feels like it’s on fire… you know? It’s like it’s almost there, but not quite. And that’s just the way I like it to be! I want a chai to warm me up with its spices but I don’t want it so hot that all I taste is spice. I don’t want to be so overwhelmed by the spice that I can’t enjoy the other aspects of the chai – and Jaipur Avenue hits the nail right on the head with this blend. Spicy, but not overpoweringly so!
I can also taste the other spice notes here, I taste hints of cinnamon and a nice backdrop of cloves and cardamom. The black tea is there too, providing a pleasant flavor in the background that is bold and energizing. The creamy milk for the “latte” adds just the right creamy texture and flavor to the cup.
And yes, these chai mixes are sweetened, but, even with the sweetener, I don’t find them too sweet. And here’s a bonus: each package whips up a creamy, smooth latte that’s just 90 calories. That’s right, all this sweet, creamy, deliciously spicy flavor for just 90 calories! AWESOME!