Traditional Masala Chai/Blue Lotus Chai

Let me tell you how you can have an amazing pick up for your day.

(1)  Pick yourself up a tin of Traditional Masala Chai from Blue Lotus Chai.

(2) Once the tin arrives, instantly get the following:  water, pot, milk and a timer.

(3) Open the tin and enjoy the aromas of the chai mix.

(4) Boil 4 oz fresh water.

(5) Add one rounded scoop of the powdered chai.

(6) Stir. . . .add in milk or creamer and continue to heat the mixture

(7) Once the brew is the desired temp, I highly recommended adding on a dollop of froth milk/cream to throw this experience over the top.

(8) Enjoy. . .and let all of the cares of the day wash away

I will admit, I am not a chai fan but this chai mix has changed my mind completely.  After following the above steps, you are left with this delicious chai mix that really makes you sit back and take a moment for yourself.  All of those beautiful spices mingle so well together and if you use milk like I did, that added creamy note really makes the brew even more enjoyable.

I will say that you definitely want to drink this tea right after you prepare the brew.  I accidentally let the tea sit for a few minutes and it seemed like there was a bit of grit from the powder staring to accumulate at the bottom of the cup.

What is brilliant about this chai is there isn’t a teapot that you need to clean out, there is no tea leaves you need to fuss with, just a pot, some water, and the chai mix itself.  Now saying that, I do still love my loose leaf tea and would never part with having it, but this chai mix from Blue Lotus Chai is definitely a great tea to have on hand for those mornings or afternoons when you need a little pick me up and may not have all of the needed tea ware to brew up a proper cuppa or just need a cuppa asap.

Want to Know More About This Tea?

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Blue Lotus Chai


With its deep and truly authentic flavor and amazing ease of preparation, our flagship product has become part of the daily rhythm of many homes. Tasting is believing!

Ingredients: Naturally brewed and flash-dried black tea powder; 100% Certified Organic powdered spices: ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves.

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Masala Chai Black Tea from The Tea Obsession. . . .

My taste buds have started it seems.  I used to be all about the sweet dessert like teas but lately I have wanted a more spicy kick.  This tea was the perfect answer to my after dinner tea with my stepsons the other night.

In the past, I have steered away from Masala Chai blends but after having this one, I think I need to be a bit more open minded.  Right out of the pouch this tea greets you with that familiar warming spice blend that warms you to your toes.  My stepsons saw I was brewing up a chai and instantly got their mugs ready to go.  So I added in more of the tea blend to my tea pot, added my fresh prepped water, and started to steep the tea.

While the tea was brewing, I added some cream to my Breville Frother, a dash of cinnamon, brown sugar, and maple syrup.  My stepsons are used to drinking a more sugary chai and I thought this would be the perfect way to accomplish that- thru the frothed topping.

Once my alarm went off that the tea was steeped, I added the heavenly spiced brew to each of our mugs, topped each cup with a good dose of the sweet frothed topping, and then sprinkled a dash of allspice to the top.  In my cup, I added a cinnamon stick and a sprinkle of ground ginger.

First sip in, I was in heaven! This tea delivers all of the heat I was looking for along with the spicy finish I was craving.  The black pepper finish is truly my favorite part of this tea-giving this tea that welcomed kick while the chai flavors deliver a subtle yet well balanced sweet and spicy note.  The black tea is more in the background on this tea but that is to be expected when there are so many different inclusions and spices in the mix.

The creamy frothed topping may have been an overkill for me with the sweetness but my stepsons gobbled their servings up and asked for more.

I couldn’t have been happier for this first experience with The Tea Obsession.  For a 4oz  pouch of this tea, the price is about right.  They offer their teas if a few different size options but I didn’t see any sample sizes.  I wish that was an option.  I personally have a couple hundred teas in my tea stash.  So adding a 4 oz of anything takes serious commitment but adding a 1oz or a sample package is more what I look for now.  But seeing how much my stepsons loved this tea, I may make an exception for them.  Plus they do offer a Mapple Taffy Black Tea that I used to buy from another tea company that is no longer in business. Maybe there is a possible order coming in my future.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black/Chai
Where to Buy: The Tea Obession

A traditional Indian chai with the blending of all the flavors found in chai.

Ingredients: Black tea blended with green cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and black pepper.

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Organic Masala Chai from Hope and Glory

I still remember my first Chai latte. It was love at first sip. And the spicier the better! Whether at a coffee shop or at home, I never imagined drinking Chai without some sort of plant milk, my favorite is coconut milk.

However, I am also a very impatient person, and I wanted to try this Masala Chai from Hope&Glory, and I have no plant milk. I was kind of scared to try this straight, because some Chai’s I’ve gad in the past are a bit sharp, and need something to tone it down a bit. But it was a cool and crisp morning, the type of morning where I like a cozy Chai.

masala-chai-hope-glory-studio29285First of all, the smell of this blend is amazing. I want to live in a field of this blend, and bathe in it. It smells of cinnamon and spice and everything nice that I want in a tea. I put one teaspoon of coconut sugar in my cup, and took my first sip. Smooth, spicy, clean and the perfect amount of everything. It’s spicy without being too sharp, and it tastes like real ingredients, real spices. It tastes like someone whipped it up personally for me.

I’m sad that I have none left. This is the perfect tea for the upcoming cooler months. This is what you want to come home to after a long day, or better yet this is how you want to start your day. This is by far my favorite Chai blend ever.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Hope and Glory

A full-bodied blend of organic Ceylon black tea and spices, Masala Chai derives from the Hindi literally meaning ‘mixed-spice tea’. Spices such as cardamom and cinnamon have been expertly blended to give a warming, rich blend of flavours and a sweet aroma.

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Chocolate Marshmallow Spicier Chai from 52Teas

I was super excited to see a spicier Chai! I love Chai, and I love spice too. This chai is different in that there is no anise, but there is crushed red pepper! It also has vegan white chocolate chips, and vegan dark chocolate! It’s a beautiful tea just to look at really. I enjoyed a cup of this Chai this morning with a touch of coconut sugar, and a little coconut milk. Wow, I know I keep saying it but this might be my favorite Chai ever! Don’t worry about the crushed red pepper, it only adds a little spice, it won’t burn any throats! This Chai is creamy, and sweet and just totally something different from the usual Chai. I didn’t immediately think marshmallow when I tatsed this tea, but I did detect the white chocolate right away. As a vegan I really appreciate that they used vegan chocolate so everyone can enjoy this!

If you enjoy mellower, sweeter Chai’s with a little kick, this will blow your mind. This is my new winter beverage!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy:  52Teas


This is actually a reblend of sorts – let’s call it a reinterpreted blend since I did take some artistic freedom with this blend because while I did very much enjoy the original, I thought that it could have been spicier. And, I must confess that up until this evening, I had it in my head that the name of this tea was Chocolate Marshmallow Spicier Chai, but I realized as I posted my thoughts about this tea on Steepster that it was actually Chocolate Marshmallow Spicy Chai. Not Spicier – just Spicy.

So when I blended this, I thought I was blending Chocolate Marshmallow Spicier Chai and my memory of the original was that it wasn’t spicy enough to be a “spicier” chai and I added more spices to make it spicier. First, I added some chili pepper flake. Not a lot – but enough to give this a nice, spicy kick – or should I say Spicier kick! There’s a good amount of heat from the chili pepper but not so much that it’s sending me running to the kitchen for a drink of water to extinguish the heat.

And since I am a chocoholic, I added more chocolate flavor with the addition of cacao shells, mini vegan chocolate chips and vegan white chocolate chips. I like the addition of the white chocolate especially, I think that it enhances the marshmallow flavor just a bit. Another change: I didn’t add anise to this blend. Now, I love anise. LOVE it! But I wanted to try it first without the anise because anise can add a rather strong, distinctive licorice-y flavor and I didn’t think I wanted a licorice-y note to this. Maybe at some point, I’ll do a chocolate anise blend or something, but for now, I’m quite happy with this just the way it is!

If you enjoyed the original but thought it needed more spice – you should definitely try this!

organic ingredients: black teas, secret blend of spices, marshmallow root, cacao nibs, cacao shells, mini vegan chocolate chips, vegan white chocolate chips and natural flavors.

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