Safari Chai from Jar of Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where To Buy:  Jar of Tea

Company Description:

Our organic Safari Chai is perfect for that African Summer Safari! This thirst quenching spiced rooibos with orange peel, clove and cinnamon hits the spot over ice.

Profile: Makes a light amber cup with the naturally sweet taste of red rooibos and a light orange mulled spice. No sweetener need with a perfect balance.

Ingredients: Organic Rooibos, organic cinnamon, organic orange peel, organic clove

Taster’s Review:

The aroma of this tea reminds me quite a bit of a spicy cinnamon candy (like red-hots).  I can also detect hints of orange in the fragrance – it smells really delicious!

This is a very light-bodied chai – perfect for when you want a spiced tea but without the heaviness (or caffeine!) of a black tea based masala chai.  Cinnamon is the most prominent flavor here and it offers pleasant warmth to the flavor, but it isn’t over-the-top spicy-hot (like the aforementioned red-hots).  The orange is sweet and juicy and seems to even out the spicier notes in this blend.

The rooibos adds a little bit of a woodsy note to this cup, but it does not overwhelm the other flavors  – I can really taste the cinnamon, orange and clove here.   Because the rooibos has a natural sweetness to it, this blend really doesn’t require additional sweetening.

I like this quite a bit more than I thought I would.  I drank my sample hot, but, it would make a lovely iced beverage as well – very thirst-quenching!

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