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Om Chai from Shanti Tea

Om Chai from Shanti Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Shanti Tea

Product Description:

Om Chai is a blend of black tea, cardamom, and cloves, which produces a simple, lightly spiced, and excellent afternoon tea. It is our simplest blend of spiced Indian tea; but in simplicity comes great flavor. Similar to the essential nature of [Om], our Om Chai captures the most basic fragrance, flavor, and essence of spiced chai, and thus enhances the spiced tea experience.

Taster’s Review:

This is one of the most mild chai blends I’ve ever had the opportunity to taste.  The first thing that came to mind when I tasted it was “where’s the cinnamon and ginger?” – because this blend doesn’t have any cinnamon or ginger in it.

But that’s not a complaint.  It is what it is – and this is a solid, delicious black tea blend with cardamom and cloves.  It is not a typical chai, but that isn’t a bad thing.  It is a really nice change of pace from the typical spicy chai.

The black tea base is strong and invigorating.  It has a nice malty taste to it – and because of the malty character, I suspect it is Assam tea or possibly a blend of teas that includes Assam.  Because of this, I caution you to not over-steep it, because it will become bitter (wanna guess how I know?)

But when steeped correctly, this is really delicious.  I love the warm, woodsy-rustic tone that the spice brings to the cup.  The spices are not overbearing – the flavor of the tea is the star of this show – and that’s quite alright.

It is a very soothing tea . . . calming!  (Perfect to sip while listening to your child practice playing the recorder.  I love her, I think she’s very talented, but, the recorder?  Well, that’s another thing all together.)

This is delicious with a drizzle of honey and a splash of milk – and equally as nice without the additions.  A very nice cup of chai, indeed!

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