Mint Masala Chai from Blue Lotus Chai



Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Blue Lotus Chai

Tea Description:

Our new variety is a taste sensation! Exhilarating and surprising, it rises to the same standard of excellence that defines Blue Lotus Chai, and that our fans have come to expect.

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

Learn more about this chai here.

Taster’s Review:

I was thrilled when I found this Mint Masala Chai from Blue Lotus Chai (as well as their other varieties) available at my local Chuck’s Produce Market!    I just love Blue Lotus Chai!

And this Mint Masala Chai is awesome.  It tastes very much like the Original Masala Chai, but with a big burst of refreshing mint flavor!  The mint adds such a nice dimension of flavor – it’s so cool and crisp and invigorating!

I prepared this according to package directions, using 4 ounces of freshly boiled water, 4 ounces of milk, and a heaping scoop (the bamboo scoop that is included with the package of chai is just the right size!) of powdered chai.  Remembering last time that I like this to be a little spicier, I added another half a scoop, and this produces the perfect cup of chai for me.

The mint adds a nice sweetness to the cup, so no additional sweetener is needed, but, I did find that if I added a little less than half a teaspoon of turbinado sugar, this brought out the spices a little more, and when I drink chai, it’s usually all about the spice for me!  But I love that Blue Lotus Chai lets you decide whether or not to add sweetener rather than going ahead and adding it to the mix.  I find that too often with these types of chai mixes, the sugar is just too overwhelming … I like that I control the amount of sweetener I put in … not to mention that I can control whether I add milk and how much strong I want the chai to be!

The smooth flavor of black tea hits the palate first, and then the spices come on strong!  I taste pepper and ginger almost immediately, and these flavors linger, but they aren’t so strong that I need to search for the other spices.  I taste cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and the delicious taste of nutmeg too.  I love that Blue Lotus Chai includes nutmeg in their chai blends!

And then the mint comes forward and it is so fresh tasting – ZESTY!  I love the way the mint adds such a cool, bright flavor to the cup.  It’s a really nice change from the usual chai blends!

Even if you can’t find Blue Lotus Chai in your local retail store, if you like chai … YOU’VE got to try this! I highly recommend visiting their online store and getting yourself some of this amazing chai – you won’t regret it!

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