Spiced Doughnut Chai Black Tea Blend from Compass Teas


Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Compass Teas

Tea Description:

Mmmm… Doughnut Tea!   It could easily be considered a ‘dessert tea’ that could help you cut your calorie and fat intake by substituting this yummy cup for your normal dessert.  Scrumptious as is, but tastes amazing with a spoonful or two of our all natural Amber Sugar Gems (made of pure Cane Sugar) and a dash of milk, if you like.

Learn more about this blend here.

Taster’s Review:

This is a tasty chai blend from Compass Teas, but, I’m just not getting Spiced Doughnut from it.  It is a rich, flavorful black tea blend, but, I guess with a name like Spiced Doughnut Chai, I was expecting more of a sweet, dessert-y taste that just isn’t there.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s still really good.  The black tea base is bold and full-flavored.  I taste more of an Assam-like base here than I taste Darjeeling, but I do taste certain notes that hint of a Darjeeling presence in the blend.  Every once in a while I note a sort of “lightness” … a bright note, if you will, that is distinctly Darjeeling-esque.  But the Darjeeling is more of a presence in the background … very soft-spoken and allows the other flavors to do their thing.

The spices are pleasant … the ginger is warm but not too peppery, the cinnamon is more of a spicy than a sweet cinnamon, and I like the nutmeg in this blend.  I taste the cardamom … I taste the cloves.

I am wishing for more of a vanilla taste to this … perhaps that would give it more of the sweet, dessert-y flavor that I had mentioned previously.  The aftertaste has an almost “bake-y” kind of flavor so I can ~almost~ taste where they might get the idea of a spiced doughnut … almost … but not quite.  It’s like almost reaching the finish line … but if you don’t reach the finish line did you really run the race?  Sure.  And this cup almost makes it.

It’s a flavorful tea, but, it doesn’t quite live up to the name Spiced Doughnut Chai for me.  I wish it did, because the idea of a Spiced Doughnut Chai sounds absolutely divine.  Close … but this one isn’t quite there yet.

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