Tea Selection: CINNAMON CHAI
Company Name: The Chai Palace
Location: Retail: Mississauga, Canada
What The Chai Palace says about themselves (taken from online source):
I am a tea enthusiast and as long as I can remember, tea has been a part of my life. Growing up, tea was an important part of everyday life of my family. The morning would always start with a cup of strong breakfast tea, a fortifying drink to set you up for the day. Every night, after dinner, we had a cup of jasmine green tea, as much for its superb taste as for its health related benefits. I have enjoyed tea at festivals, weddings, tea parties and during my travels as well.
Tea has the special property of being a health drink which is also delicious and brings people together. A few years back, I started sampling different blends of store bought flavoured teas and chais, but I always found the taste artificial and in some cases, downright unpleasant. I believe in keeping everything simple and natural and I also wanted to have good tea and chai. Looking back, I remembered the amazing varieties of teas and chais that I used to love in my youth, which were based on family recipes handed down to my mother from an earlier generation, and I knew that it was possible to have great tasting tea without compromising the health benefits of this drink. Therefore, I started blending my own teas and chais at home, using good quality teas, spices and herbs and of course, the family recipes. The results were awesome! My family and friends loved these blends but the best part was that I was using natural ingredients, fully aware of their positive effect on overall goodness and wellbeing. My success with these simple yet delicious blends gave rise to the idea of The Chai Palace.
Some of the tea blends come straight out of my family recipe book, perfected over generations, and full of the old world wisdom of great grandmothers and great aunts! The other recipes I developed myself, after many tries and experiments, based on teas and chais I have tried in my travels to different parts of the world.
Read more about Chai Palace on their website: CHAI PALACE.
What The Chai Palace says about this tea:
A light and soothing herbal infusion of peppermint, cinnamon and cardamoms. Aromatic and high quality peppermint leaves taste fresh and delicious and cinnamon and cardamom add depth, aroma and flavour to this blend.
Enjoy this uplifting and refreshing caffeine-free infusion anytime, anywhere!
Peppermint leaves, cinnamon and cardamon
COSTS: $7.00 / 50 grams
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
MY REVIEW BEGINS
Here is what I think
Lovely tea with an accent of cinnamon and cardamon. First scent this tea has a strong mind scent and it continues on when it is brewed, it’s a mellow tea with a strong mint that warms the mouth and nasal cavity. Brewed with a light amber hue and a mellow flavor with no bitterness or aftertaste.
What I liked
This is a light mellow mint tea with the added bonus of a cinnamon and cardamon. It warms the mouth and is very refreshing. I’d think this tea would be a holiday tea for sure and a nice tea for those cold winter nights! It will warm you up.
What I did not like
Not as strong with the cinnamon as I’d like but there is a slight cinnamon taste, not much in the scent prior to brew.
Until next sip pinkies up and face the wind! You got this!
P.S. I’ve included an average brewing instruction chart below to help you brew your teas.
AVERAGE BREWING INSTRUCTIONS:
These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.
Time and Temperature Guide:
Tea Temperature Minutes
Black 95°C / 205°F 3 – 5
Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4
Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3
Herbal/Tisanes. 100°C / 212°F 5 – 15
** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.
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