Bigelow - Spiced Chai
I've been a chai drinker for years, and it's still one of my favorites,
so I was looking forward to trying this. For the record, I've
always before bought the kind of chai that's made from a concentrate.
(And I use all milk, rather than a mix of milk and water) This was
my first time with bagged chai.
I was so
disappointed with this tea. It smelled lovely (like a gingerbread
cookie, sort of), but it didn't taste like anything. I only added
a little milk, and no sugar at first. The first sip was so blah
that I couldn't believe it. I tried adding more sugar,
but to no avail. It just tasted like warm water, with a bit of
milk. I actually had to pour this out and make something else; I
couldn't drink it. I'm only grateful that this tea came to me in a
sampler; so I'm not stuck with a whole box of the stuff.
In short: Don't
buy this. Really.
-- 2 tea bags in a less-than-full 16ish oz. mug
-- Pour boiling water in, cover, steep for 5 minutes
-- Remove tea bags
-- Add a splash of milk, and possibly some sugar