Technically it isn't winter yet and I could have saved today's tea for a little bit longer, but we had our first snow this weekend and I wanted to mark the occasion. It didn't amount to much, but I know that I'm not likely to see the ground again until March (a hazard of living in the frozen North). In my mind that means winter is officially here, even if the calendar doesn't quite agree with me, making it the perfect time to try White Winter Chai from Art of Tea.
It's an interesting tea, quite unlike any other chai I've had before. While the base of chai is typically a black tea this blend uses a white tea, as well as a few non-traditional ingredients, to create a truly unique flavor. It tastes most strongly of star anise and fennel, giving the tea a licorice-like flavor that is surrounded by hints of spice from the more traditional ingredients. While the combination may sound odd at first glance, it's pretty tasty, especially if you pair it with some danish butter cookies or shortbread.
Would I order this again? Yes, this tea is a nice alternative to traditionally made chai.
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Suggested Brewing Tips
Serving Size: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Water Temp: 175 - 185ºF
Steep Time: 1 - 3 minutes