Review: Virginia Tea Company’s ‘Chai’

The Virginia Tea Company’s ‘Chai’ is a sweet but spicy treat for your senses. It’s delicate, yet robust enough to stand on its own. It makes for a great morning brew!

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Opening the box, I was delighted to find both an infuser ball AND tea bags inside! The bags are a fantastic addition. The tea can be bagged before you leave the house and carried with you. No more stale, crushed pre-bagged leaves!

The brew contains Fair Trade certified black tea (bonus), cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and vanilla. It’s an authentic chai blend – none of those artificial flavourings! The scent is more spicy than sweet – likely the cinnamon and ginger. It’s also quite aromatic.

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The kit contains the loose tea, an infuser, tea bags and a spoon to put it all together – how versatile!

But the real test comes when it hits your tastebuds. This chai has a soft taste, but one still bursting with flavour. The vanilla and cinnamon give the tea a subtle sweetness. The kick of the spices still comes through, creating a nice balance. The ginger is particularly noticeable!

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This blend doesn’t overwhelm you with spice – unlike most chai teas.  This works well, as you can taste the subtleties of the flavours.

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It pairs great with shortbread!

The Virginia Tea Company have truly hit the sweet (or spicy) spot! You can purchase it here.

What tea should I review next? Leave a comment below!

Happy sipping xx

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