Monday, October 27, 2014

Honeybear Green Chai From Tattle Tea

Tattle Tea Honeybear Green Chai
Like I've mentioned before, green tea is one of my favorite hot drinks. Other than a bit of Earl Gray Green Tea, I pretty well stick to the 100% pure tea versions. This Honeybear Green Chai From Tattle Tea is my first experience brewing any type of Chai so I'm pretty excited to try it out.

According to the Tattle Tea web site, this Chai has ingredients of Sencha green tea, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, ginger, anise, fennel, coriander, plus it's flavored with salted caramel and honey.

Once the container is opened, this Chai is remarkably aromatic. Aromas of sweet honey, fennel, cloves and cinnamon quickly fill the room.

After adding hot water and steeping for 3 minutes, the resulting liquid is a slightly cloudy peridot green in color and the aroma has changed a bit. I thought the steeped Chai had a nice "warm apple pie" aroma. The first sips were fantastic, the Chai was sweet with a hint of saltiness, a light mouthfeel and a fresh palate wash. Once it cooled a bit the other flavors began coming out. First it was the cloves, then nuances of anise, fennel and honey.

As a first experience with Chai, this was a good one and I'm probably hooked now. The aroma was fantastic and the flavors were clean. This Honeybear Green Chai is a limited edition tea, so get it while you can, its only available during Chai Fest 2014.

Rated 9.3 of 10