Good Earth Chai Tea
is a teabag-style masala chai
blend. Although it lacks the rich, creamy flavor of homemade masala chai
, it is impressive for a teabag "chai tea."
Packaging & Teabags
Like Good Earth Ginseng Green Tea
, Good Earth Chai Tea is packaged in a box that is 100 percent recycled. Sixty percent of the material used to make it was post-consumer waste.
The teabags are made from unbleached fibers.
The down side of the packaging is that it contains a caffeine
level chart that does not include black tea
blends, such as Chai Tea. (This particular chai blend is unique in that it replaces some of the black tea with chicory root
for a full flavor and low caffeine level.)
Aroma & Flavor
Good Earth Chai Tea has a classic masala chai aroma that has been perked up with the addition of black pepper
, star anise and nutmeg
The flavor has less ginger
than many chais, but it has strong cinnamon
and clove notes, a roasty chicory
flavor and a sweet licorice depth. Unfortunately, there is little to no black tea flavor present in the tea.
of this chai is heavy on the nutmeg, with notes of black pepper and cinnamon.
For a teabag masala chai, this is a good choice. It's great with milk or sugar, and can be brewed strong then blended with ice for a summertime treat. I especially recommend it to people who are trying to wean themselves off of coffee
or caffeinated sodas.
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