This blend contained the following ingredients:
- Assam Tea BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe)
- Ceylon Tea FBOP (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe)
- T-Buds Chai Mix
- Rose Petals
|I will die for you!|
Looks like another list of long ingredients, but really, this is a fairly classic Masala Chai with the exception of the rose petals which were just added to make the mix look pretty. The T-Buds Chai Mix is just a combination of the other spices listed, in a powder form. The aroma was intoxicating! Not a strong, over-powering of spices. Just lovely, light hits of ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon. It was nice. Oh, and here's my post for an explanation on the acronyms BOP and FBOP.
I prepared “My Chai to Die For” the same way as I do for Assam. I made two cuppings of this blend . One to drink on its own, and the other, with a little milk and sugar added.
|Double your pleasure!|
The infusion produced a golden, reddish-brown liquor. It was sparkling! It tasted good on its own. Much like it smelled. Not strong and with just a little astringency near the end.
Combined with milk and sugar did no harm to the tea. It cut down the astringency and created a creamy, smooth finish. I liked both results.
|Tea all dressed!|
I find many of the spiced teas on the market way too strong. They really overdo it on the ingredients thinking that’s what makes a good spiced tea. This chai is to die for! Two down, two more to go!