April 9, 2016

Review of Nature's Guru Organic Masala Chai Tea @NaturesGuru

I have loved tea for years, but got away from it, drinking so much coffee, then I fell in love with tea again. Don't get me wrong, I love that cup of coffee first thing in the morning, but there is nothing more delightful than a cup of tea in the afternoon or evening. I even went so far as to order a tea box for my ever growing tea collection. So I was very anxious to try this tea. I was a bit nervous about the black pepper in the ingredient list, but I don't taste pepper.

First, this comes in a hinged box that holds closed after you open it and close it again. Inside there is a mylar foil bag that holds all of the tea bags, so no, they are not individually wrapped, so they can't be stored in my beautiful tea box. There was one flaw I did find and that was after opening the mylar bag, you can roll the top until the cows come home and it won't stay closed. The cardboard box is just not enough to protect the flavor of this tea, so I had to remedy that situation with a bag clip. You could put a piece of tape on it also, but I would have preferred it if the bag would have stayed closed.

Now to the tea itself.This is strong stuff. The best cup of tea is steeped for 3-5 minutes. Steeping for about 4 minutes make the best cup with these bags. It has a rich, full bodied flavor that rivals any cup of coffee I've ever had. I do prepare my tea with a teaspoon of sugar and a splash of milk, so the sugar give a hint of sweetness, but I think this tea could be enjoyed on its own as well. You can definitely taste a hint of the spices added, but the cinnamon is the overriding taste. I enjoy this tea so much that I'll likely keep buying from now; it adds a bold spiced flavor to my tea collection.


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