Bigelow Spiced Chai Tea Review1/22/2013
However, when the money is not available, I can't get my Chai Latte, and then I'm sad. It's not an addiction... I can get by without it, but there's something about that daily cup of Chai that soothes me. I love the aroma, the flavor, and the relaxing sensation that follows. So, what do I do when I can't get my latte, or when I've already had a latte but am jonesin' for a refill? I whip out my box of Bigelow Spiced Chai Tea!
Bigelow's Spiced Chai contains 20 individually wrapped tea bags in an easy-open envelope. The box is also easy to open, and has plenty of information, such as various ways to prepare the tea, and a caffeine meter on the side that compares black tea to coffee, green tea, decaf, etc.
Like the centuries-old traditional Chai of far-away India, Bigelow's tantalizing blend of black tea with exotic spices beckons! Using only the finest tea from high-elevation gardens and premium spices, Bigelow has captured the mystery of Chai in each and every tea bag, carefully wrapped in a flavor experience every time you brew. Take it black or add milk and sweetener and journey to a place far away...Availability: Health Food Stores, Amazon, Bigelow Tea
Pricing: $2.49 and up.
The instructions recommend adding a bit of milk to sweeten the tea. I've tried it plain as well as with milk, and I didn't notice much difference in flavor. Bigelow's Spiced Chai isn't really tart to begin with, so I don't think it needs sweetening. I also haven't noticed any discernible "spice" to its flavor or aroma.
Is it good? Yes, definitely. Would I purchase it again? Probably not. It's definitely better than some other chai teas I've tried, but what I'm really looking for is something a little closer to the flavor of Tazo Chai. All that said, if Tazo's Chai is a little much for you, Bigelow's Spiced Chai would be perfect!
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