Chai of Madagaskar

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Full disclosure I have never had a chai tea that I liked enough to buy again. I also dislike Honeybush so a Chai tea with Honeybush rather than black tea is not a tea I expect to like. However I got this as a free sample included when I ordered several packs of Darjeeling so while I would not have bought this tea myself I felt I may as well try it.

Packaging: Very simple but has brewing instructions on it which is important.

Company: Tea Makers of London

Contents of Chai mix: Green Honeybush, Orange Bits, Cocoa Bits, Cinnamon, Ginger Bits, Flavour, Vervain, Cardamom Pods, Cloves, Rose Pepper, Vanilla Bits, Rose Blossom Leaves.

Brewing instructions: 2-3g in boiling water, steep for 5 minutes.

My brewing instructions: The sample did not contain enough tea for me to experiment so I only made one pot following the packs brewing instructions.

Taste: This tea has a very strong aroma so strong I could smell it across the room. It smells lovely. The taste is very complex with hints of Cinnamon, orange, vanilla, Cloves and Cardamom. After taste of Orange, cinnamon and pepper.

Subsequent infusions: I did not re steep as I was not fond of the taste.

Conclusion: I think if someone enjoys honeybush and many people do especially those who cannot have caffeine due to medical reasons that this would be a good drink. The taste is complex and the flavours well balanced but the fact I dislike honeybush makes me unable to fully assess the quality of the tea. My experience with Tea Makers of London with regards to the teas I like has been positive so I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt with regards to the quality.