created by: Cara McGee
Fiery, a bit tart, and ready for adventure. She’s the blend that waited.
Inspired by BBC’s Doctor Who, which I am in no way affiliated with. This is created purely for my own enjoyment.
orange, cranberry, rooibos vanilla chai
I suppose I was expecting a bit more tartness out of the cranberry and orange? Because Amy Pond. Although, perhaps the eventual mildness exactly fits the way this spitfire of a character progressed (looking at you, Moffat). Anyway.
The cloves are most certainly the dominant feature of this tea, particular upon first sniff. I put the kettle on, and once it hit boiling, I steeped a heaping teaspoonful of tea for 4 minutes. The scent diminishes significantly though the spicy hints of clove and chai remain.
As always, the first few cups I had without any additions. For all that initial clove-and-chai olfactory punch, the blend is surprisingly light and mellow. I could not detect any cranberry, save possibly for the slightest tang left on the tongue. Be slightly cautious of over-steeping lest the tea becomes too bitter.
I tried a cup with a splash of milk in the bottom. Perhaps it is because of the chai element, but the tea became creamier and somehow more rich in flavor. More cups will be had since I can’t quite determine how I feel about this tea.
I gave this blend 3.5 out of 5 stars. You can purchase it here.