Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tea Review: Phoenix Chai (Phoenix Tea)

Phoenix Chai
Phoenix Tea
Type:  Flavored Black
Origin:  China, India
Product Description:  Phoenix Chai is a masala chai invented and blended in-house. It contains Indian and Chinese black tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove, anise and pepper.

Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves are blended with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove, anise, and pepper.

The infusion is red with a boldly spicy, peppery aroma and a smooth, spicy, peppery taste, with low-to-moderate astringency and a dry finish.

While three minutes produced a deliciously spicy cup of tea that reminded me of biting into a gingersnap, I would recommend a 5 minute steep for an even bolder flavor and especially if you plan to add milk and/or sugar. I was pleasantly surprised to find that a second infusion still provided tasty, spicy results.




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