Tea type: flavoured black tea
Brand: Kusmi Tea
How to prepare it: 3-4 minutes, 90°C (190 °F)
Extremely spicy; strong. Huge notes of cardamom, cloves, ginger and black pepper. Then such a balsamic scent starts to arise, close to mint. A slightly woody aroma, which remind to liquorice and fennel seeds follows. Citrus hints at the end.
Now the black tea's aroma is more evidence
than before. The citrus notes are disapparead, while the woody one - liquorice and fennel seeds - are stronger. At the end the spiciness of this tea is again showed up, with cardamom, cloves and cinnamon over all.
Truly smooth, but still strong and full-bodied. At the beginning there are both spicy and bitter flavouring: for the spicy side we have cardamom and cloves, while the bitterness really reminds to dark chocolate;
let me say spicy dark chocolate. Really interesting. Then ginger become the main flavour, with its caracterist spicyness, wich give a "fizzy" touch to the brew. It continues on spicy chocolate notes, which persist a long. It leaves you an astrigent and light spicy aftertaste.
A chai tea as it must be: spicy, but not extreme, with reminds to dark chocolate and never boring. Perfect whenever you would like to have a chai tea.
My score: 9/10