Review: Stash Red Chai Loose Tea

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Stash Tea was kind enough to send us samples of their teas for fall to review.* Thank you!

Overall Rating:

Taste: 4 of 5 tea leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 3.5 of 5 — This tea is a bit delicate (this rating was given because this is a loose tea and requires an infuser of some sort)

Abby says:

Temperature: @200 (boiling point)
Steeped: 4 minutes, loose in a teapot
Served: Nothing added

For a chilly morning when I can see the frost holding fast of my windshield, the spicy and warm qualities of this tea make me smile! Both the rooibos and the chai flavors shine in this tea and marry well together. Not only can you taste each individually, but the blend is nice as well. I will surely be enjoying another cup (or two) this week while baking up some Thanksgiving desserts!

Both red tea and chai are stong flavors, so together they make for strong-tasting tea. However, even though the tea flavor is strong – it is caffeine-free! So, add this one to the list of worthwhile caffeine-free teas. I will surely be enjoying another cup (or two) this week while baking up some Thanksgiving desserts!

Taste: 4 of 5 tea leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 3.5 of 5 — This tea is a bit delicate (this rating was given because this is a loose tea and requires an infuser of some sort) – however I did not find over-steeping to be an issue when I went back for seconds.

Katie says:

Temperature: @200 (boiling point)
Steeped: 3 minutes
Served: with milk and honey

The first important thing to know is that I’m not a fan of red tea. I typically don’t care for it’s unique sweet taste. However, I LOVE chai. So, I decided to give this red chai a whirl. Let me tell you…I’m so glad that I did! I liked the way the chai spice and the sweetness of the honey I added combined with this tea. Sometimes decaf teas lack strengh in their taste, but this tea did not disappoint! I’m shocked to find that I’m enjoying a red tea.

Fun fact, did of know that all rooibos (red) tea is naturally decaffinated? It isn’t technically a tea at all but an herbal infusion.

I just love the cinnamon and clove notes that you get from a good cup of chai. This one is no different. I fact, you can even see nice big pieces of clove in this loose tea. Yum! Even as a non-red tea fan of I’d reccomend this to any chai lover looking for the favors and richness of chai without the caffiene.

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves. Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 3 of 5 — This tea is a bit delicate (this rating was given because this is a loose tea and requires an infuser of some sort).

*Please note that we are just as critical of free teas as the ones we purchase. If we get a sample we don’t like we won’t include it on our blog.

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2 responses to “Review: Stash Red Chai Loose Tea

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