Review: Stash Holiday Chai

Overall Rating:

Taste: 3.25 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 leaves — this tea is easy to make!

Katie says:

Tea Type: Bagged
Temperature: @ boiling
Steeped: 2 bags for 5 minutes
Served: With milk & honey

This is a mild holiday tea. Along with the typical chai flavors of cloves & cinnamon you also get a hint of gingerbread. If you like your tea strong, I recommend two bags. I used 2 bags for my travel mug (see below).  For me the milk & honey bring out the flavors even more. This is a nice change from my usual morning black tea. The only reason that I didn’t give this a higher rating is because I wish it was a bit stronger.

However, the good thing about it not being too strong is that it won’t overpower the taste of your food. I had a grilled egg & cheese and this was a nice black tea to enjoy on the side. What is a grilled egg & cheese you ask? Well, it’s a breakfast sandwich that Abby & invited when we were camping. We had a frying pan, eggs, cheese, butter & bread. You can’t really toast bread over a campfire but you can make a killer grilled cheese. Fry up an egg and stick it in the middle for a more breakfasty version of this classic sandwich. Mmmmmm, I can smell the campfire & smores now.

Taste: 3 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 leaves — this tea is easy to make!

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Abby says:

Tea Type: Bagged
Temperature: @ boiling
Steeped: 5 minutes
Served: Nothing to start then added some honey

We are in full-on Christmas mode around here now.  The tree is up and sparkling in all its glory, the stockings are hung and the (LED) candles are glowing in the windows.  This time of year, I am always looking for a special holiday tea that will fit the festive mood.  Stash Holiday Chai has made it into my rotation! It is a decidedly winter tea that boasts: black tea, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, ginger, gingerbread flavors Jamaican rum flavors and nutmeg oil. In the first few sips the nutmeg and allspice flavors nutmeg and maybe a hint of clove came through with the tea and the festive rum taste lingered at the end.   After adding some honey to boost the flavors a bit, it all blended nicely for a romantic holiday experience much like a traditional hot toddy on a cold winter night.

Though this isn’t my favorite holiday tea, it makes for a nice change a of pace and it is fun to drink. Also, I didn’t find the spices bold enough to label this a true chai tea, but it still tastes good! Many holiday teas are decaf, so this one is nice for the morning because it does have caffeine, though it isn’t strong tea.

Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 leaves — this tea is easy to make!

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