Review of Cheeky Chai Indian Spiced Chai

As a tea blogger I am on the constant look out for new teas to try. I have tried a few chai teas but tend to have these in the colder months as I associate the aroma and flavour with Christmas. So when Cheeky Chai contacted me and asked if I would like to try and review one of their teas I of course said yes. What I received was their Indian Spiced Chai blend.

Onto the packaging I received a sample in a simple brown paper package. To the centre is a brown label which has their brand logo a cheeky smile, simple but effective. On a personal note I wish that you were able to re-seal the packet instead of having to use a food clip to do so. Another suggestion would be that the brewing instructions are included on the label as this was missing.Onto the ingredients black tea, ginger root, cinnamon bark, and cardamom seeds are listed. No allergens are highlighted and there is a no may contain warning.

On opening the envelope in which the tea sample was in I was immediately greeted by a lovely aroma that I associate with chai tea. I had high hopes for this tea. On opening the tea packet I got a delightful aroma of and ginger and cardamom intermingled with another aroma which I would describe as being like all spice. The aroma intensified slightly on my close up sniff test.

I placed the tea leaves into my infuser and added freshly boiled water. The tea leaves soon infused with the hot water and it changed a medium brown colour. I let the tea infuse for 3 minutes as I have my tea medium weak and milk free. The aroma from the tea changed once it had infused with the hot water. The aroma from the black tea became more predominant with undertones of ginger root and cardamom noted. On sipping the tea I was worried that the black tea would impact on the other elements to this tea. This was not the case. The black tea was the strongest flavour to this tea with subtle undertones from the ginger root and cardamom noted. After a few sips I discovered the cinnamon and bark. All of the elements to this tea complimented nicely. The spices were certainly more subtle when comparing to other chai teas that I have previously tried. That said its strength was perfect for someone who likes their tea medium weak and works well milk free so great for me. Its aroma and flavours did remind me of Christmas, overall a nice black tea to be enjoyed in the winter months.

So would I recommend this chai tea? Yes I would. Its aroma and flavour make for a nice everyday black tea. The aroma and flavour from the spices are fairly subtle and would be more suited to someone who likes and a nice everyday black tea with a slight chai twist. So thank you Cheeky Chai for producing a nice every day chai tea that I can enjoy.

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78 thoughts on “Review of Cheeky Chai Indian Spiced Chai

  1. Just looking at the spices is enough to make me want to buy the tea. The flavour sounds amazing! Glad you recommend it xx corinne

  2. This tea sounds like something that I would really love! I have a love hate relationship with chai but this sounds perfect and it’s sounds great as an everyday black tea x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

  3. Sounds delicious! I LOVE chai tea, I’ve not tried a subtle one though. Usually I go for the spiciest ones, but I would like to give this one a go! I love the simple, understated packaging too. Also I’m surprised I’ve not come across your blog before, I love tea in all its forms! Will definitely be doing some more reading πŸ™‚

  4. Great post ! Very informative so you know exactly whether the product suits you or not. I personally don’t like black tea but I love cinnamon so it would be interesting to try.

  5. I love the branding for this tea! I think it might not be strong enough for my tastes, though the very simple ingredient list did appeal to me. I noticed that you didn’t add milk to this chai. It’s interesting, as I’m a “sugar, no milk” tea drinker and the only time I do add milk is when I drink chai. I do also enjoy it without the milk too, though. I thought I was the only one!

  6. I think Chai Tea is great to have at this time of year too. All of the flavor and spices are great and warming you up after a cold day outside. This was a great review.

  7. This looks and sounds delicious. I love chai tea (like you, I associate it with Christmas!) and ginger, cardamon and cinnamon are my favourite spices. How nice to find a chai that you don’t need to add milk to either. I haven’t heard of this brand before but I’ll certainly be checking them out. Thank you for a lovely detailed review and some stunning photos!

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • Hi Lisa, thanks for taking the time to read my review and comment. I am glad that you are a fellow chai lover. Cheeky Chai can be found online or eBay to try their teas. I hope that this helps, C.

  8. I have never heard of this tea. I definitely want to expand out of my comfort zone and try new teas, thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  9. Oh how I miss tea. I’ve been a total coffee drinker since the birth of Georgie, but I do miss the simplicity of a good brew. Especially of the festive kind. I will go and check this flavour out and hopefully fall in love with tea again x Renee #bloggersbest

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