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.

 

80 Comments

  1. Corinne and Kirsty
    November 21, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    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

    • November 21, 2017 / 8:56 pm

      Hi, the spices are just right, its worth you giving it a try.

    • November 25, 2017 / 12:41 pm

      We would love you to try some of our delicious Chai! http://Www.cheekychai.co.uk
      We have Some great Christmas discounts ! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

    • November 25, 2017 / 12:48 pm

      We are a Cheeky Tea brand from Stockport! We would love you to try some of our delicious Chai! http://Www.cheekychai.co.uk
      We have Some great Christmas discounts ! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

  2. November 21, 2017 / 7:14 pm

    I see them for the first time, but it’s always nice to see some new brands! xx Enjoyed this post.

    littlewritingworld.wordpress.com

    • November 21, 2017 / 8:55 pm

      Hi, yes it is always great to try less well known and independent brands.

    • November 25, 2017 / 12:42 pm

      We would love you to try some of our delicious Chai! http://Www.cheekychai.co.uk
      We have Some great Christmas discounts ! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

  3. Kayleigh Zara
    November 21, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    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

    • November 25, 2017 / 12:43 pm

      We know you would love our Chai ❤️Please try some of our delicious Chai! http://Www.cheekychai.co.uk
      We have Some great Christmas discounts ! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

    • November 21, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Hi, yes sometimes subtle is just what you need in a tea.

    • November 25, 2017 / 12:45 pm

      We would love you to try some of our subtle, delicious Chai! http://Www.cheekychai.co.uk
      We have Some great Christmas discounts ! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

      You will love it! ❤️Very Christmassy Too! 🎄🎄🎉🎉

    • November 21, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Oh I think you would like this tea then, thank you for your kind comments.

    • November 25, 2017 / 12:46 pm

      Its definitely worth being obsessed with Chai! We would love you to try some of our delicious Chai! http://Www.cheekychai.co.uk
      We have Some great Christmas discounts too! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

    • November 25, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      We would love you to try some of our delicious Chai! http://Www.cheekychai.co.uk
      We have Some great Christmas discounts ! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

  4. November 21, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    This tea sounds lovely and I definitely feel like I need to try it, great post x

    • November 21, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments it sure is worth giving it a try.

    • November 25, 2017 / 12:47 pm

      We would love you to try some of our delicious Chai! http://Www.cheekychai.co.uk
      We have Some great Christmas discounts ! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

  5. Creative Nails
    November 21, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    Hadn’t heard of this brand before, it sounds nice! It’s a shame you can’t re-seal it 🙁

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • November 21, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      Hi, it is a shame about the re-seal, but only a little negative overall a nice tea.

  6. November 21, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    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 🙂

    • November 21, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Hi, thank you for coming across my blog and reading and commenting on my latest post. Sometimes its nicer to go for a nicer and more subtler aroma and flavour.

  7. November 21, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    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.

    • November 21, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      Hi, this tea is normally drunk with milk I just don’t have milk in any of my teas, if you like cinnamon it may be worth trying.

  8. November 21, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    I typically don’t drink Chai tea but this one sounds yummy!

    • November 21, 2017 / 8:44 pm

      Hi, it sure is and a great introduction to a chai tea.

  9. Rebecca Rose
    November 21, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I love your tea reviews and I love spiced Chai! You’re cup and saucer here are super cute too! xx

    • November 21, 2017 / 8:57 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments much appreciated. Glad you like my cup and saucer.

  10. "Jay Pines"
    November 21, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Where is this available?

    • November 21, 2017 / 10:23 pm

      Hi, it is available via their website direct or via eBay I believe. I hope that info helps.

      • "Jay Pines"
        November 21, 2017 / 10:40 pm

        Thanks! It looks so good!

        • November 22, 2017 / 7:37 pm

          No problem 😊

    • November 25, 2017 / 12:51 pm

      We would love you to try some of our delicious Chai! http://Www.cheekychai.co.uk
      We have Some great Christmas discounts ! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

      • "Jay Pines"
        November 25, 2017 / 8:37 pm

        Thanks a lot!

  11. November 22, 2017 / 12:45 am

    Never had chai ☕️ before but your fabulous review and great pics make me want to try! Thank you 😍

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:36 pm

      Please give it a try, thank you for your very kind comments, much appreciated.

    • November 25, 2017 / 12:52 pm

      You will just love Chai! ❤️We would love you to try some of our delicious Chai! http://Www.cheekychai.co.uk
      We have Some great Christmas discounts ! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

  12. November 22, 2017 / 3:12 am

    Yay🎊🎉

  13. Kyla Matton Osborne
    November 22, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    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!

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:36 pm

      Hi, you are not the only one who doesn’t have milk, it is more common that you may realise. It is a far more subtle chai but still has a nice aroma and flavour.

  14. November 22, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    As a very fussy tea drinker, I’m yet to find a chai tea I like… this may be one to try next 😁 My issue is cinnamon (I know, fussy!).

    Shevy
    http://moonsomnia.com

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      Hi, its not fussy I think that you may like this chai as it is a more subtle one.

    • November 25, 2017 / 12:53 pm

      This is definitely the Chai to try! We would love you to try some of our delicious Chai! http://Www.cheekychai.co.uk
      We have Some great Christmas discounts ! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

  15. PAE Reviews
    November 22, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    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.

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      Hi, you have summed a nice cup of chai up perfectly. Thank you for your kind comments, much appreciated.

  16. Lisa's Notebook
    November 22, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    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

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      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.

  17. November 22, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    This looks so good I’m such a fan of exotic tea so might try this one.

    • November 22, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Oh exotic tea sounds very interesting. Please do give it a try and let me know what you think, thanks.

    • November 25, 2017 / 12:53 pm

      We would love you to try some of our delicious Chai! http://Www.cheekychai.co.uk
      We have Some great Christmas discounts ! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

  18. eramos33665
    November 22, 2017 / 7:49 pm

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

    • November 22, 2017 / 8:44 pm

      Hi, I hope this tea will take you out of your comfort zone.

  19. November 22, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    I’m still yet to try a chai tea!! This is tempting me towards it. Sounds so Christmassy and yum!

    Shona Marie xo

    • November 22, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Hi, you should it is indeed very Christmassy and yum.

    • November 25, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      It’s very Christmassy! We would love you to try some of our delicious Chai! http://Www.cheekychai.co.uk
      We have Some great Christmas discounts ! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

  20. November 22, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    This makes me realise how boring I am when it comes to my teas – I have only really ventured into different flavours of Green Tea other than that just standard tea! I need to give something new a try

    Hayley | hayleyxmartin

    • November 22, 2017 / 8:42 pm

      Hi, there is nothing wrong with that sound long as you enjoy it that is all that counts.

  21. November 22, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    I’m a sucker for teas that look more interesting than just a plain old tea bag so this looks very interesting!
    Jas xx

    • November 22, 2017 / 9:30 pm

      Hi, it certainly is an interesting and nice tea. Its not often that I have a plain old teabag.

  22. November 22, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    This sounds so interesting and well worth a try – popping over from the Hump Day Linky

    • November 22, 2017 / 10:00 pm

      Hi, it sure is worth popping over from Hump Day for 😊

  23. November 23, 2017 / 10:15 am

    Glad you enjoyed this – I can’t say I’ve ever tried Chai Tea before so I wouldn’t know where to begin in thinking what it tastes like! xxx

    • November 23, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      Hi, glad you found my review helpful it is like Christmas in a tea cup 😊☕️.

  24. organisedjo
    November 24, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    I love the Chai spices but I must admit I have never tried it in a tea. I’ll have to check this out. #sharingthebloglove

    • November 25, 2017 / 11:42 am

      Hi, the spices work really well in a tea and well worth giving it a try.

  25. November 25, 2017 / 11:22 am

    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

    • November 25, 2017 / 11:41 am

      Hi, I hope you give tea a try again a nice cup of chai always helps you get into the festive mood.

    • November 25, 2017 / 1:13 pm

      Please fall in love with tea again! ❤️We would love you to try some of our delicious Chai! http://Www.cheekychai.co.uk
      We have Some great Christmas discounts ! 🎄🎄🎄🎄

  26. November 25, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    So glad this was an improvement on last week’s! It sounds lovely and Christmassy – all those spices! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • November 25, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      Hi, it sure is an improvement, it is indeed perfect for Christmas.

  27. November 28, 2017 / 11:16 am

    This looks great for Christmas, I will have to get some for our guests. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • November 28, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      Oh yes the tea would be perfect for Christmas I am sure your guests would like it.

  28. November 28, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    Sounds an interesting kind of tea, very unusual. Great review and thanks for linking up #BloggersBests

    • November 28, 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you it is a great tea for the colder months.

  29. January 12, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    Love the sound of this, Chai is my favourite tea, normally pukka which is very spicy but I’d like to try this one soounds lovely. Thanks.

    • January 13, 2018 / 8:44 am

      Hi, I like Pukka teas as well. You can’t beat. Nice chai tea at this time of year. Thanks for stopping by.

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