Review of Chhabra’s Chai Tea

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 I had the opportunity to review Chhabra’s Chai tea in the warmer months I was interested to discover if I could also enjoy this tea in the warm summer months.

Onto the packaging I liked the simplicity of the packaging and the ability to easily re-seal the packet to keep the freshness of the tea. The tea is packed in a simple brown package. To the front is a white label with a purple swirl design, in the centre is  a gold rectangle with the brands logo and the type of tea underneath. Interestingly the tea is also labelled as having 100% natural flavours and having no sugars or sweeteners. To the back is the same design label with a guide on how to brew your chai and the teas ingredients list.

Onto the ingredients list loose black tea, chai spices: ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, cardamom, nutmeg and cloves are listed. No allergens are highlighted and there is no may contain warning. However, the tea is made in a factory that handles nuts. The tea is clearly labelled as being gluten free and vegan friendly. On opening the packet I got a delightful subtle aroma of ginger and cinnamon intermingled with cardamom and cloves. The aroma intensified slightly on my close up sniff test. What intrigued me about this tea was its appearance it looked more like a coffee than a tea. I was looking forward to trying this tea because I just wasn’t sure what to expect.

I placed the tea into my infuser and added freshly boiled water. The tea 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 noticeable with an even balance of ginger and cinnamon cardamom and cloves 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 worked well in unison with the ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves. After a few sips I discovered the black pepper and nutmeg. All of the elements to this tea complimented each other 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 it works well milk free so great for me.

So would I recommend this chai tea? Yes I would. Its aroma and flavour make for a delightful chai tea. The aroma and flavour from the spices are fairly subtle which is a real positive as it makes it a very adaptable tea. I think it would be great for someone who likes and a nice everyday black tea with a slight chai twist. Or if brewed following the stated instructions a traditional chai to a strength to suit an individual’s personal taste be or medium/weak or strong. So thank you Chhabra’s Chai for producing a nice chai tea that I can enjoy even in the warmer months.

Disclaimer: I received this tea in return for an honest review. All of the opinions are honest and my own.

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24 Comments

  1. June 13, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    In the heat of summer, I love chai brewed a little stronger than I like in the cooler months then poured over ice. With or without the addition of milk it is a wonderfully refreshing iced tea.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      June 16, 2018 / 9:39 am

      Oh I shall have to give this a try sounds perfect for the warmer months.

  2. daddymcdadface
    June 15, 2018 / 5:53 am

    Love a cuppa! Might even give chai tea and go now!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      June 16, 2018 / 9:39 am

      Oh you should 😊☕️

  3. June 16, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    I make my own chai tea concentrate for lattes!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 6:14 pm

      Oh sounds delightful.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 6:12 pm

      No problem 😊

  4. June 19, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    I love Chai tea! #TriumphantTales

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 6:11 pm

      It’s a fab tea.

  5. June 19, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    I love it when you find a new tea you love! It must be great with reviewing so many! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales 🙂

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      It’s brilliant the joys of blogging 😊.

  6. June 20, 2018 / 8:41 am

    I am more of a coffee lover than tea, but because you have made this sound so good, I am willing to give it a try #mudpiefriday@_karencennis

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Oh I would love to know if you become a Tea convert.

  7. June 22, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    I do love Chai tea. I haven’t heard of this brand before. I must give this a try. Thank you for the suggestions. 🙂 x

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 6:01 pm

      Oh you should definitely try this brand then.

  8. June 24, 2018 / 2:06 pm

    This sounds interesting Chloe. I can’t really say I have a favourite chai tea as I haven’t really tried enough. I would probably enjoy this more with milk.

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. x

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 6:01 pm

      Sometimes we all deserve a treat 😊.

  9. June 25, 2018 / 10:46 am

    I love this flavour tea, great for drinking whilst blogging X #mmbc

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 6:00 pm

      Tea always helps me when I blog as well.

  10. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    June 26, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Purple is my fave colour and the resealable element is great so I like the packaging too! #bloggerclubuk

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      Yes being able to easily reseal is always a big selling point.

  11. August 5, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    I’ve always found chai was a little too spicy for me. I never realized it had black pepper in it. Thanks for sharing 🙂
    xo Leros | AboutEos

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      August 18, 2018 / 5:49 pm

      Hi, each chai varies so this one might be worth you trying.

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