Review of Pure Leaf 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. I had a fantastic time at the FES.TEA.VAL London and spent a while with Pure Leaf. I felt truly spoilt sampling their teas. It was a lovely warm day yet we somehow got talking about comfort teas in colder weather. My to go tea is chai. One of the lovely ladies kindly offered me a cup of their chai to try which was not available to sample on the day. I of course graciously accepted their offer.

Review of Pure Leaf Chai Tea

Onto the packaging I liked the simplicity of the packaging. It was clear allowing you to see the variety of ingredients which make up the tea inside. To the front centre is a simple brown label with the brand logo to the top and the type of tea underneath. Sometimes simple is the best.

Review of Pure Leaf Chai Tea

Onto the ingredients Kenyan and Ceylon black tea, spices (46%) (cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, chicory, pink peppercorn, clove, black pepper) and marigold petals are listed. No allergens are highlighted and there is no may contain warning. On smelling the newly opened jar I got a delightful subtle aroma of cinnamon and ginger intermingled with clove and peppercorn. The aroma intensified slightly on my close up sniff test. I was looking forward to giving this tea.

Review of Pure Leaf Chai Tea

The tea was placed into an infuser on my behalf and freshly boiled water was added. The tea was left to infuse with the freshly boiled water for the recommended 3 minutes and changed a medium brown colour. 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, cinnamon and clove 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, cinnamon and clove noted. After a few sips I discovered the chicory and peppercorn but was unable to taste the floral component to the tea. All of the elements to this tea complimented nicely. The spices were definitely 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.

Review of Pure Leaf Chai Tea

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 Pure Leaf for producing a nice every day chai tea that I can enjoy.

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

57 Comments

  1. September 19, 2018 / 1:46 am

    That is so neat you got to go to a tea festival!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      September 19, 2018 / 6:05 am

      I know it was an amazing day out. I will certainly be going again.

      • September 19, 2018 / 1:34 pm

        That is so great! I’ll have to keep my eye out for one near me!

        • Pinkiebag
          Author
          October 10, 2018 / 6:51 pm

          Oh let me know what you think 😊

          • October 10, 2018 / 7:12 pm

            I will:)

          • Pinkiebag
            Author
            October 20, 2018 / 7:46 pm

            Thanks 😊

        • Pinkiebag
          Author
          October 20, 2018 / 7:59 pm

          If you find it and try it please let me know what you think, thanks.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      Why thank you

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 7:59 pm

      Why thank you.

  2. September 19, 2018 / 11:54 am

    Looks like real quality loose tea. I love Leaf Tea. #bloggerclubUK

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      It sure is.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 7:59 pm

      Yes they do some great teas.

  3. September 23, 2018 / 6:14 am

    This sounds delicious I will definitely be giving it a try Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:49 pm

      Oh would love to know what you think.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 7:58 pm

      Oh let me know what you think, thanks.

  4. September 23, 2018 / 8:42 pm

    This sounds delicious. I love chai tea too. #thatfridaylinky

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:49 pm

      It sure is.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 7:58 pm

      Yes it’s a lovely chai tea.

  5. September 24, 2018 / 9:59 pm

    This tea is looking so beautiful in the jar! If it tastes only half as good as it looks, it’s still a winner to me x #MMBC

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      It sure is a winner.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      Yes indeed perfect for the cooler months.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:48 pm

      It tasted as appealing as it looked.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 7:57 pm

      They sure and it tastes as good as it looks.

  6. September 25, 2018 / 11:32 am

    That looks lovely. I really enjoy a mug of chai tea. The tea festival sounds cool too! #TriumphantTales

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      Hi, yes the festival was fantastic.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      Sure is 😊

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 7:57 pm

      It sure is.

  7. September 26, 2018 / 8:22 am

    Oh i adore chai tea! i’ll have to seek this one out and give it a try

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      Oh you should give it a try especially now the nights are drawing in.

  8. September 27, 2018 / 7:00 pm

    We love Ceylon black tea and the sound of the spices and cinnamon sound delightful for us! We’re trying to reduce our builders tea with milk so this would be a great everyday Black for us x #DreamTeam x

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      September 30, 2018 / 11:18 am

      Yes it sure would, if you do try it please let me know what you think, thanks.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 7:57 pm

      Hi, yes it would make a great alternative to builders tea.

  9. September 27, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    Thank you for this review and for liking my blog. Just a quick question, would this brand of chai tea make a good latte?

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      September 30, 2018 / 11:18 am

      Gosh Chabras was enjoyed by everyone who tested when I got mine. Sadly I’m not the best person to ask as I don’t drink lattes, sorry.

  10. September 29, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    I’ve never tried Chai Tea. I need to broaden my horizons! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales, do come back again on Tuesday!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      September 30, 2018 / 11:14 am

      Oh you should its perfect treat in the cooler months.

  11. October 1, 2018 / 8:29 am

    I don’t drink tea but I can’t help but marvel at how pretty that was once you opened the bottle! #DreamTeam

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:45 pm

      Yes it tasted just at it looked.

  12. October 3, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    I love Tangawizi chai. We don’t have it out here but my mom sends it out.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:41 pm

      Oh I’ve not heard of this tea before. Just the name makes me want to try it.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 7:55 pm

      Just the name makes it sound intriguing.

  13. October 6, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    I haven’t tried this particular tea yet, but I love chai, and have enjoyed most of the other Pure Leaf teas I have tried, so I will have to give it a try! 🙂

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:38 pm

      Oh I’m sure that you will enjoy this one then. I would love to know what you think.

  14. October 8, 2018 / 7:56 am

    I’ve never tried anything quite like this. I must admit I am quite an old fashioned morning breakfast tea type of girl. The only thing I wouldn’t be so keen on would be the cinnamon in this tea.

    Thanks ever so much for sharing with #MMBC. 🙂

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:37 pm

      Nothing wrong with that at all. You can’t beat a nice cup of breakfast tea.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 7:53 pm

      Yes I think you either love or like cinnamon in tea a bit like marmite.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 10, 2018 / 6:29 pm

      Hi, yes this is certainly worth trying.

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      Hi, it certainly worth trying if you fancy trying a new tea.

  15. October 17, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    Oh it sounds tasty!

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      It sure is 😊

  16. November 14, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    I love chai tea, so cool u got to visit that festival. Definitely something I’ll have to try to visit one time.

    Personally I like my black chai tea that’s about half and half between spices and black leaves

    • Pinkiebag
      Author
      December 2, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      Hi, it was a fab festival, the great thing about chai is that the balance between spices and tea can vary.

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