Antony wrote:Does anyone know whats a really good chai tea (teabag or loose) brand to try?
Ah, I'm quite well versed in chai, so here goes..
is quite nice for a big name brand. It comes in both loose leaf and bag forms and is perfect for the afternoon. It goes really well with a slice of raison/cinnamon toast with butter. It's really my 'saftey chai', that I always have a supply of
is more spice laden than Nerada's and the tea is less strong/perhaps of a lower quality. It goes well with slightly more milk than usual and is best suited to a midday/morning tea tea
Dilmah makes 2 kinds of chai (which I cannot find a link to, sorry
); Gentle Ceylon Spice and Fiery Ceylon Spice. The Gentle Ceylon Spice is still a rather spicey chai tea, kind of like the Twinings chai only even more emphasis on the spices rather than the tea. Feiry Ceylon Spice is a chai tea with chillie flakes in it, it's not spicey in the sense that it'll ruin the chai experience; if you like chillies, you'll like this tea
Alchemy Chai Syrup
, which I don't know if you can get countries other than Australia, is a syrup you add to milk and heat to make an apparently traditional chai taste. I don't know how traditional it is, but it tastes pretty good. It tastes more like a chai milk rather than a chai tea though
Lipton make a chai as well, but I won't bother taking about it. It's as you'd expect from Lipton; medicore
Other than that, I reccomend ordering Adagio's or Harney and Sons'
Chais. They both seem to be pretty high quality and are, of course, going to be better quality than any big brand name teas. Also, if you like chai, I suggest Glogg, Christmas and Cinnamon teas as well.
Hope I was some help