Inconsistant tea quality. I'm bummed.
I recently started turning a lot of my morning coffees in for morning chai tea! I love the Tazo chai. It's my favorite of the chais that I've tasted. I like that it's peppery and compared to other teas it's got less anise and cardamom. Since I'm having this quality/consistancy problem I've tried Trader Joe's chai, Minister of Tea, and Numi. Of those, I like Numi, but I have to add pepper to it, so that seems stupid.
But there've been a couple of times now that I've bought the Tazo Chai it at different retailers and for some reason it tastes funny to me (a whole box of it). Then I have to throw away the box and hope that the next time I get it that it's regular quality.
Has this ever happened to you? What do you do?
So, I guess I need to find a way to make my own concoction.
Does anyone have a recipe for something I can mix up that doesn't need to be made as a singular batch? I'd like to be able to fill a canaster and take a little each day. All the recipes I've seen on the internet are the type that you mix and boil and serve immediately.
Well I agree that making your own chai is the way to go. There's supposedly a ritual to it. However I'm more a strong black tea drinker and prefer loose tea although use teabags when I'm in a hurry or traveling.
However, I would like to say I've that same experience with Tazo Awake teabags from different retailers (different batches?) sometimes being good to sometimes mediocre to sometimes my even throwing away a whole box. When it first came on the market it was very good. I even wrote to them the first time I got a really bad box but no reply. That was quite a while ago, probably at least 5 years.
i actually don't like the bagged chai teas, so i make my own with black tea, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, etc and cook it with milk. but it's not exactly convenient to do every morning! try loose chai teas, i like ordering from uptontea.com but i'm not sure how many chai blends they have.