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Not as fresh as advertised and not as different as expected, but still a fine chai tea
11 October 2017
The advertising (image) had me believe that the tea would be from a 2017 harvest, yet the one I just got is over a year old. Also, considering that saffron is this blend's title ingredient, I'd expected there to be a stronger saffron note (but admittedly I don't know what saffron tastes like). It's in there all right -- my tea filters are stained a cheery bright orange. ;-)
That said, the blenders got it right. They certainly avoided the supermarket tea mistakes: No trying to be flashy (one signature spice that overpowers all the others) nor making tea for people who don't like tea (the spices taken together overpower the tea). Neither did they fall into the posh tea trap (flavouring so delicate you have to trust the label to know it's there). The aroma is very nuanced and it *is* a change from more standard chai tea.
I don't think it's going to be a staple tea of mine, but I'll probably order it again sometime, and be it only to see if a fresher batch does bring out the saffron better.