|Honey Vanilla White Chai...It's Good! |
I think this was the first time I have ever tried Chai. I don't know what took me so long. I like tea and I like spices, but somehow Chai scared me a little. I did'nt know what to expect. I guess I figured it would be a very spicy, overpowering taste. I figured wrong. I can't really compare the flavors of this Chai to the traditional, since this is my first tasting.
All I know is, that I have a coffee replacement. YES, it's that good. The aromatic spices, sweet honey flavor and soothing vanilla give me the same kind of lift that a cup of coffee would. And the good thing about it is that it has a very low caffeine content. For one 8 ounce cup, Honey Vanilla White Tea Chai has only 25 milligrams of caffeine, compared to regular drip Coffee which contains 90 milligrams. Plus white tea is good for you!
I've tried it both hot and iced. I like it both ways. The iced is very refreshing, especially now, with this oppressive heat we've been having!
I am definately not a tea expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I think Celestial Seasonings makes pretty good tea for a moderate price. I also drink the naturally decaffeinated Green Tea, which I read somewhere, has one of the highest amounts of antioxidents as compared to other green tea brands. Sleepytime is also pretty good for an herbal tea. Although, I don't like some of their fruity herbal teas. They just seem too strong and astringent. But, this Honey Vanilla White Tea Chai is the second "new to me" Celestial Seasonings Tea that I've tried and loved. The other one is Madagascar Vanilla Red Tea, known as ROOIBOS TEA.
Another reason I like drinking Celestial Seasoning Tea is that it has
inspirational poems and beautiful graphics on the box.
"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities crept in-forget them as soon as you can. Tommorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely, and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old mistakes and nonsense."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Celestial Seasonings website describes this tea as follows: If traditional chai—black teas combined with exotic East Indian spices—has piqued your interest, this imaginative take on perfection may further expand your horizons. Honey Vanilla White Tea Chai balances the delicacy of white tea with full-bodied black tea, then sweetens the elixir with natural honey and a hint of vanilla. Imbued with antioxidants from both white and black teas, a steaming cup or a tall, icy glass may be your ticket to momentary enlightenment.
About the Tea
Contains Caffeine-Gluten free
Ingredients: White tea, black tea, roasted chicory, cinnamon, natural honey and vanilla flavors with other natural flavors, ginger, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg, and honey.
Do you like Chai? What is your favorite brand?