Drink Me: Teavana, Maharaja Chai Oolong/Samurai Chai Maté with Sugar Sample
Per the Teavana site, the tea is a blend of Maharaja Chai Oolong and Samurai Chai Maté and green teas. The tea is spiced with ginger, cinnamon, black peppercorns, cloves and nutmeg, and also includes pineapple, papaya and star anise.
The blend is available from the Teavana site for $18.96 for 4oz.
When I opened the package the first thing I smelled were the pungent spices, mostly cardamom, pepper and anise. Once brewed it almost smelled like a mulled wine or a spicy cider. It actually tasted a bit more mild than it smelled. It was sweet (this is probably due to the rock sugar) and definitely had the chai spices but was a bit lighter, which I attribute to the oolong tea. It had a nice finish – a little bit of the anise crept in. All in all, it was a really nice blend.