Picked up one of my favorite chai`s this week from David`s tea. The Coco Chai Rooibos has a mellow sweet nose and produces a smooth easy drinking chai. A caffeine free brew it is.....
"an incredible chai made of rooibos, coconut, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom and red peppercorns."
Despite the presence of ginger, cardamom, cloves and peppercorns the cinnamon balances the "heat" while the coconut adds some sweetness to the tea. I consider the Coco Chai Rooibos a "dessert" tea best enjoyed neat throughout the day when you want something light, caffeine free yet able to satisfy the cravings of a sweet tooth. I suspect a dash of honey would compliment this brew but I find it already perfect for my tastes with a good balance of spice and flavor.
Unlike traditional chai based upon black tea this blend uses the South African rooibos plant that produces a less astringent golden beverage in the mug. It probably would produce a nice chai latte if you are into that kind of thing. Rooibos has been touted for its health giving qualities and matched to the ginger and cardamom powerhouses this is a winner.
The blend does have both natural and artificial flavoring. I suspect the dried coconut found within the loose tea probably is of a sweetened variety.