Absolutely Delectable When Brewed Strong!
I love Tazo black Chai loose leaf tea! I had to give up coffee in 2005 when I developed a tendency for an ulcer. I couldn't imagine a moment in a day without a cup of great coffee. But, switching to Chai made it easy. You may think that a spicey tea would be worse for the stomach, but, no, not in the least.
There is a well-rounded smoothness to Tazo's loose leaf tea. (While the Tazo tea bags are great, too, nothing beats loose leaf, loose spice teas for richness in flavor). I am a diabetic, so I use Fat Free 1/2 & 1/2, and sucralose (or Monk Fruit) sweetener. The tones are hints of clove and cinnamon, but very strong overtone of anise spice and cardamon pepper (whole pepper corns are in the loose leaf version) comes through.
Out of all the black chai Teas I have tasted, nothing beats Tazo for flavor (yeah, that's subjective, for certain). I have tried the other premium competitors, including custom-blends from tea shoppes, but, again, for me, this is the Nexus. (Don't even bother with the other mainstream tea companies' bland attempts to create a chai tea; they fall so far from Tazo's mark).
About me: I'm senior citizen from the midwest and am an executive for a very successful networking company. I am also a senior analyst for the University of Michigan.
Tazo cranks my shaft and gets me moving in the morning. I brew it STRONG!
November 22, 2013
Yuuummm. Like better than bags...both are good.
Fun to experiment with addiitional spices, but excellent on it's own!
November 21, 2013
Needs more bite and stronger tea flavor
I prefer the taste profile of the cheaper Tazo Chai bags. The reasons I like the bags better is I like the spicy bite and stronger black tea flavor. The loose is decent when I open my spice rack and add to it.
November 11, 2013
Great balance, this is a tea I crave. Delicious with steamed milk.
July 30, 2013