This lightly spiced matcha blend marries cinnamon and ginger with earthy matcha powder and a hint of sweetness.
I love the flavor of chai and I love the benefits of green tea and this delicious cup gives me both! The cinnamon and ginger notes are more prominent if you use only water instead of adding coconut milk or cream but using those won't make the deliciousness go away either. The matcha blends beautifully and quickly. I use the matcha set that I bought from Tea Forte to measure, mix and drink my matcha. The quality of the bamboo whisk is really great.
The first thing you notice about this matcha flavor is the wonderful aroma - a great way to start the day! For matcha lovers, this is a great choice and so full of the chai flavoring. If you're new to matcha and the strong green tea taste, this might be a good option as the chai dominates. I've tried this with water and with coconut milk - both are good in their own way. It would be about personal preference as the milk tamps down the overall taste. The only drawback I found was that sugar is already added. I prefer teas without sugar and controlling the sweetness on my own. If you're shopping for holiday gifts, be sure to note the size of the canister. Matcha is a fantastic tea option but pricey and the canister may not be the size you would expect. Enjoy!
Matcha was something new to me so the five flavor Single Steeps Matcha assortment was a good place to start. I chose Chai first because it's one of my favorite flavors in the non Matcha offerings. I don't have a frother or a whisk but did my best with what I had, and was very pleased. The tea seems slightly thicker yet the Chai flavor is slightly more subtle, compared to more traditional teas. I enjoyed this combination and look forward to trying it with proper frothage; it can only get better.
Do you wish you could make a fantastic, tea house-quality matcha chai latte at home? I did, and now I can! I just love this blend, simply with hot water or with steamed milk (delicious with any type!) It blends smoothly, with a full-bodied, fresh taste that has no comparison anywhere else.