Since moving far from home (yep, right next door to Indiana from Ohio) I’ve rarely broken out the teabags except when my mom comes to visit. Looking back we would always take out the teapot after lunch or before dinner, sit and relax. It was our way of enjoying each others company. Nowadays relaxing is out the door and honestly drinking tea makes me miss my mom so I just don’t do it!
Oregon Chai Tea
I decided to let my nostalgia go when Oregon Chai sent me their tea to review. I received the Original Chai tea, Energia Herbal Chai tea, and Dreamscape Herbal Chai. Honestly, I’ve only bought the basic black tea at the grocery store so these flavors all seemed over the top to me!
Let me start by saying that I really like that they put their recommended brewing suggestions and methods right on the box. I did follow them when I was brewing my tea. I tried the Original first which is a blend of Assam black tea and chai spices. This blend was flavorful and I could really taste the chai. It reminded me of the fall season and pumpkin pie. I will be trying this blend as an iced tea during the summer.
The Energía Herbal Chai is made with Guayusa and Yerba Mate botanical plants that naturally have caffeine in them. This blend has the same amount of caffeine as one cup of coffee. I brewed this drink in the morning without having my regular cup of coffee to see if I felt different or got a headache. The result? I had a good amount of energy in the early afternoon and then I felt like I needed a nap. In all honesty that was probably due to my daughter being up for a few hours in the middle of the night!
The Dreamscape Herbal Chai is an infusion of Rooibos, Honeybush and chai spices. These are plants native to South Africa and lack caffeine. This decaffeinated blend was nice to have in the evenings if I needed to be warmed up. I would say my favorite spice is cinnamon and I could really taste it in this blend, which I loved. While I had fun doing the taste tests, it would have been even better had my mom been here to help me sample!
Oregon Chai is distributed to all 50 states and you can find it at your local grocery store or order on their website Oregonchai.com.