Traditional green tea with fresh flavor and a smooth finish.
If the only chai you know is from a chai flavored latte at a coffee shop, this might be a good tea for you. If you have an Indo-Pakistani family like me, the first thing you’ll say after tasting this is “this is NOT chai tea.” There isn’t even the slightest hint of cardamon in this tea. As it is, it should be called “spicy clove tea.” This tea is heavily seasoned with cloves–I can’t agree with any of the reviews that talk about cinnamon or other spices. It’s just cloves, cloves, and more cloves. I guess that’s what I get for looking for a simple chai-flavored tea. Real chai contains Milk, Sugar, loose black tea, cardamon, and a tiny amount of other spices according to region. Cardamon and strong tea should be the dominant flavors. Check the wikipedia article on Masala Chai for the original chai and how the American chai is a just a strange revision. I’m sure that my fellow sugar-loving Americans would love to have a cup of super-sweet traditional chai, so I don’t really understand why the flavor has been changed so drastically.
I was hoping to add milk and sugar to this to get a “traditional” Indian Chai, but I’m going to have to try again with another brand. For all the people out there who know what Indo-Pakistani Chai tastes like, I’ll be reviewing each of the “chai” K-Cups according to how they resemble the original.
$15 for 24 servings?? that is crazy, especially that you can get green teas in a box cost a few bucks. Also, the plastic cups go in landfill. i will never buy these cups again.
What I was expecting was a chai tea similar to one I find in popular coffee houses: a spiced tea infused with cream and sugar. This tea smells wonderful but the taste when you are drinking it is very plain to me. Also it is missing the cream and sugar elements so it has none of the flavor and body of a coffee house chai. I’ve also tried three other chais from Timothy’s, Bigelow and Gloria Jean’s and had the same reaction to them all during my side by side taste test. The K-cup chais are simply not the same as the coffee house chais. To approximate the coffee house chai you’ll need to add your own cream/milk and sugar/honey and give it a little shake.
DebiNew Kingston, NY
Wanted to sample the K-cups. Previously a “tea bag” user for the same product. Will stick with the tea bags, as the tea is not only more fragrant, but extremely flavorful. Will not purchase K-cups again.
ChantellBreezy Point, NY
This tea taste and smells awful and there is no return, be careful before you buy it, try a smaller version of it.
I was thinking this would be a nice break from the normal tea. However it is a bit too spicy for my taste. Unless you really like the spice chai, I wouldn’t recommend this tea.
Be sure when you order this product that you do not want the latte. It was my first order with the K-Cups and I ordered the wrong thing.
This India Spice Chai while brewing fills the whole room with wonderful aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves almost like the Chinese 5 spice blend. There is no added sugar or cream so if you want that go with Cafe Escapes Chai Latte K-Cups for Keurig Coffee Machines – 16 Pack
. Those k-cups which are delicious as well have the cream that many expect in a chai tea. This particular brand of Celestial Seasonings is just tea. You can add what you want after the fact. I’ve not had any trouble with the packaging, nor having the tops flop off while brewing. This is just a nice cup of spiced tea. It’s not peppery and won’t offend or be too spicy for most. I really like it and highly recommend.
This is a very nice chai…doesn’t taste like I thought it would..has a very strong spice taste..but still very good.
Will purchase again! It was less expensive online but could probably find in stores everywhere now. Amazon has great deals. Just gotta look.
This is a very nice, full flavored green tea. Also very convient in the K-Cup packaging. I have tasted some lose leaf premium green tea that is a little better, but much more expensive and not in K-Cup style.
DoreenWood River, IL
I am not a coffee drinker, so tea is my thing. With the Keurig machine, it makes it all the more easier to get a cup of tea.
These k-cups taste good and are great for a quick Chai fix. They’re also a good coffee alternative, but they not good enough to replace my Starbucks stop for a Chai latte or an Apple Chai.
This Chai Tea has excellent flavor and I have enjoyed many Chai Teas. This one for Keurig is by far one of the best I have enjoyed over the years. Thanks.
An excellant tea for Keurig Brewers… Did I mention that Amazon is the only place I can get many of the brewing cups for Keurig Brewer!
JoellenBridal Veil, OR
I’ve always purchased this tea in bags. Wanted to see if it tasted the same in the kcups. I really do love this tea but it is economicly better to by it by the bags. kcups are great and convenient but just a bit more than I want to spend right now…..
I like it, but…. there’s a little bit too much of a sharp after taste. Even adding a ton of sugar didn’t make up for it entirely. The product still has good flavor, but I’d gladly take Lipton Spiced Chai over this, if only the Lipton came in a K-Cup.
I highly recommend the English Breakfast Black Tea. I’m not real big on tea most of the time but I give this one 5 stars. Don’t be shy and try it.
I was skeptical thinking this tea might not have a bold enough flavor. It is instead very flavorful with just the right amount of spice.
Celestial Seasons has one of my favorite K-Cup teas in English Breakfast tea. I am a repeat customer in buying this brand of tea.
DonnCastle Hayne, NC
Sometimes it’s hard to find good quality products for the K-cups. This is a good tea. I love green tea and this is a good brand. I like this brand and Bigelow organic green tea. I think the Bigelow is my slight favorite, but this is good tea. No aftertaste and nor are there grounds in the bottom of the cup. The price on this one puts everything to shame. Usually the K-cups are more expensive, so this is a bargain. Get it now.
KathryneWhite Heath, IL
This tea reminds me of the spicy Christmas concoctions my mother made years ago. Fresh and spicy, but not hot-spicy, it’s wonderful served hot or cold.
This is an excellent green tea. I enjoy this brand and one from Biglow.
I would recommend this tea to anyone who likes green tea. And it is organic for those of you who are into that stuff.
I generally like Chai Tea, however, this one is very, very strong for use in the Keurig. I would suggest watering it down or something.
This tea is bold and smooth at the same time. If you are a lover of Chai, buy this. Easy to use with Keurig and no artificial sweetners or additions to take away from the tea.
Love it….so quick….I can fix it if I want it hot or if i am in the mood for a cold drink. I do recommend you give it a try….
I love this stuff! I add sugar and half and half and get a drink that is very much like Starbucks Chai Latte. The price on the product has gone up since I ordered it on Jan. 7th 2011 — so, I ordered the CS Indian Spice Chai tea bags instead. I put 2 teabags in MY K-Cup and it tastes exactly the same. You get 6 boxes of 20, so that is 60 servings for me (2 bags at a time) for the 13.95 (subscribe and save) these cups used to be. If I want the tea a bit stronger, I will remove the tea bags after brewing from the my k-cup and throw them in my mug. Let is steep a bit longer and it is wonderful!
I like Indian chai tea and this teas was very flavourful, not too strong easy to work in my new Cuisinart coffee machine.
The BEST green tea I have ever tasted. Extremely smooth and great taste! Tastes better than from a tea bag!
This is the only chai brand that i’ve tried so far but it seems to be very good. nicely spiced. not to strong or weak.