Last week I posted a review of a Chapstick product I received to test out from a company called Smiley360. Well around the same time I was also offered the chance to test another product, Tazo Chai Tea and I couldn’t have been more excited.
First of all I must start out my saying I’m weird. I know we’ve already established this on many occasions but I needed to reaffirm the fact just in case. I am one of the few Seattelites that don’t like coffee, and I also don’t like tea, with one exception, Chai. Maybe it’s my years spent traveling or those weeks spent in India and Nepal that changed my taste buds, but Chai is delicious, although unfortunately, like most things not all Chai is created equal.
Before October I’d never had Tazo Chai Tea or Chai Tea Latte so I was a totally new palette in terms of the brand. In the package from Smiley 360 I received one loose packet each of Tazo Chai Tea in Classic, Chocolate and Vanilla Caramel, as well as 3 coupons for free boxes of Tazo Chai Tea or Tazo Chai Tea Latte to test and share with friends.
The first thing I did of course was hop on their website to scope out flavors and was excited to find there was a Pumpkin Spice Chai version (seasonal). Yay for fall flavors! So I headed to my local store to pick some up only to find that no stores in my area carry that flavor. Bummer! So I picked up a Chai Vanilla Caramel Latte instead and called it good.
It was only a couple days later that I got my first chance to try it out. I’d spent the afternoon on a roadtrip to Girdwood with friends to play in the snow (because even though I live in Alaska we don’t have snow sticking around in my town yet, bummer). When we got back we were cold and ready to snuggle up, thaw out and watch a movie. My friend and fellow tea lover Kirsten and I heated up my Chai Vanilla Caramel Latte and joined the rest of my friends for the show, and oh my gosh it was so good! Creamy, flavorful and sweet but not to sweet. Kirsten loved it and I loved it. I would definitely recommend!
As for the other flavors? Well they’re good too! Tazo is definitely a brand I will be buying in the future and I would recommend to all chai tea lovers out there.
*I recieved the mentioned products for free for testing purposes from Smiley360. The opinions are 100% my own.