Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing DavidsTea – White Chocolate Chai. This sample was very kindly sent to me by a tea friend at the end of 2019 and I wanted to try it the moment I opened the package that it came it but I knew I also wanted to review it. But as you all know my health got quite bad during the end of 2019 and I had to push a lot of things aside so I put off trying this until I had time to review it and that time has finally come! However after trying DavidsTea’s Pumpkin Chai and being incredibly disappointed by it I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t a little bit hesitant going into this tasting session. The excitement I initially had was depleted a bit by my previous experience with DavidsTea.
Here’s what DavidsTea have to say about this blend over on their website: ” When it comes to making the perfect white chocolate chai, it’s important to dream big. It’s gotta be rich, sweet and velvety smooth. With a 10/10 cosy factor. But most importantly, it needs some serious oomph. Because what would life be without a little spice to keep you on your toes? With its balance of creamy sweetness and warming cardamom, cloves and cinnamon, this black tea blend is even better than we imagined – especially as a latte. So be bold. Be daring. With this tea by your side, the chai’s the limit.
This tea is exclusively available online.”
Ingredients: Black tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cocoa nibs, White chocolate curls (sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, whey powder, lactose, soy lecithin, natural vanilla), Cardamom, Cloves, Cocoa powder, Stevia extract, Natural and artificial white chocolate flavouring.
Tea Tasting Notes
After trying DavidsTeas Pumpkin Chai and being completely disappointed by it I’ll be honest I wasn’t expecting much from this blend but it was actually quite nice and definitely took me by surprise but it did also disappoint me a little bit when it came the ‘Chai’ part of this blend.
In terms of a chocolate tea this blend is great its rich, sweet, creamy and smooth. But as a Chai this misses the mark for me. Considering it has ginger and cinnamon, cardamom and cloves in it, I struggled to pick out any of these flavours. I was expecting a delicious white chocolate Chai with hard hitting spices but that’s is not what I go at all. This should definitely be marketed as a white chocolate tea and not a white chocolate Chai because that really isn’t what this blend is.I’ve now tried this blend both on its own and as a latte and shockingly I enjoyed this blend on its own much more than I enjoyed it as a latte. Once I added milk the white chocolate notes were overpowered and this just became an overly sweetened black tea. The black tea base is great and clearly of quite a good quality black tea and it wasn’t astringent or drying at all though I think the sweetness definitely played a part in that. I would suggest that if you are going to try this yourself you should have it on its own and add absolutely nothing to it because its sweet enough on its own and milk just overpowers everything other than the black tea and the strong sweetness. I really wanted this blend to be amazing because a white chocolate Chai sounded fantastic and had this have delivered on the Chai front as well as the white chocolate this would have been absolutely fantastic and it definitely would have gotten a 5/5 from me. I will not rule out trying this again though in the future because my sample was a small sample and it probably didn’t have enough of all of this blends ingredients in it that it was fairly balanced. From what I can tell this isn’t currently available online from DavidsTea but when it is I’ll try and make sure I try it again and come back to this review to update my thoughts if they change. I’m so saddened by the fact that the two first reviews I posted of Davids Tea blend have had to have been reviews like this but I honestly wasn’t expecting for both of these Chai’s to let me down so much.
Overall Teacup Rating: 3.75/5
If you want to find out more about DavidsTea and purchase some of their White Chocolate Chai for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll do my best to answer them all as soon as possible.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley
*The tea featured in this post was gifted to me by a tea friend and not directly by DavidsTea themselves. I was not asked to review I simply chose to do so. All opinions are my own and have not been paid for.*