Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tea Review—Celestial Lattes: The Godfather, Chai Tea, Espresso, Cocoa

Authentic masala chai with bold espresso and rich cocoa.
Celestial Lattes are inspired by the “secret menu” at your favorite local coffeehouse. These barista-style beverages are brimming with the goodness of tea.
Ingredients: Brewed tea (water, black tea) reduced fat milk, espresso, cane sugar, pectin, natural flavors, cocoa, honey, cinnamon, clove, ginger and cardamom.
Source: Pinch Me Box
Price: $2.98
Availability: This was a little hard to find. I had to go to three different towns and six stores before I finally found a Kroger that carried it.
Would I Buy It? YES
My Thoughts: I was excited to try this. Before the coupon arrived in my Pinch Me Box, I never knew this product existed. While I’m an avid tea drinker, I normally order my tea so I’m rarely browsing the tea aisle in the grocery.
Chai tea lattes can be a bit tricky, especially the ones that are already pre-packaged. They can either be overly sweet or extremely spicy and bitter. Although what drew me to The Godfather—besides the awesome name—was that this latte was mixture of cocoa, masala chai, and espresso.
I really liked this one. I put the bottle in the fridge and allowed it to chill overnight. The combination was surprisingly smooth. While hints of cinnamon, clove, ginger and cardamom are present, the flavor of the cocoa and espresso tames them slightly while sweetening the latte without giving it that overly sweet taste.
Overall, this is a nice change and I look forward to trying the other flavors.

Do you enjoy Chai Tea Lattes?
Have a favorite brand?
Have you tried Celestial?

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