Thank you very much for the beautiful Kathmandu Cosmos tea! It was a blessing during this time.
The first thing I notice is the actual tea to lemongrass ratio. There is certainly a lot. I like the idea of lemongrass in chai, though. It smells heavenly, spiced, and clean. There is also a considerable amount of citrus peel and coriander seed. As it steeps, the aroma reminds me of the citronella candles my mom used to keep the mosquitoes away. I used to smell those all the time on the back porch as a kid. So sweet and fresh. This tea could serve as aromatherapy, I swear.
The flavor is so comforting. Lemony with that well-rounded spice I've come to love from Nepal Tea. The spice especially comes through on the exhale. While I think a lot of the ingredients are muted by the lemongrass and peel, I can still taste (and rather feel) ginger, too. This is a masterpiece of a chai, much like their Nepali Breakfast. I'm probably going to end up trying every tea this company makes.
This tea is excellent. It is very aromatic and has a sweet clove-like taste. My son and I both enjoyed it.
The tea is not lost in the spices. I don't add milk or sugar to my tea and Indian chai is too strong for me to enjoy without those traditional additions. Kathmandu Cosmos has the right spice with the delicious addition or orange peel. This tea is a favorite and absolutely perfect on its own. Highly recommend!