Episode 304: Witches’ Brew Chai


It’s Halloween, and since I’m too old to go trick-or-treating and don’t have any kids, I’ll settle for this Witches’ Brew Chai from Zoomdweebie’s. This is an eerily spicy blend of lapsang souchong, cumin, clove, ginger, cinnamon, star anise, and nutmeg. It’s not eye of new and toe of frog, but let’s take a sip of this brew and see how it is!

Two words sum up this blend perfectly: smoky cumin. I figured I would taste more clove or ginger since those inclusions are big and present in the dry blend, but the pine tar aroma of the lapsang souchong and the dry cumin really kind of drowned out the other spices completely. A little bit of milk does improve the taste a bit, but not by much. NEXT!