Monday, July 20, 2009

Chai Tea Shortbread

Snack: Chai Tea Shortbread
Vendor: Biscotea
Vendor Description: Savor the delicate balance of fragrant Organic Chai Spices — cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, ginger and pepper — and the richness of traditional BISCOTTEA® Shortbread.

Biscotea is a brand that offers shortbread with a mix of tea added in. This particular one is chai flavored. It has a nice chai aroma to it with a strong cinnamon constituent. At the same time it still smells very buttery and shortbreadlike. It is a little harder and less flaky than most shortbread that I have tried, making it resemble more of a cookie than a shortbread. When tasting it, there is a definite chai flavor that is unmistakable in the flavor. It is a bit sweeter than most other shortbread, where butter is more prominent than the sweetness. The cinnamon and clove flavor linger on the tongue as moisture in your mouth dry up a little bit, being soaked up in the dryness of the cookie. The dryness pairs very well with tea and they make a good pairing.

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