There’s an old saying that if you want something done, you should ask a busy person. I don’t know how true that is, but I think it’s probably true of bloggers. All the bloggers I know are always doing a million things at once. This week, I took a break from all the busy, and it’s been amazing. A few days off work is sometimes exactly what the doctor ordered, with a book, a hot drink and some sofa time.
Henny and Joe’s sent me a bottle of their award-winning Chocolate Chai to try out and it ended up being the perfect accompaniment to my chill-out days. I drink coffee by the gallon, but I’m careful about keeping my caffeine habit sensible; I don’t touch caffeine in the evenings and try to have some caffeine free days if I’m being feeling stressed out. Hand-made in Bath, the chocolate chai is totally caffeine free, and made a gorgeous, comforting latte.
The chai is flavoured with cardomom, ginger, star anise, nutmeg, cloves, all spice, mixed spice, fennel seed and cinnamon. The first sip is lightly spiced and warming, with a sweet chocolate note after taste. The flavour is subtle and somehow soothing. The soft flavours definitely encourage you to sit back and focus on enjoying the drink rather than gulping it down while doing something else. I’ve been drinking it as a latte, but you can just mix the chai with hot or iced water to make regular or iced tea.
Give yourself a break (from life and from caffeine…). Trust me, you probably need it.
Henny and Joe’s sent me a bottle of their chai to review. All opinions are entirely honest and my own.