Sunday, 8 December 2013
Krüger Green Tea Chai Latte Drink with Ginger & Lemongrass Review
Just a quick review for this drink today - I've had it in the snacks archives for so long my memory of it is slightly hazy, but I certainly haven't forgotten how unique it was!
I found it in a discount store for 99p, and regrettably didn't stock up on more of them at the time. I haven't seen any since, although my local Sainsbury's sells regular Krüger branded chai lattes for quite a high price.
Basically the box contains 10 sachets of chai latte mix, with the twist being that it's made from green tea! This might be nothing to some people, but for me it was a revelation! I've only ever tried regular chai lattes before and didn't know it was even possible to make one with green tea.
The latte is made by German company Krüger, and the description on the box awkwardly reads: "Chai Latte Type Fresh India - Instant preparation for tea drinks, flavoured with a ginger-lemon grass taste". So basically it's a green tea latte with a lemongrass and ginger flavour.
Making it up as directed produced a milky, frothy latte with a slight tinge of green:
It tasted...interesting. It was extremely milky, and with a spicy, gingery, herby flavour. I was a bit unsure of what to think initially because of the pale green colour, but the flavour actually worked really well and I ended up loving it! The creaminess of the milk balanced out the slight sharpness of green tea, and the lemongrass and ginger flavour just worked with it perfectly. It made for a unique and tasty drink that felt really special.
Overall, this is such a unique drink that I'm kicking myself for not stocking up while it was cheap. If you happen to see these anywhere I would highly recommend giving them a try!
After a bit of online research it seems Krüger have their own UK website although there's no indication of where to buy these drinks from.
RATING: 8 out of 10.
Have you tried Krüger Green Tea Latte? If so please leave a comment!