The visual on this one is pretty standard Booch, it will be similar to Ginger Lime so yellow and more clear. However, that is where this flavor stops being unique, and it is pretty obvious from the aroma profile it is different. From the start, you should get a big hit of the chai spices, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and clove. They combine in a welcome holiday potpourri starting with cinnamon and ending with ginger. In the middle of the aroma, there is the detectable sweetness of vanilla as well as the sweet and tart pineapple notes. But the primary aroma is going to be the warming chai species. While the aroma smells very sweet, the flavor profile is a balanced sweet and sour combination. The warming chai species definitely start off the flavor profile with a robust hit of chai that is followed up with the sweetness and creaminess of the vanilla beans. The cool thing about this release is that while some others have a very definitive bridge from one flavor to the next this follows a little of a different path. It does go from warming spice to creamy vanilla and spicy ginger but throughout the flavor profile, the sweet and sour pineapple comes into play and acts as a base note that carries each of the flavors of the profile. Then on the finish comes more of the vanilla, the sour pineapple, and the spicy ginger to really round off the Pineapple, Vanilla Chai tasting experience.
Lead R&D Scientist