I recently started turning a lot of my morning coffees in for morning chai tea! I love the Tazo chai. It's my favorite of the chais that I've tasted. I like that it's peppery and compared to other teas it's got less anise and cardamom. Since I'm having this quality/consistancy problem I've tried Trader Joe's chai, Minister of Tea, and Numi. Of those, I like Numi, but I have to add pepper to it, so that seems stupid.
But there've been a couple of times now that I've bought the Tazo Chai it at different retailers and for some reason it tastes funny to me (a whole box of it). Then I have to throw away the box and hope that the next time I get it that it's regular quality.
Has this ever happened to you? What do you do?