This Chai is based on a blend of three Orange Pekoe teas from Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula, and Uva regions in Sri lanka and the spices added are Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cummin seed, Coriander, Curry leaves, Lemon Grass, Fenugreek seed, Natural flavours. Indian Mocha Chai has a wonderful mellow flavour and a bright coppery appearance.

Chai is brewed with milk and a mixture of spices. Each recipe can be different depending upon the spices used. The word ‘chai’ literally means tea (different languages use various forms of this word – for example Portuguese call it ‘cha’, Hindus call it chai, and in Chinese the sound of the symbol for tea sounds very much like cha.) Often a lower quality tea is used to make ‘chai’ as it is thought the spices will cover-up any deficiencies in the tea. We do not believe this and prefer to make our dry tea chai mix from real Indian spices and high-grown Ceylon tea. The quality of the tea elevates this chai to a new level.

Brewing Notes

Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 a good teaspoon of loose chai per person: let the boiling water cool for around 20 seconds and pour into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes (for true “chayee chayee” steep at least 7 minutes). While the tea is brewing prepare your cup to receive the Chai – put 2 teaspoons of sugar in the cup and add milk (about 20%) of the cup’s volume. When the Chai is ready – pour into your cup.

Price: £5.50

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