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.
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.
Superb body with mellow Indian spice notes and overtones of mocha depth.
Black tea, Lemongrass & Curry leaves, Coriander, Cumin, Sweet Fennel, and Natural flavours