Masala Chai Organic
Tasting Notes: spiced black tea
Description: Our signature Masala Chai is traditional. We use a CTC grade robust Indian black tea as the base and blend aromatic fresh spices to make it a classic Indian tea. This tea is excellent either hot or iced. Although Masala Chai is traditionally meant to be sipped with milk and sugar, this tea works just fine solo.
In Hindi, the official language of India, the word Chai, चाय, translates to tea. The world Masala, मसाला, translates to mixed spices. Therefore, Masala Chai, मसाला चाय, is translated as tea with mixed spices.
Masala Chai is India's national drink. Every family in India makes Masala Chai different just like every baker in America makes a slightly different chocolate chip cookie. There is an Indian standard for Masala Chai and it's definitely not the syrup based version that you find in American coffee chains. Masala Chai has a hearty black tea base with traditional fresh Indian spices such as cardamom, ginger, clove, cinnamon, pink peppercorn, anise, and black pepper.
Ingredients: organic blend of black tea, ginger, clove, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, black pepper
Steep Directions: steep 1 heaping teaspoon of tea per 8 oz boiling water, 205-212°F, for 3-4 minutes
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