Taste a touch of fall with this spicy and sweet chai blend. Its bold spice produces a strong cup of tea that is softened with a dash of pure Vermont maple crystals.
Chai is such an integral part of Indian culture that it is virtually impossible to avoid when traveling through any part of the Indian sub-continent. Even when fresh cold drinking water cannot be found, you will inevitably encounter a chai-wallah, or chai seller, yelling out,"chayee! chayee!" While riding the rails in India, the call of the chai wallah can be heard at every stop proffering their delicious hot drink.
It is not uncommon for a chai-wallah to board a train in the middle of the night and wake up passengers to sell chai. The chai arrives in small clay cups that customers throw from the train windows when finished! Indian chai is typically made using a rich black tea, usually an Assam, and brewing it in heavy milk with cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper. The drink produces a warm soothing effect and engenders a wonderfully calming effect on the body. Brew this tea piping hot and scoop in some sugar to help open up the exotic flavor of this spicy blend. Just try and stop after one cup!
Organic black tea, Organic ginger root, Organic cinnamon, Organic cardamom, Organic clove, Organic black pepper, Maple crystals
Sri Lanka: Cloves, Black Tea. India: Pepper. Guatemala: Cardamom. Indonesia: Cinnamon. China: Ginger.Maple