Masala Chai is an everyday life force of a tea, robust and full-flavored it starts with a basic black tea and is blended with traditional Indian spices. The bold flavor of our black tea holds up well to the full notes of the spices in a way that is zesty and stimulating. This Chai should be brewed strong and served sweet with steamed milk and sugar.
Masala Chai is a classic blend of Chai - subject to interpretation of course. Chai teas are all about experimenting and having fun, both by the tea blender and the drinker of the tea. Invariably, a veteran Chai tea drinker finds a little twist; whether it be an added ingredient or style of preparation, that makes their personal version of a great cup of Masala Chai. While all Masala Chai teas may not have the same spices in the same proportions; generally speaking, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and black pepper are the four mainstays of a Masala Chai.
How to Prepare Masala Chai Black Tea:
Heat water (filtered if possible) to a boil and let cool slightly before adding one tablespoon of loose tea per cup (apprx. 8 ounces). Infuse for 5-6 minutes depending on taste preference. Tastes best with added milk and sweetener according to your preference.
Want to try a more traditional way of preparing your Masala Chai? Take 1 tablespoon of loose leaf chai blend, plus a 1/2 cup of milk, 3/4 of cup of water, and 1.5 tablespoons of sweetener and add to a small sauce pan. (For more than one serving multiply the ingredients by the number of servings). Bring the chai and liquids to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for five to six minutes. Strain the heated chai tea into serving cups and enjoy!
Organic black tea (India), organic cardamom, organic ginger, organic cinnamon, organic clove and organic black pepper. Blended in the United States.
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