The taste of India in a cup.
In India, they drink it at any time of the year or the day. It is staple drink that's so good for you and your tastes buds that it needs to become a staple brew here too!
What's in it?
Assam black tea mélange
Both teas were grown by Prithvi Group of Small Tea Growers, a tea farmer's cooperative in Dibrugarh area.
60% Organic Assam chai tea
A unique blend of the granular Assam CTC tea and handcrafted Assam orthodox tea leaves, giving a great balance between flavour and strength.
40% Organic Queen of Assam tea
Organic and handcrafted this whole leaf tea is nothing like the tea dust you often get when buying black tea.
It is robust with chocolate notes, a dry finish and a light sweet aftertaste.
30% Organic Ginger root
22% Organic Cardamom pods
10% Organic Cloves
10% Organic Cinnamon powder
10% Cinnamon bark
10% Organic Nutmeg
8% Black Pepper
Infuse 1 or 2 heaped teaspoons in water heated at 90°c, for 5-8 minutes.
Whole leaves take longer to infuse but it is definitively worth it!
Crush or grind the herbs prior to use.
Make sure that all ingredients are well mixed. Lighter particles and powders tend to sink at the bottom of the packet.
Do not leave herbs to steep in water as this may result in a slightly bitter infusion.
Unlike regular tea, which is brewed with water, chai tea is traditionally brewed using both warm water and warm milk.
It also tends to be sweetened to varying degrees.
Note from the Alchemist:
We describe and promote our products in good faith. The information provided about the beneficial properties of all of our products is derived from the use and characteristics commonly attributed to them. Benefits of our products may vary from person to person. It is always advisable to seek the opinion of a professional herbalist or your GP.