Try adding steamed milk to make a chai latte.
Malabar Coast spices and Creamy Madagascar vanilla notes mingle with a lively ginger finish accentuated by cardamom. This Black tea is wholesome and warming, a real indulgence in a cup. As a serving suggestion, a drop of milk and a touch of sugar brings out the vanilla creaminess.
Not only do the spices added to this tea make for an interesting brew, they also add additional health benefits. So it tastes good and does you good. When the British introduced tea to India it was not popular with the local population as a drink. However, the idea of a tea break was so enticing that the workers found a way to make the beverage their own. Often the tea, spices and milk were all added to a pan and left for long periods to infuse.
Some people enjoy this tea with a little milk or coconut milk.
Some people like to add a little honey.
For a really fiery blend, add an extra scoop of ginger before brewing.
Especially delicious iced.
Make as for hot, but add extra tea - double the amount of tea per cup is recommended.
When the tea has cooled a little, pour over ice and then serve.
For a smoother taste experience.
Place the tea in a jug and add cold water.
Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge)
Strain and enjoy.
Country of Origin: Cederberg / Mekong Delta / Kerala. South Africa / Vietnam / India.
Region: Assam & Kerala / Nuwara Eliya & Dimbula & Uva
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe).
Altitude: 500 - 8500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
Ethical Sourcing: Sourced from farms monitored by the Ethical Tea Partnership.
Cup Characteristics: Rich and gently spiced, warming and soothing character.
Infusion: Deep red-brown.
Ingredients: Black tea, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, black & white pepper, clove, calendula petals, nutmeg, and natural organic flavours.
Antioxidant Level: High.
Caffeine Content: Medium.
Warming Chai and Creamy Vanilla
This tea's amazing. It's now my go-to in the morning. A good kick of spicy ginger and delicious creamy vanilla (taken with milk)! The chai latte recipe they gave me is worth a shot for a treat, but it's not my morning brew.
I've long been a Masala Chai fan, but this discovery is something simply special - yeah, I'm a long time fan 😂
Nigel | Newcastle | January 2023
Smooth and Creamy
I quite like Chai teas, especially in the winter. They feel extra warming on a cold winters night, but this one is a bit different. If I remember rightly I was sent a sample with an order and it sat on top of a caddy for a while before I tried it. I have to admit the idea of vanilla almost put me off trying it. That would have been a big mistake. It's still fundamentally a Chai but the vanilla gives a smoothness and natural sweetness I have not encountered in a Chai before. Plus, I love this one on a summers evening too. I need to try it as an iced tea. When I do I will write another review.
William Slingsby | Somerset | August 2022
Beautifully mixed tea with a slightly spicy note and a smooth vanilla finish. Great combination!
Sonja Weirauch | | November 2021