Following numerous requests for a chai tea and after having tried numerous different blends, we decided to create our very own in-house blended masala chai. ‘Masala’ refers to the mix of spices and ‘Chai’ simply means tea. We went through many spice combinations before we settled on this recipe. This is as close as you can get to buying a steaming cup of freshly made chai from a chai wallah in India. Our Masala Chai has lots of flavour. It cooks well. It steeps well. It cups extremely well. It tastes of India.
|Origin||Blended in Westholme using tea sourced from India; cardamom & ginger from Sri Lanka, cinnamon, black pepper and cloves from India.|
|Ingredients||Black pekoe tea, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper and cloves|
|Tasting Notes||A warm and comforting, spicy black tea. The exotic fragrance of ginger, cardamom and cinnamon combine perfectly in this black tea base. The black pepper and cloves add an exciting touch at the end. Enjoy it cooked with your personal choice of milk and honey to taste.|
Most of our Chai blends can be prepared in either of two different methods – steeping, or the traditional boiling method.
For steeping, simply infuse one teaspoon of Chai per cup (8 ounces/235ml) of boiling water and steep 4 to 6 minutes (the longer infusion time is needed if you wish to add milk). Add milk and sweetener and enjoy.
To cook your chai, use the following method:
Sweetening your chai:
For soy or rice milk, do not allow it to return to boil. Remove from heat just as the leaf and spices begin to re-circulate to the top of the pan. Most soy and rice milks will separate when boiled.
At Westholme Tea Company, we take tea and taste seriously. Putting different teas and herbs together to create a new tea is much like creating a special meal. The right amount of many different ingredients will result in a whole new flavour profile. Straight from a garden to the blending room, pure and full of aroma like nature intended it, we create authentic and memorable experiences. We take pride in sourcing traditional, handcrafted, high quality black teas from around the world to offer the finest organic blended teas you will find. Highlighting the unique flavour profiles of each individual tea, our focus is always quality and taste and we are passionate about producing great blends that naturally combine into a delightful cup.
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