Tea Type There are primarily 4 tea types i.e Black, Green, Oolong & White. Plucked and produced from the same tea plant Camellia Sinensis, each tea type is differentiated based on the level of fermentation/oxidation they go through during production.Chai Tea
Grade Tea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves. The highest grades are referred to as "orange pekoe" i.e SFTGFOP1, FTGFOP1, and the lowest as "fannings" or "dust".BOP
Caffeine The caffeine content in this tea categorized into three broad levels i.e low, medium & high.High
IngredientsCTC, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Black Pepper & Fennel.
- CO2 Filtered Water
- 90-100 Degrees C
- 0.07 oz | 2 gm
- Steep Time
- 3-5 min
What are Chai teas?
Chai tea is a traditional drink of Indian households which is a delectable fusion of premium, strong Assam black teas and an assortment of fresh, aromatic Indian spices resulting in a bold, malty and full-bodied liquor with warm notes of spices. A typical cup of Chai is made with milk and sugar. Depending on a particular region in India, one can find various types of chai tea recipes.
Where did Chai come from?
Chai is a common drink in Indian households and one can find various recipes of the same in India and around the world. In India, Chai is much more popular and preferred than coffee. In the last decades, Chai teas have gained immense popularity around the world.
How is Chai prepared?
Typically, Chai is prepared by boiling premium Assam CTC tea, spices, sugar, and milk/creamer together. This produces a bold flavored, malty liquor which boasts of a brilliant color and aroma. Chai teas are simmered on hear for a while before straining and serving the tea.
What is Masala Chai?
Although many people consider Masala Chai very popular in India, it is actually more popular among Indian people living outside of India. Masala Chai is basically Chai that is flavored with a particular spice that is known as masala chai.
What kind of milk works best for Chai teas?
We recommend using whole milk to make a traditional cup of chai that contributes to perfect thickness, texture, and flavor of the liquor.
Where do you source your teas from?
We source our teas from over 150 renowned tea plantations and small individual farms in India. Within the country, we procure from 5 popular tea-producing regions, namely : Darjeeling, Assam, Nilgiri, Kangra, and Sikkim. In addition to this, all our spices used in Chai teas are sourced from their place of origin and within their respective harvest periods to get superior quality.
How are your teas packed?
After sourcing our teas directly from plantations within hours of harvest, we bring them to our state-of-the-art tea facility in New Delhi, India. The teas then go through rigorous rounds of cleaning, sorting, quality testing to remove any impurities/dust/foreign particles. Teas then pass through a final 10+ quality check points for leaf size, aroma, liquor, flavors etc. They are then vacuum-packaged in opaque aluminium-lined bags using sophisticated machinery. These vacuum-bags are then stored in a dehumidified, temperatuere-controlled warehouse which ensures that the teas remain garden-fresh and maintain their character. Upon recieving a consumer's order, we further pack the required quantity of tea in smaller vacuum-sealed packs which are boxed in the retail boxes and then sent over to our own delivery centers located in various parts of the world.
This tea is very tasty. It's just too expensive.
A sample pack was gifted to me; I really liked it so I bought larger quantities of my favorite teas. The Fennel Tea arrived with the freshness sticker completely cut. Since the tea was for me, I inspected the interior and everything seemed in order. Just the box seal was cut. It left me with an uneasy feeling though and if it were intended as a gift I would not have been able to use it. I have two more boxes arriving tomorrow. Hopefully there isn't anything strange about the packaging. I really like this tea and want to remain a loyal customer.
I wanted this tea for the added digestive benefits of fennel. It also goes great with the chai spices, I really liked it.
Due to the fennel, the overall taste reminds me a lot of Slovenian cinnamon-honey cookies – medenjaki –, which we traditionally bake for Christmas. The odd bit is the cookies do not include the fennel at all, but most of the other spices in a classic masala chai (minus pepper). I suppose the fennel sways it a bit to the sweet honey-like side.
In short, I really liked the fennel variation – could become firm winter favourite of mine.
The closest thing to Slovenian “medenjaki” the English cuisine has to offer is probably gingerbread, but medenjaki are much more complex in taste.
I have tried all of the chai teas and I have to say this one is the best! At first I was skeptical about the taste of fennel but It ended up being the perfect mix. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.