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
Maharani Chai Spiced Oolong 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".FTGFOP1
Caffeine The caffeine content in this tea categorized into three broad levels i.e low, medium & high.High
IngredientsOolong Tea, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove & Black Pepper.
- 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.
I should clarify by saying I greatly enjoyed the tea. Unfortunately, either it is misleading marketing, or, more likely, I got the wrong amount, because there's no way I could've made anywhere near the number of cups that the advertisement boasts. Unless I was expected to reuse the tea ten to twelve times of course.That being said the tea is very good, although I may have to try the double spiced Chai next.I may try and order some more again soon - if in fact the amount I received was just a shipping snafu I'll update my review accordingly.
I'm very picky when it comes to chai. Usually, the taste is overpowering and too perfumed. This is chai as it should be -- bright, balanced, adroitly spiced without being overpowered. It is brisk yet subtle. I love it and will reorder it frequently.
I received this tea as a gift in a fancy box that includes a trio of different Chai teas. I'm sure it was chosen because Oprah selected this tea for her list of "Favorite Things" in 2018.
This is the first tea I've tasted from the trio. It tastes like a high-quality Chai tea from India, similar to what I would expect from a fine dining Indian restaurant. The flavors are classic and well balanced, and the tannins and briskness are right-on.
The ingredients list Oolong tea, but I can't identify anything significantly different from other Assam and Darjeeling based black Chai teas I've had.
For a tea of this quality and purported freshness, after 2 brewings I expected to see more whole unfurled leaves and a lot less tea-leaf-dust in the bottom of my teapot. It also didn't come out as strong as I expected, I ended up using more leaves than I normally would.
Considering the gorgeous box, and the fact that Oprah selected this as the best tea for 2018, I maybe had unreasonably high expectations. This tea is a fine and capable Chai tea, but it didn't wow me any more than other capable Chai teas I've had.
love this brand of tea i always buy this brand
I was taught several years ago all the spices I needed to make an authentic and amazing cup of Chai tea. But you don't just happen to have those spices on hand, this tea takes all the work out for you and is just as amazing as I'd hope! Plus, I'm supporting a small business, makes the deal even sweeter!