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.Black 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
- 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.
Package date was several months ago. Tea is advertised as fresh and compared to other brands that sit on shelves for months. Unfortunately, this one did too. The flavor is nice, but not amazingly different from other good commercial brands.
Delicious! Wish it came in individually packaged tea bags- would live to gift this!
Delicious!! I love this tea!!
I bought the 'Vanilla spiced masala chai', which has a lovely aroma, but that's where it stops.Imagine pumpkin, mint, cinnamon, and ginger mixed in a glass of water.That may not be the ingredients, but that's what my taste perceived.If there was vanilla in there, it certainly wasn't cutting through.While the tea smelled good, it's definitely not something I liked to taste.The ginger reminded me of the stuff you find in the corner of your plate at a sushi restaurant.... not something you want in a drink; gave the tea a 'soapy' type of flavor.After a few days of trying to 'acquire' the taste, assuming that I was just not 'cultured' enough to drink a fine tea of this sort, I couldn't take anymore.The stuff made me want to gag.I did a cold brew, which my pictures show. I have a really good filter so it's not as if the loose tea got into my water.The reason this tea get 2 stars instead of 1 was because of the stellar packaging and attention to detail.While it might be some peoples' 'cup of tea', it is definitely not mine.Maybe folks in India have a different taste pallet; I figure that's totally possible, and it's good tea to those who have the 'taste' for it.I'm from the city of New Orleans, in the south of the United States where our prized cuisines involve fried seafood, red beans and rice, gumbo, and hush puppies. Very spicy stuff compared to the folks in the northern US. The only tea I see folks around here drink are unhealthy, big-box-store, sugar-infested beverages labeled as 'tea', which leave a nasty film on your teeth from the sugar. I, of course, was opting for something healtier.One tea I have found that I like so far is the 'Bigelow green tea'.My plan is to try lots of different ones to see which kind I like the most. This one is off of my list.I may do some research to see if I can convert my now useless bag of herbs into some sort of potpourri. Maybe put it in a bowl with water in it so that it's not a total waste.I do like the concept of the founder of...
Love these teas! Will never go back to any other brand! Exceptional!Love the vanilla Chai and Mint!