This Great Taste winner is a robust, full flavoured malty Assam blended with traditional spices like cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ginger and bay leaves.
When tea was first grown in India to break Chinese monopoly on tea, it was not a popular beverage among the locals. The usual practice was to drink 'kadha' instead which was water and milk boiled with spices (as was recommended according to the Ayurveda, an ancient alternative medicinal system based in India). The Indian Tea association (at that time under the British) promoted tea among them in the preferred British way by adding a little milk and sugar. However Indian vendors began adding tea to the kadha they drank already. Although the Tea association at that time frowned at this practice as this reduced the usage (and thus the purchase) of tea leaves, the practice stuck and Chai tea was born!
According to the judges at the Guild of Fine Food, "there's a robust, full bodied tea in the background. Great black leaf. The cardamom leads to some gentle heat. Well balanced."
A perfect morning tea or a tea for a busy day.
Premium Assam black tea, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and bay leaves.
How to enjoy this tea
Steep 1tsp per cup for 3-4 mins in 95-100° C water. Best had with milk and sugar.
Approx 27-35mg per cup