Country of Origin: India and Kenya
Region: Assam and Travencore, Nandi
Cup Characteristics: Penetrating depth with a full flavored cup exuding sensuous floral and saucy spice notes. A tea for memories!
Infusion: Bright and coppery with golden highlights.
With its zesty flavour and intriguing taste, this tea makes for a full-flavoured cup exuding sensuous floral and saucy spice notes. With an interesting mix of aromas and flavours, this tea is your go-to drink when you need an energy kick.
Ingredients: Luxury black tea, Ginger, Coriander, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Black pepper, Rose Petals, Jasmine, Lavender
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes (for true ‘Chai’ steep at least 7 minutes). While the tea is brewing prepare your cup to receive the chai – put 2 teaspoons of sugar in the cup and add milk (about 20%) of the cup’s volume. When the chai is ready – pour into your cup.
Iced tea-brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice, milk, sugar and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water].
Kama Sutra Chai – contains high levels of antioxidants, a mix of Indian and Kenyan black teas with ginger, coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, rose petals, jasmine and lavender blossoms. Deep, full flavour exuding sensuous floral, sassy and spicy notes.