A piquant blend of delicious and beneficial spices. As the soothing liquid flows down your throat, you'll find yourself immersed in cultural enlightenment. Whether you drink it to alleviate the frosty weather or to unwind after a long day, each sip will bring forth a feeling of warmth and relaxation unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Revitalize yourself with this insanely aromatic beverage.
Country of origin: India, China, Nepal, Sri Lanka
Ingredients: Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Pepper, Cardamom
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straight-up’.
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 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]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!