Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Masala Chai - Chai Indian Spicy Tea is a Tea Blend from India made special with a variety of herbs and spices. Specifically, it contains Assam Tea BOP, cardamon, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
These ingredients combined make for a heavenly infusion boasting bold, spicy notes with malty undertones. Perhaps best of all, we pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory.
But that’s not all on offer here. Masala Chai - Chai Indian Spicy Tea contains a significant amount of caffeine (approx. 45-mg per 8-oz cup).
It might also, according to research, come with Chai Tea benefits. The Black Tea Leaves alone offer countless vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants.
Throw its other components into the mix and you have a truly nutritious beverage from start to finish.
Chai Indian Spicy Tea - All You Need to Know:
The term “Masala Chai,” translated from Hindi, means “Spiced Tea” (मसालेदार चाय). In many respects, then, calling it “Chai Tea” is a misnomer because it’s simply repeating its name.
The phrase has nevertheless stuck. The history of the beverage itself, meanwhile, arguably dates back thousands of years to when it consisted of herbs and spices without even having any Tea leaves.
During this period, the people of India brewed up Ayurvedic infusions (a part of an ancient holistic healing practice) known as “Kadhas.” It wasn’t until a Scotsman named Robert Bruce discovered Assam Tea in 1823 that the potential for a modern-day Chai came about.
Even then, though, it took a while before blending Tea leaves with other local ingredients became popular.
Chai as we know it today only really arrived during the First World War (1914-1918). This was when the British Raj controversially introduced “Tea breaks” for Indian factory workers in the hope that it might boost the economy.
The competitive business of selling Tea soon saw vendors attempting to stand out from the crowd. They subsequently added herbs and spices used in Kadhas to cater to Indian tastes.
Now, Chai has left behind its colonial origins to become a brew for the masses. Our Chai Indian Spicy Tea is one of the finest examples - as, hopefully, you’re about to find out!
Why not try it yourself and indulgence today with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company? We guarantee you won’t be disappointed by its extraordinary taste, character and health benefits!
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Some serve it without additions. Most, however, have it with milk, sugar, honey or lemon.
Tasting Notes: Embrace a spicy-malty fusion of flavour from first to last sip. (When we say “spicy,” it’s worth noting, we’re NOT talking about overpowering heat.)
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Chai Indian Spicy Tea Benefits
The cinnamon found in Masala Chai can work as an immune system booster due to its abundance in polyphenolic antioxidants and proanthocyanidins. Cloves, meanwhile, can stimulate digestion.
Then there is cardamom, which may prevent abdominal fat deposition. Finally, the Black Tea leaves can provide a multitude of Chai Tea benefits.
Perhaps most noteworthy is the fact that they can enhance cognitive function, thus marginally reducing the risk of developing dementia.