Chai Tea Bags (Pyramid)
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Bring to life the spirit of India with our Chai Pyramid Tea Bags. Indulge time and time again on beautifully infused ingredients such as Black Tea, Ginger Root, Cinnamon and Cardamom. Using Pyramid Tea Bags ensures strength of flavour upon brewing owing to there being up to 50% extra room in the Tea Bags for the ingredients to expand and subsequently infuse.
First invented in 1997, Pyramid Tea Bags are now taking the Tea Industry by storm. Be part of the change today while embracing the rich history of Chai Tea. Our Chai Pyramid Tea Bags use a traditional and classic recipe, although there are literally thousands of Indian Chai recipes to choose from. Sometimes, however, simple is best! And nothing is better than our Chai Pyramid Tea Bags.
Tea was first discovered in China some 5,000 years ago, or at least according to legend. Tea from India, meanwhile, was only discovered in 1823. As late as the 20th Century, however, most Indians did not drink Tea. Instead, they preferred Ayurvedic infusions called “Kadhas”, which had long been ingrained in their society as part of the ancient holistic belief system of Ayurveda.
Before and during the First World War (1914-1918), when Britain needed to boost her economy, the British-run Indian Tea Association began an aggressive marketing campaign to encourage Indians to drink Tea. So-called Tea Breaks were introduced to factories, textile mills and mines in an attempt to sway the tastes of then-colonial British subjects.
But it wasn’t without its issues, most notably Tea’s close association with the waning British Raj and the rise in independence sentiment among native Indians. Gandhi, among other famous leaders of the independence movement, discouraged the consumption of Tea, but following India finally (and rightfully) attaining independence in 1947, Tea suddenly became popular amongst the masses. It was only a matter of time before vendors quite literally blended Ayurvedic Kadhas - beverages created from a multitude of herbs and spices - and Indian Tea together to make a new invention, Chai Tea.
Despite its rough beginnings, Chai Tea is now one of the most famous Flavoured Black Teas in the world. It continues to enthral consumers years after year, particularly Chai Teas from The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. We continue to expand our range, developing new recipes to meet a variety of personal tastes. Are our Chai Pyramid Tea Bags to your personal taste? Find out today.
Type of Tea: Black Tea Bags.
Origin: Black tea leaves from India, China and Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon).
Ingredients: Black Tea leaves, Ginger Root, Cinnamon and Cardamom.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choices is yours! Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Flavoursome but not overpowering, our Chai Pyramid Tea Bags boast a spicy kick in cup with a notably sweet aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Chai Tea: Depending on the ingredients included in a Chai Tea, different recipes may offer different health benefits. With our Chai Pyramid Tea Bags, the inclusion of Black Tea leaves (of course!), ginger root, cinnamon and cardamom makes for a match made in heaven. Black Tea leaves contain an abundance of antioxidants capable of combating free radicals in the body.
In turn, this can lead to reduced risks of developing a number of chronic conditions, most notably cardiovascular disease. Ginger root, meanwhile, can improve digestive system health and is known to combat nausea. Some studies have suggested that cinnamon, although not confirmed, contains antibacterial properties. And finally, cardamon, according to ancient Ayurvedic medicine, can balance the three “doshas” for those wishing to take a holistic approach to their ailments.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants
Time of DayAfternoon, Evening
CountryMore Than One Origin