Decaffeinated ** Black Tea -Masala Chai - 4 oz loose tea - Spiced Black Tea to be steeped with milk/cream and sugar - a new favorite among our customers!
Our Traditional Indian Chai tea uses a decaf Ceylon black tea as a base with cinnamon, ginger root, cardamom, variety of peppercorns, and cloves to give it a nice spicy kick.
A very popular blend, the whole leaf black tea leaves are blended with warm spices to make this tea the perfect winter drink, even though lots of our customers drink Masala Chai iced all year long.
The black tea base is Ceylon, named from the region the tea is grown. The tea leaves are grown and dried to remain whole. As you steep the tea in hot water, you will be able to view the leaves opening back up to release the tea flavors.
Fun fact, per the Tea Association of the USA, in 2021, Americans consumed almost 85 billion servings of tea, or more than 3.9 billion gallons. About 84% of all tea consumed was black tea.
DECAF Masala Chai is excellent hot or iced. You can steep in water or milk. The milk gives the drink a smooth latte feel.
ICED: The Masala Chai blend is lovely iced on a hot summer day or served with brunch. Use 1/4 cup of the tea blend steeped in 1 gallon of boiling water or hot milk (you can use any milk – your choice) for 4 minutes. Add sweetener (we love to add Maine maple syrup) to taste and cool in refrigerator. (If steeped over 4 minutes the tea will burn and have a bitter taste – if this happens, add a ¼ teaspoon baking soda. Adding the baking soda will also clear up the tea if it becomes cloudy.
Hot: The warm spicy flavors make this an excellent hot tea. Use 1 teaspoon of Masala Chai Tea in 1 cup of boiling water or milk (any milk) for 4 minutes. Add sweetener (brown sugar or maple syrup) and milk, if you did not steep in milk. (If steeped over 4 minutes the tea will burn and have a bitter taste. You can steep the same tea bag several times during one sitting.
Great News! Per the Tea Association of the USA, Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water, and can be found in almost 80% of all U.S. households. It is the only beverage commonly served hot or iced, anytime, anywhere, for any occasion. On any given day, over 159 million Americans are drinking tea.