Rare Masala Chai

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Regular price £6.99
(17p per cup)

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A rich black tea with freshly ground spices. Unlike a traditional Masala Chai, which often uses a low grade tea and disguises it with spices, this is a beautifully hand-crafted tea carefully enhanced with spices.

Deliciously enlivening.

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23 May 2020
Olga
Great balanced masala chai

This is an amazing blend! So sm

G
26 February 2020
Giuliana
Lovely blend of spices and high quality black tea

This is the first Masala chai I've tasted that has such a beautiful flavor it doesn't need any milk or sugar.

E
03 November 2019
Estel
Perfect As-Is

After opening, I was wary since the tea leaves were much finer than I am used to for marsala chai. I could certainly tell that real spices were used instead of flavoring, not just from the smell but I could see some of the spices. I eyeballed an amount for 4 cups of tea and heated the water. After ~2 minutes, I poured my mother and I a cup each. She drank it as-is (no milk or sugar), and her response was: "I like it since I don't need to add milk or sugar to cut the flavor. It's perfect as-is without being oppressive." I added in a splash of milk. The flavor is there, but it is not overwhelming. This will be coming with me and it will be replacing my current marsala chai loose-leaf at work. My biggest gripe is just that I wish I could buy more than 50 g at a time - that's about 20 cups, which when I'm sharing with my mother, brings me down to ~2 weeks of tea.

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Shake well before use to distribute the spice and leaves evenly. Due to the size of the grind, some sediment from the spices may get through and we would suggest using the finest strainer you own.

Quantity

Use 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water.

Temperature

For the optimum infusion use 80°C (176°F) water, or if you prefer it with milk use 100°C (212°F) water.

Time

Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.

Infusions

You can infuse this tea at least twice.  With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

17p per cup based on 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.

If you want to make your Masala Chai, latte style - we recommend making a strong two-minute infusion of 60ml of boiling water with 2.5g of tea and then adding hot full fat milk.

You could also try infusing the tea in hot, full fat milk - fat carries flavour and is delicious - heat 2.5g of tea per 150ml of full fat milk until just below simmering point.

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Origin & Craft

Our Rare Masala Chai is a combination of hand-crafted black tea blended from harvests across a small, independent estate in the Shire Highlands of Malawi. We then blend in our own masala chai spice mix - created in London in very small batches to guarantee quality and flavour. Our spice mix is made up from ginger, green cardamom, black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon.

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