Typically made using a rich, black tea (usually Assam), this Vanilla Chai tea is loaded with traditional spices, like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper, with a dash of vanilla. We recommend you turn your bag of chai tea upside down a few times after receiving it, as the spices can settle on the bottom of the bag during transit.
For a traditional chai, we recommend bringing freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place a heaping teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot and pour boiling water over the leaves. Let steep for at least 7 minutes, to bring out the “true” chai taste. While the tea is steeping, prepare your cup – use about 2 teaspoons of sugar, and fill about 20% of the cup’s volume with milk.