I picked this up on my trip to san francisco. I’m still in search of my perfect chai. I don’t think I’ve ever seen orange peel in any of the chai’s that i’ve tried before, so I thought it might be an interesting twist. The dry scent of this is cloves and an understone of citrus. Once brewed however, this has a really nice taste. The orange brings out the spices nicely without turning this into a “fruity” tea. As usual, I’m drinking this straight. Not a bad Chai…I think I still prefer Verdant’s chai but this is a good blend.
In India, “chai” is the word for tea, and the traditional style of service is to simmer tea with milk and a few spices into a sweet and spicy concoction.
Our Chai is a masala-style black tea, blended with spices for richness and complexity. We’ve upgraded and altered the mix for 2011, opting for a sweet Lychee Black tea as the base, with orange peel, ginger, cloves and cinnamon as spice accents.
A highly aromatic tea traditionally prepared with milk and a small amount of sugar.