Desi Masala Chai

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger
Flavors
Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Malt, Molasses, Spicy, Sweet
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Loose Leaf, Tea Bag
Caffeine
Medium
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From Tea People

A robust, full flavoured malty Assam blended with traditional spices like cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and ginger.

When tea was first grown in India to break Chinese monopoly on tea, it was not a popular beverage among the locals. The usual practice was to drink ‘kadha’ instead which was water and milk boiled with spices (as was recommended according to the Ayurveda, an ancient alternative medicinal system based in India). The Indian Tea association (at that time under the British) promoted tea among them in the preferred British way by adding a little milk and sugar. However Indian vendors began adding tea to the kadha they drank already. Although the Tea association at that time frowned at this practice as this reduced the usage (and thus the purchase) of tea leaves, the practice stuck and Chai tea was born! A perfect morning tea or a tea for a busy day.

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I am going to apologize in advance if there is no blog post tomorrow, because I am going in for an Endoscopy, and they tend to leave you a bit dopey and derpy afterwards. Man, my doctor group that I currently have is awesome, I was expecting to have to wait at the very least a week before I could get a biopsy, but only a day, that is so crazy. Color me impressed, though slightly cranky about not being able to eat or drink after midnight. No late night sipping for me tonight.

Today’s tea is Desi Masala Chai from Tea People, a blend of Assam tea, Cardamon, Ginger, Cinnamon, and Cloves. I am so enamored of Chai that is loaded with big chunks of spices and whole cardamon pods, I tend to giggle maniacally when I get my greedy little fingers on some like that. Not only does this chai have some awesome looking ingredients, Tea People is one of those companies that is really focuses doing good things for tea growers, I suggest giving their website a looking over, it is pretty nifty. The aroma of the tea is expectantly spicy, deliciously so, I would go as far as mouth-wateringly so, but it is no secret that I go gaga for spices. The Assam is rich and malty with notes of molasses as well, it is quite sweet, also the spices are strong but well balanced. None of this cinnamon elbowing its way to the front or the ginger tripping the cardamon so it can be the bell of the ball. We all know cardamon is polite and would never do anything to be a dominating aroma.

After giving the dry leaves and spices a nice steeping, the now wet leaves (and accouterments) still smell aaaamazing. Very rich and malty with sweet molasses and intense spices. As with the dry leaves the spices dance together perfectly and do not engage is spicy slap fighting for dominance. The liquid (pre-cream and sugar) is very rich, almost heady (or at the very least intoxicating) with strong notes of malt and molasses and intense and well balanced spice. I am practically bouncing with excitement to try this this.

Adding cream (actually half and half) and sugar for a traditional chai, my favorite way to sip this spicy, Indian tea. Oh man, this is one delicious chai, it is extremely rich and malty with sweet notes of molasses and an almost earthy finish to it. Of course the spices are having a party across my palate, the cardamon and ginger seem to be dominate and the cinnamon and cloves takes a backseat. Even though those two dominate they still seem really balanced, it is not a kick in the face of ginger or cardamon (cardamon can do no wrong!!) but more of a gentle strength. Personally I am a very big fan of Chai that are more dominated by cardamon (no surprise there) or ginger, but I think those who are also fans of the other spices will not feel neglected.

For photos and blog: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2014/07/tea-people-desi-masala-chai-tea-review.html

Flavors: Malt, Molasses, Spicy

Sarsonator

Lovely review, as always.

That’s pretty intense stuff… so I feel confident saying that we will all totally forgive you if there’s no post tomorrow! I hope all goes well for you!!!!

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

aww thank you, I hope it goes well too, if all works out I will go back to normal in no time.

Sarsonator

That’s what I like to hear! :)

hippiechick 42

Sounds yummy and I hope all goes well tomorrow.

Amanda 'SoggyEnderman' Wilson

Thanks! This chai is certainly addictive, I am going to have to get more!

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Backlog:

A really fine Chai! The dry leaf aroma is amazing. Even though the ingredients are the “usual suspects” when it comes to the average chai, with this blend, the ingredients have been blended masterfully. The spices aren’t competing with one another, they work to complement each other.

The assam is rich and malty and the spices are blended in just the right way. It’s warm, zesty and spicy, but not over-the-top. Just right!

Check out my full-length review of this one: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/20/desi-masala-chai-blend-tea-people/

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First Sip Thought: “Warm, cozy and spicy!”

Smell: The fragrant is beyond amazing. I did not expect anything less though coming from a Chai tea and after I read the ingredients. I was glad to not be disappointed. It’s a well balanced blend of each spice included.

Taste: I have not had a chai in a long time and the moment I took my first sip from this cup I was instantly hooked and started regretting not making an entire pot for myself! This Desi Masala Chai has a burst of so many spicy flavours! It’s the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. It’s a great pick me up for an early morning day as it’s bold taste surely perked me up. It’s never an overpowering taste of a certain spice which I love a lot because in the past, some chai teas for me were way too cinnamon-y. I made this tea with sugar and warmed up milk which made it even more heavenly and definitely so creamy! I would recommend this tea to anyone, especially for a cold wintery morning when you just want to stay in bed all day and not go out there. This tea is like a motivator in a cup. Go for it!

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