I made a pot of this tea in my 2-cup teapot, and the smells while steeping are so nice! It smells like a very strong chai, which I love, so I’m anxious to give it a go. This is a good one! It’s full-bodied, no bitterness steeped at 4 minutes, and with a bit of sugar and milk, it’s the perfect comfort tea! Very spicy, not much heat though, and absolutely yummy. I’d recommend a smaller amount of milk than you normally put in your chais though, as it seemed to weaken the tea a good bit.
Masala Chai Tea
Chai is brewed with milk and a mixture of spices. Each recipe can be different depending upon the spices used. Indian spiced chai is often referred to as Masala Chai. The word “chai” literally means “tea.” Different languages use various forms of this word – for example Portuguese call it “cha,” Hindus call it “chai,” and in Chinese the sound of the symbol for tea sounds very much like “cha.” “Masala” is the word for the mixture of the various spices – hence Masala Chai.
Our new Masala Chai has a more complex, traditional Masala flavor and is somewhat less peppery than the old version and is considerably less expensive. Black tea flavored with ginger root, cinnamon, green cardamom, ginger and vanilla flavor. Use one teaspoon per cut of fresh boiling water and steep for 3-5 minutes.