Himalayan Spiced Chai

Tea type
Black Chai Blend
Ingredients
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Flavors
Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Herbaceous, Herbs, Peppercorn, Spices, Spicy
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205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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  • “Homemade advent day 3 This is a very spicy chai (potent) with little actual tea. I was a bit worried drinking this late in the day (of course, I didn’t fall asleep until after 2am) but the blend...” Read full tasting note
    76
  • “Another chai from the tea box! This blend comes off as strangely a little smoky? I found it tastiest when it was freshly brewed, as opposed to the slight bitterness it’s acquired as it’s been...” Read full tasting note
    70
  • “‘Samurai’ Traveling Teabox – Tea #8 This was much less spicy than the chai I had the other day!  Despite being almost convinced by the lovely Uplifting Chai I had from Plum Deluxe last week, I...” Read full tasting note
    81

From Rakkasan Tea

Grown and harvested on a small family-owned estate high in the Himalayan foothills of eastern Nepal, Himalayan Spiced Chai is a blend of black tea with a flavorful homemade mix of Ayurvedic spices. Spices include cloves, cinnamon leaves, orange peel, ginger, green cardamom, lemongrass, coriander seeds, black pepper and nutmeg.

Brewing instructions
Amount: 2 grams of loose tea (1 teaspoon) per cup of water
Temperature: 205 ̊ (Just below a rolling boil)
Steep time: 4 – 5 minutes

About Our Nepalese Tea

Grown in the Himalayan foothills, Nepalese tea is extraordinary. However, years of industry underdevelopment, coupled with a decade-long civil war, served to stunt Nepal’s economy. Development of tea farming in the country suffered as a result. Since the signing of a peace accord in 2006, Nepal’s tea growers have sought to share their product with more and more drinkers around the world.

Our Nepalese tea comes from small farms in Ilam and Panchthar, a region just 45 miles west of Darjeeling, at an altitude of between 5,000 and 6,000 feet. The region is semi-tropical and very sunny, but has abundant rainfall.

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3 Tasting Notes

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Homemade advent day 3

This is a very spicy chai (potent) with little actual tea. I was a bit worried drinking this late in the day (of course, I didn’t fall asleep until after 2am) but the blend really looks like it barely has any black tea in it.

I can taste all of the spices (cinnamon, clove, and peppercorn) with hints of cardamon. I can’t taste citrus or nutmeg, but this is a bit of an odd blend. I like the addition of citrus (lemongrass and orange) but I wish I could taste it. There is also a herbaceous flavour like dried bay leaf or tarragon.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Herbaceous, Herbs, Peppercorn, Spices, Spicy

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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Another chai from the tea box! This blend comes off as strangely a little smoky? I found it tastiest when it was freshly brewed, as opposed to the slight bitterness it’s acquired as it’s been sitting. I’m not sure what spices are in this blend. I can definitely see, but not taste, lemongrass. The flavor is strong, but not spicy. I haven’t liked it as much as some others in the box, but that may just be preference.

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‘Samurai’ Traveling Teabox – Tea #8
This was much less spicy than the chai I had the other day!  Despite being almost convinced by the lovely Uplifting Chai I had from Plum Deluxe last week, I don’t usually like lemongrass or orange peel in my chai.  But they aren’t too bad here.  I like the addition of nutmeg in this, but I’m not really tasting it.  Why cinnamon LEAVES but no cinnamon?  That’s a weird choice… The resulting flavor is sweet and mildly spicy. Wisps of citrus in the second steep.  The black tea leaves in the blend are sparse, so the brew isn’t too dark. But I NEED dark chai.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 18 minutes after boiling // 2 1/2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled  // 5 minute steep

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