Masala Chai (literally means “mixed-spice tea”) has gained world-wide popularity, and is a cherished tea particularly in the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, where it is locally referred as “Karak tea”. This delicious tea has its roots in Indian traditions, where it is viewed as an herbal decoction, rather than a recreational beverage. Masala Chai tea is made by simmering black tea with Indian spices and herbs, along with milk, and perhaps sugar if desired. The solid tea and spice residues are strained off from masala chai before serving.
(All Organic) Assam black tea, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger root, cloves, black pepper.
Leaf Grade: BOP (Broken Orange Pekoe)
1 full tsp 8 oz. 212°F 3-5 min.
Tried & Tested Tips
For a light version of this black tea, steep for the minimal amount of time.
Authentic Masala Chai is made by simmering the tea tea leaves in equal parts water and milk (1 full tsp/8 oz. cup), over the stove for 7-10 minutes. The dairy product will help to mute out the bitter taste and provide a creamy base for this tea. Sugar is typically added.
Suitable with white sugar, brown sugar, sweetener, honey, condensed milk and maple syrup.