CUP CHARACTERISTICS:Mouth enlightening Malabar spices combine with sweet rooibos to create a herbal treat.
INGREDIENTS:Rooibos, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Black + White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg.
INGREDIENTS FROM:South Africa / India / Thailand
CAFFEINE LEVEL:None - Caffeine Free Herb
Rooibos is well known to be one of the most relaxing hot beverages one can brew. The needle shaped leaves of the Rooibos bush, (Latin: Aspalathus linearis) produce a caffeine free drink that is noted by nutritionists and health consultants the world over for its soothing character. Masala chai, with its base mixture of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, clove, and black pepper, is generally considered to be one of the more overtly spicy examples of all blends.
Interestingly the mixture of these two distinct characters gives this chai a lovely sense of balance. Think ying and yang, night and day, or Simon and Garfunkel, (although they did split up I guess!)
Brew yourself a cup, sit back and it will all start to make sense. As with all chais, the complex character of the blend can be wonderfully opened up when prepared with warm soy, or whole milk. Enjoy the complications of this herbal blend!
Important: Turn your bag of Chai upside down a few times. The powdered spices can settle at the bottom of the bag during transit
HOT BREWING METHOD: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).