Chilli Chai Loose Tea
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A spicy blend of loose leaf black tea, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves, and a pinch of chilli for an invigorating kick.
In the streets of Mumbai, you'll be offered glasses of steaming hot chai steeped in shed-loads of sugar. Add a topping of frothy milk and a spoonful of honey to our Chilli Chai and you'll have yourself a chai latte.
• Tea type: Black
• Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 100g = 50 cups
• Ideal for using with: Glass Pao Infuser Mug, Chelsea Glass Teapot with Infuser and Infusers & Strainers
Black Tea, 22% Cardamom, 16% Cinnamon, 14 % Ginger, 9% Cloves, 5% Chilli, Safflower Petals
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.
Stackable Caddy: If you choose the caddy option it will stack with our other tea caddies
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More about this Tea
Sweet, aromatic spices with a chilli kick
Indian style food makes a perfect match
The word "chai" means tea in many languages, deriving from the Mandarin Chinese "chá". The first English record of the word dates back to 1615 when an English merchant sent a letter to Macao requesting "the very best sort of chaw". We’re not sure if his request was met with success, but we’ve given this tea the number 615 nevertheless…
Ever since our founder Walter Whittard weighed out tea leaves behind his high mahogany counter, we've been experimenting with our own inventive blends. Today you'll find extraordinary creativity in our collection, from unique twists on classics like English Breakfast to more inventive blends laden with fruit and flowers.
How to Make
1 tsp loose tea
- Pop 1 tsp of loose tea per cup into a Pao mug or teapot with an infuser
- Pour in 200ml water per cup boiled to 98 degrees
- Wait for 3-5 minutes
- Remove infuser and enjoy
2 tsp loose tea
100ml freshly boiled water
Fruit or mint to garnish (optional)
- Add the loose tea to a refillable teabag or an infuser and place in a cup or heat-resistant glass
- Pour over freshly boiled water. Remove the teabag/infuser
- Top up with plenty of ice
- Garnish with fruit and sprigs of mint if desired
Masala Chai – Hindi for "spiced tea" – has long been served by chaiwalas as a traditional Indian street drink. Tea was only later added during the British Raj, but the essential blend of spices and hot milk remained the same.
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