Shanghai Chai Loose Tea
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This intriguing green tea variety of a classic black chai transports you straight to the tea houses of old Shanghai. The subtle nuttiness of the fired green tea works wonders with warm spices of cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, while sweet spearmint and invigorating ginger make for a refreshing finish. There's even a twist of black pepper in the finish. Yum cha, as the Chinese say.
• Origin: China
• Tea type: Green
• Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 100g = 50 cups
25% Cardamom, 20% Green Tea, 20% Cinnamon, 15% Spearmint, 10% Ginger, 5% Cloves, Black Pepper
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.
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More about this Tea
Warming oriental spices
With a fruit salad for the ultimate detox experience!
We’ve given our Shanghai Chai the number 84, in reference to the famous Huxinting Teahouse in Shanghai, first built in 1784.
The origins of tea lie in China: legend has it that it was discovered when a few leaves fell into the mythical emperor Shennong's cup of hot water. Today China produces thousands of different varieties ranging from black and green tea to more unusual teas, like puerh or yellow tea.
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 55-75 degrees
- Wait for 2-3 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
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