The Tao of Tea, 100% Organic Black Tea & Spices, 500 Mile Chai, 4.0 oz (114 g)57 Reviews
Expiration Date: Dec 2016
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Shipping Weight: 0.53 lbs (0.24 kg)
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- Product Code: TOT-91000
- UPC Code: 689951910004
- Package Quantity: 4.0 oz (114 g)
- Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.3 x 4.3 in, 0.45 lbs (0.2 kg)
- Artisan Quality
- Pure Leaf Teas
- USDA Organic
- Brews 60 Cups
Chai is an integral part of life in India and simply translates to 'Tea' in Hindi. Calling it 'Chai tea' is considered redundant. Chaiwallahs' (tea vendors) are present at street corners brewing basic black tea with spices especially during early morning.
500 Mile Chai
The tale of '500 Mile Chai' originates from the many late night truck drivers stopping at small Chai stands 'Dhabas' on the highway and asking for really strong, sweet Chai to help them drive long distances (in a humorous tone - 'for another 500 miles').
Choice of the Leaf
The grade of tea commonly used for Chai is known as 'Cut, Tear and Curl (CTC)', representing a heavily rolled leaf pellet with very low moisture content. It is ideal for boiling, which is the traditional way to make Chai.
Once the leaf has been optimally boiled, adding milk and sugar provides a delightful 'Golden Glow'.
We hand blend the organic black tea with organic spices - ginger, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon.
Chaiwallahs in India offer chai in simple kettles and small tapered glasses. 'Kasoras' (Chai Cups) made of low fired clay are also famous for imparting a distinct 'Earthiness' to the brew.
Use one teaspoon of 500 Mile Chai for eight ounces water. Bring to full boil for three minutes. Add whole milk/soy milk (in ratio of 1/4th milk to 3/4 water), and let boil another two minutes. Strain and sweeten to taste.
100% organic black tea leaves, 100% organic cinnamon, 100% organic dried ginger, 100% organic cloves, 100% organic cardamom.
iHerb Customer Reviews
Tea is very good, but a lot of cloves. I removed the cloves, and tea is even better. A wonderful package, which can be used again and again. Tightly closed, do not miss the moisture inside. I'll try another tea this brand.
This product was everything I wanted it to be. A very strong and flavor chai that tastes like authentic masala indian chai. I loved it and will continue to buy.