Chai, pronounced with a chocolaty “ch” and rhyming with “sky” is a generic word for “tea” in many parts of the world. It is a sweet, exotic mixture of milk, tea, and spices. Chai’s history is over 5000 years old, with its creators enjoying it both hot and cold. Some stories say it was invented by a royal king in the ancient courts of India & Siam who protected the recipe as one of his treasures.
However, its roots can be traced unmistakably to the Hindu natural healing system called “ayurveda” in which combinations of spices, herbs and tea were used for their health benefits in serving as a digestive aid. Since its beginning, chai recipes have varied, and today, they differ by region, neighborhood and even by household. Recipes are handed down from generation to generation, so that having a cup of chai does not simply mean enjoying a relaxing beverage, but also experiencing a family tradition.
Traditional Loose Leaf Chai Indian Spice Fine Ground Tea, is so much better than instant mixes when you make a pot of freshly steeped Chai Indian Spice Tea! The ultimate standard of black tea, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, & black pepper delivers nothing better on a cool winter night and makes a great iced for making those latte' on hot summer days. Perfect with milk or cream but can stand on its own. Great over ice for making lattes'! This traditional, time honored standby is just superb. You can not go wrong with this variety of robust, delicious tea. Just like the cardamom spiced tea in fine Indian Restaurants! A best seller "pick me up" tea a is great for digestion. Great, fresh flavor.
We sell this wonderful loose leaf chai tea as a decaffeinated blend too.
Our Caffeine Free version of loose leaf Chai tea is blended with traditional Indian spices and Rooibos tea which has no caffeine. It makes a fantastic evening tea - settles the stomach and relaxes the body and mind!
For those of you who like chocolate, try our rich double chocolate sugar free chai tea and those who love Vanilla our wedding chai! For an exotic flavored green chai tea, Kishmiri chai is rich in aroma and flavor with cinnamon and almonds - yuuuumy!
My loose leaf chai tea brewing instructions: I recommend steeping 1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons of the loose leaf chai tea in boiling hot water for at least 5 minutes. Add milk and honey to taste.