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Masala Chai | Organic

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Masala Chai is a flavorful tea that captures the essence of traditional Indian flavors, literally translated as "Spiced Tea". With countless variations of recipes, our classic blend is carefully crafted in-house to offer a spicy, full-bodied experience that engages the senses.

The black tea base is a blend of premium teas, including robust Indian Assam CTC and other full-leaf varieties of Indian and African teas, chosen for their rich flavors and depth. This solid foundation combines seamlessly with invigorating spices, as the warmth of ginger root and cinnamon pairs with the distinct notes of cardamom. At the same time, the subtle kick of clove and black pepper adds complexity.

Each sip takes you on a flavorful journey rooted in the warmth and tradition of India's cherished tea culture, reflecting the dedication and passion behind this special infusion.

Extra Info:

The CTC in Assam CTC is an acronym for "Crush, Tear, Curl," and refers to the unique manufacturing process used to produce this strong and bold tea. Unlike regular tea processing methods that preserve the whole leaf, CTC involves macerating the tea leaves into tiny granules. This method yields a robust, full-bodied flavor and a quicker infusion, making Assam CTC a popular choice for Masala Chai blends, as it holds up well against the rich and complex spices and milk.

The origin of "Masala Chai" can be traced back to over 5,000 years ago, when it was used as a healing concoction in Ayurvedic medicine. This masala mix did not initially contain any tea leaves, as it was purely a blend of spices and herbs designed to provide various health benefits. It was only after the British introduced tea cultivation to India that black tea leaves were incorporated into the mix, resulting in the modern-day Masala Chai that we know and love.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 6 minutes.

Other Brewing Options:

This is a more traditional way of making Masala Chai. You can adjust the amount of tea, spices, milk, or sweetener to suit your personal taste. Feel free to experiment and discover your perfect blend!

  1. In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add 4 teaspoons of our Masala Chai blend to the boiling water. Reduce the heat to low and let the tea leaves and spices simmer for 5-7 minutes. This allows the flavors to meld together and the spices to release their aromas fully.
  3. After simmering, add 1 cup of milk (or milk alternative) to the saucepan and bring the mixture back to a gentle boil. You can adjust the ratio of milk to water based on your preference for creaminess.
  4. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low again and let the tea simmer for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  5. If you prefer a sweeter taste, add your choice of sweetener (sugar, honey, or agave syrup) to the saucepan and stir until it dissolves.
  6. Strain the Masala Chai into your favorite cups or teapot to remove the tea leaves and spices.

Ingredients:

  • Organic: black tea, ginger root, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, and black pepper

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Masala Chai is a flavorful tea that captures the essence of traditional Indian flavors, literally translated as "Spiced Tea". With countless variations of recipes, our classic blend is carefully crafted in-house to offer a spicy, full-bodied experience that engages the senses.

The black tea base is a blend of premium teas, including robust Indian Assam CTC and other full-leaf varieties of Indian and African teas, chosen for their rich flavors and depth. This solid foundation combines seamlessly with invigorating spices, as the warmth of ginger root and cinnamon pairs with the distinct notes of cardamom. At the same time, the subtle kick of clove and black pepper adds complexity.

Each sip takes you on a flavorful journey rooted in the warmth and tradition of India's cherished tea culture, reflecting the dedication and passion behind this special infusion.

Extra Info:

The CTC in Assam CTC is an acronym for "Crush, Tear, Curl," and refers to the unique manufacturing process used to produce this strong and bold tea. Unlike regular tea processing methods that preserve the whole leaf, CTC involves macerating the tea leaves into tiny granules. This method yields a robust, full-bodied flavor and a quicker infusion, making Assam CTC a popular choice for Masala Chai blends, as it holds up well against the rich and complex spices and milk.

The origin of "Masala Chai" can be traced back to over 5,000 years ago, when it was used as a healing concoction in Ayurvedic medicine. This masala mix did not initially contain any tea leaves, as it was purely a blend of spices and herbs designed to provide various health benefits. It was only after the British introduced tea cultivation to India that black tea leaves were incorporated into the mix, resulting in the modern-day Masala Chai that we know and love.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 212°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 6 minutes.

Other Brewing Options:

This is a more traditional way of making Masala Chai. You can adjust the amount of tea, spices, milk, or sweetener to suit your personal taste. Feel free to experiment and discover your perfect blend!

  1. In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add 4 teaspoons of our Masala Chai blend to the boiling water. Reduce the heat to low and let the tea leaves and spices simmer for 5-7 minutes. This allows the flavors to meld together and the spices to release their aromas fully.
  3. After simmering, add 1 cup of milk (or milk alternative) to the saucepan and bring the mixture back to a gentle boil. You can adjust the ratio of milk to water based on your preference for creaminess.
  4. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low again and let the tea simmer for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  5. If you prefer a sweeter taste, add your choice of sweetener (sugar, honey, or agave syrup) to the saucepan and stir until it dissolves.
  6. Strain the Masala Chai into your favorite cups or teapot to remove the tea leaves and spices.

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So so good! I love the flavors in this chai. A perfect spice!

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This is a really solid chai. The balance of spices is good and the tea is strong enough for two brews. Sometimes I find the black pepper to be a bit strong (and I have had it leak into my cup from my diffuser which is not ideal) but overall very enjoyable. Just be sure to stir it up before you scoop it out so you don't end up with tons of pepper at the bottom of the bag!

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4 Stars

I was recommended to try NM Tea Co and I started with this tea. One of the best decisions I've ever made. Now, I feel like I haven't started my mornings right if I don't start it with a cup of my new favorite chai tea!

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5 Stars

My absolute go-to. Warm with just the right amount of spice. Love it!

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5 Stars

The best Masala Chai I have ever tasted! Perfect balance of black tea and spices.

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5 Stars

If you like black teas, this is the winner! It's my favourite by far. Very smooth, yet rich at the same time. I'm recommend you all to get this one!

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5 Stars

We moved to Canada from ABQ, and decided to get our teas from NM company. We love the service and atmosphere at NMTea Company. Can't wait to go back to NM and get some tea in person.

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5 Stars

An all around good tea! This tea is very aromatic,spicy and smooth. Loved it from the first time I tasted it. Also, the service at NM Tea Company is fabulous.

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5 Stars

.A cup of tea made with a teaspoon of this chai with a little of ginger cinnamon is a great way to start the day.

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5 Stars

I have tried many different chais, and I always come back to this one. I can't write a flowery review other than to say that the quality and service at NM Tea is the best. Thank you,David, for the free shipping.

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5 Stars

While nothing can beat blending your own chai, this is the best pre made chai I have found. I still doctor it up a bit, but it's also pretty enjoyable as is.

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5 Stars

I ordered this tea fully expecting it to be flavorful and transcendental, as a truly good chai should be. Based on my other orders from NM Tea, I had no doubt that I was in for a treat. Item arrived extremely fast. I must tell you that not only was I delighted by this chai, but I would have to agree with the other review in saying that this is without a doubt the best chai I've ever had. It set the tone for an entire evening of music and enchanting conversation.

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5 Stars

This is the best chai I've ever had. Stumbled upon it when I was in Albuquerque and had to order more when I got home to California.

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5 Stars

I generally do not care for Chai. It tends to be far over spiced and with far too much clove. This Chai, however, is well balanced and I must admit to loving the hint of black pepper. I also enjoyed the velvety reddish colour of the tea.

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