Classic Chai tea
Chai, meaning “tea” in Hindi, is a spiced tea that is drunk in India. Our classic Chai is inspired by traditional masala chai, a deliciously spicy tea (Masala meaning blend of spices in Hindi).
Particularly rich in spices and flavors, it is made with organic Korakundah tea from the Nilgiri mountains in South India. The Korakundah Garden is nestled at high altitude, benefiting from exceptional natural conditions to create a powerful tea. This tea pairs admirably well with the full range of flavors expressed by our spices.
Chai is traditionally drunk in India with milk and sugar, but it is perfectly suitable to be enjoyed on its own, without anything added.
We only use and marry plants. (Without added flavorings or anything else)
Net weight : 80g
Composition : Ceylon Cinnamon, Organic Korakundah Black Tea, Cardamom, Licorice, Lemongrass, Galangal, Ginger, Clove
Conditionnement : Resealable kraft bag
Plant & perfume
Chai is the meeting of two cultures: that of tea and those of spices. It seemed obvious to us to combine Indian tea with our spices. For this we make a Nilgiris tea. The Nilgiris district is a region in the west of the state of Tamil Nadu in India. Teas from the Nilgiris have been recognized among the finest teas in the world. Along with Darjeeling and Assam teas, they are among the most famous teas in India.
Korakundah tea is one of these teas. It is a spicy and fruity tea that balances all the flavors of the spices in this chai.
You will have warm and sweet notes from Ceylon cinnamon, liquorice and slightly camphoric notes from cardamom and liquorice. Finally you will appreciate the citrus notes of lemongrass, galangal and ginger and a hint of clove for some caramelized notes.
Cooking and Virtue
With chai, the spices need a little more time to express themselves. We will start with an infusion at 80° for around 10 minutes.
Real chai is consumed with milk and sugar. When your chai tea is ready add lukewarm milk and sugar to your liking. But it can absolutely be drunk without milk and without sugar.
It is a warming, spicy and fragrant tea.
No flavors are added artificially, we only work with plants and spices. They express enough not to add aromas to this natural tea.
A long journey
The Korakundah tea plantation is located in the Nilgiri range of southern India. It is spread over 2,200 hilly acres and is part of the UNTE (United Nilgiri Tea Estates) founded in 1858 by Sir Robery Stanes. It was listed in the Limca Book of National Records as “the highest tea garden in the country”, with a tea plantation at an altitude of over 2400m. The area of the estate is 925 hectares, including 275 hectares of planted area, while a significant area is preserved in the form of meadows and unpolluted bodies of water. She is entirely organic and has developed her own self-sustaining input unit, housing 180 cows, helping them use cow dung as compost.