What is Spiced Chai Tea?

In many parts of India there is a saying that loosely translated as "Spiced Chai...the tea that eats like a meal" and in certain parts of India it's true.  Traditional Indian chai is a heady mix of spice and tea.  Chai recipes are handed down from generation to generation the way westerners pass on grandma's apple pie recipe.  The tea is traditionally brewed by boiling milk, adding good thick black tea, various spices and then boiling it again.   The resulting mixture is thick, spicy and incredibly full-bodied.  Luckily, if you're in India, spicy fresh chai is available just about everywhere.  Chai-sellers, known as Chai Wallahs sell their concoctions at roadside stalls, train stations, anywhere you can think of.  The tea is served in small clay cups known as chullarhs that are smashed on the ground once the tea is finished.  Our Master taster has sampled literally hundreds of chai's served everywhere from Bombay to Darjeeling.  Of all of these, one stands out above all the rest.  Just outside of the airport in Guwahati, Assam, there is a cab-stand tucked in behind a local shrine.  While waiting for a plane to take her back to Calcutta many years ago, she accepted a cup of chai from the local Wallah.  The cup, with its blend of pepper, cinnamon, cardamom and other spices quite literally blew his mind.  It was this cup that inspired our version of Indian Spice Chai.

Spiced Chai Tea is available here: https://perfectbodytea.com/products/spiced-chai

 

 

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