Blend of black and green teas and organic spices - sweet cinnamon, pungent ginger and sharp clove. Delicious plain or with milk and sugar.
Chai is enjoyed in India in cities and the smallest of villages, and usually is offered to every visitor to a home. In Northern India, where Chai is the beverage of choice, tiny tea stalls line the streets where all day long "chaiwallas" (tea vendors) brew and serve tea.
Chai is usually brewed very strong with lots of sugar and milk and is often concentrated. Traditional Indian Chai combines rich black tea that is boiled in milk and flavored with local spices such as sweet cinnamon, sharp clove, penetrating cardamom, and occasionally black peppercorns, pungent ginger and hot red chilies, and then sweetened with sugar. This spicy tea is brewed in a samovar - type vessel and is always served very hot. Hurried customers often pour a little Chai in the saucer to cool it before drinking.
For our interpretation of this classic Indian drink, we blend organic Assam black and green tea, and organic cinnamon, clove, ginger and cardamom. The brewed tea is very aromatic with a flavor that is slightly sweet, strong and penetrating, with rich, full bodied lingering flavor notes.
This tea is very pleasant plain, or with a splash of milk (regular or evaporated) and sugar added. It is exceptional any time of day, as a rich morning cup, an enjoyable dessert tea, or as a special taste treat.
Assam is the birthplace of Indian tea and the largest tea growing area in the world with more than 2000 tea gardens. Our Organic Assam black and green teas come from the Sewpur Tea Estate in the Tinsukia district of Assam. Sewpur began producing tea in 1906 and now produces 100 metric tons of Organic tea each year. The organic Assam black tea is characterized by distinctive malty flavor, which the best Assams are known for. This full - bodied tea has a warm reddish brown color in the cup, and an invigorating taste that refreshes the body and spirit.
The organic green Assam is characterized by a silver tint on the underside of the tea leaf which signifies strength, freshness and sparkle which are prominent in Assam teas. Sewpur's teas are certified by the renowned "Institute for MarketEcology" in Switzerland, which is an IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) member, recognized worldwide.
Note: Stash Tea is certified organic by Quality Assurance International. QAI is a professional organic certification service that is internationally recognized. QAI's program is designed to certify every step of the organic chain - from the land on which the product is grown, to the growers, to the post harvest facilities and the final processing and handling facilities.
Such diligence provides assurance that the end product is indeed organic and that it complies with state, provincial, national and international organic standards. Products which carry the QAI certification seal convey the confidence of an unbroken "chain of custody" that all materials and processes have been individually certified as organic.