Discover Chai Teas!

 

 

Chai Tea With or Without Milk?

 Chai Tea is always spiced, so makes for a uniquely flavoursome drink. Many people frequently ask whether to use milk or sugar when drinking Chai Tea, and we always say, drink it whichever way you fancy. However, we recommend if you are going to add milk that it is hot as this brings out the full flavour of the tea and spices. Traditionally, condensed milk was used for Masala Chai, but in western countries, whole milk is generally preferred. If you choose to brew your Chai with condensed milk, you may want to skip adding sugar as condensed milk is often sweet enough! Alternatively, we recommend brown sugar with Chai Tea as it draws out the spicy nuances and can create a delicious caramelised taste. Chai Tea is well suited to autumn as the distinctive taste, and warming flavours are ideal for a cosy night by the fire!

 

Chai Latte

Chai lattes have been a firm favourite as an alternative to frothy coffees across the globe for at least a decade. An exciting mix of flavours and cultures, Chai Latte's origins begin with the Masala Chai that is drunk across India. The fragrant blend is served with milk and sugar to create a sweet and indulgent drink that is richly aromatic.

Travel to India, and you'll hear the distinctive cry of tea sellers ringing from pretty much every street corner: "Chai garam," they call out, "masala chaaai!"

Sadly, the increasing popularity of Chai in the UK has led to the production of instant varieties, which are made by adding boiling water to a freeze-dried powder. Suffice it to say, the result bears little relation to proper Chai Tea and doesn't do justice to the complexity of its flavours, or its rich Indian heritage.

 

 

 

 

Cup of Tea's Chai Teas

Our Chai Teas are produced using a standard method. This simply involves boiling black tea leaves with warming spices like cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger and fennel. The result is a drink that is pleasing on the palate and stimulates the senses – and we have got a variety of different flavours to give it that extra little bit of edge.

There is a Chai Tea to suit all tastes. Our selected range is just the tip of the iceberg, and we've selected our favourites, which we hope you will enjoy discovering!

 

Loose Leaf Tea

 


Masala Chai

Our Masala Chai is cracking with flavour as the black Assam tea is combined with Chai spices including ginger, anise, black peppercorns, clove, cinnamon and fennel.

This exotic, spicy tea from India is both mysterious and delicious and can be enjoyed on its own or with milk and sugar.

 

 

 

 

Limited Edition Spicy Caramel Chai

 This amazing Limited Edition Spicy Caramel Chai is a lively blend of green and black tea with caramel and spices.

It's lightly spiced with a sweet melting caramel finish. 

We love it hot but think that cold as an iced tea offers a more intense taste experience.

 

 

 

 

Organic Golden Curcuma Chai

 Our brand new and exotic herbal Chai blend with turmeric is spicy, sweet and naturally caffeine-free.

Real piece of ginger, black peppercorns, liquorice root, turmeric, star anise, clove, cardamom and cinnamon pieces with cocoa create an indulgent and characteristic tea.         

 

  

 

 

 

Chennai Chai Organic

 Our organic Chennai Chai is a traditional Indian spiced tea that is tantalisingly sweet and spicy. The aromatic Indian spiced tea marries the robust and full-bodied taste of black tea with flavours of brazen clove, sweet cinnamon and herbaceous cardamom. The tea has a slightly candied finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rooibos Chai

As a caffeine-free alternative, our Rooibos Chai blend is a carefully blended mix of Rooibos, pieces of cinnamon, ginger, fennel, anise, cloves and cardamom.

The brewed tea is colourful, aromatic and tastes earthy and spicy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teabags

 

Joy of Tea Masala Chai

 Our Joy of Tea Masala Chai is a classic Indian tea blended with powerful Assam and exotic spices.

The large teabag provides all the space the tea and spices need to unfurl and deliver the full flavour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masala Chai Tea Bags

 Our Masala Chai tea bags offer a warming and spicy black tea that can be drunk with or without milk.

The distinctive tea contains black Assam tea, ginger, anise, black peppercorns, cloves, and cinnamon and fennel seeds.

 

 

 

 

 

Recipes

Chai Tea is so versatile that is has been reincarnated into many infusions, brews and recipes. Chai lattes, Chai ices, Chai milkshakes, chocolate Chai, and Rooibos Chai are just a few of the ways the spiced tea has been appropriated over the years by chefs, food bloggers, mixologists and teashop owners. Chai Tea is also a key ingredient in many delicious recipes, from cakes to pancakes to liqueurs.

 

Chai Latte Recipe

 Ingredients:

  • Chai Loose leaf tea (a teaspoon per person)
  • Filtered boiled water
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) whole milk or dairy-free alternative
  • Honey or brown sugar to taste
  • Cinnamon or nutmeg to sprinkle

 

Method:

  • Brew the Chai loose leaf tea with freshly boiled water for 3 to 4 for a sweeter milder latte or up to 8 minutes for a bolder flavour.
  • We recommend a slightly stronger brew so use a slightly heaped teaspoon per cup
  • Warm the milk in a pan and then whisk to get a frothy texture
  • Combine the milk with the Chai tea.
  • Add honey or sugar to taste
  • Sprinkle a dusting of cinnamon or nutmeg.
  • Enjoy!

 

Chai Shortbread Biscuits Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are many ways to combine loose leaf Chai Tea for a fun twist when baking. When cooking with tea, we recommend crushing the loose tea leaves as fine as you can; there will be a crisper consistency if you leave the leaves bigger.

We have a delicious recipe for Chai Tea Shortbread which we think you will love!

 Ingredients:

  • 12 teaspoons of Chai loose leaf tea
  • 115g butter
  • 70g Plain flour
  • 85g light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 200g melted milk chocolate (to drizzle on the top)

 

Method:

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees
  • Put your loose leaf tea in a dry saucepan and lightly toast over medium heat, stirring regularly
  • The tea will become fragrant when it is ready
  • Place the tea leaves in a blender and grind into small pieces
  • In a bowl, sift the flour, ground tea, salt and baking powder together
  • In a separate bowl mix the butter and sugar until you have a creamy consistency
  • Add the vanilla extract and the egg and combine well
  • Transfer the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix well until all the ingredients are combined
  • Use your hands to form the dough into a ball, cover in cling film and put in the fridge for a couple of hours
  • Lightly flour your work surface and transfer your dough, roll out the dough to roughly ½ inch thick
  • Use a biscuit cutter to cut out your shortbread biscuits
  • Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper and bake your biscuits for 15 minutes in the oven
  • While the biscuits are cooling, heat some water in a small pan
  • Cover the pan with a heat-proof bowl and make sure the steam cannot escape Melt the milk chocolate in the bowl stirring until it is completely melted
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cooled biscuits
  • Enjoy!

 

Posted by Alicja McCarthy
5th September 2019

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