Chai Tea

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sample (4 servings)

Increasingly part of the popular culture, chai has been blended for centuries in Southern Asia, with each family recipe subtly unique. Our chai is made with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, allspice, cloves, and black pepper; the spicy blend is then coupled with a hearty black tea to fill out this invigorating beverage. Usually served with cream and sugar, chai is amazing both hot and iced, perfect for summer and winter treats!

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information at a glance

chai tea blend ingredients cinnamon, ginger, green cardamom pods, black tea, allspice, cloves, black pepper
tea blenderMonterey Bay Herb Company
cup color
flavorwarm, spicy, invigorating
caffeine contentcontains caffeine

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

tea typeBlack tea blend with herbs and spices.
storage tipsLike all teas and spices this blend should be kept in an airtight container away from light and heat.

tea profile

for chai tea blend

water temp212°F - boiling
time3-5 minutes
amount1-2 tbsp per 8 oz
decoctionConsider decocting this blend traditionally: Simmer this chai spice blend with milk and cream over sustained heat versus adding pre-heated water for an infusion. Be sure to strain the botanicals from your drink before sipping.
notes on tea strength The strength and flavor of tea is a personal experience.

We aim to provide times and temperatures that reduce the risk of allowing the actual tea leaves (or other delicate herbs in blends) to taste bitter due to too much steep time or to get scorched from too much heat.

If you desire a stronger cup, we suggest using more tea rather than a longer steep time to minimize the potential for a more bitter flavor.

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[ tip: Store your chai tea blend in our round steel tins (4oz, 8oz, 16oz sizes). ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

Store your chai tea blend in our round steel tins (4oz, 8oz, 16oz sizes).

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[ decaf chai ]

Try our decaffeinated chai tea. Made without the addition of black tea, you can enjoy the spicy warm of chai without the kick—OR you could add a decoction of the herbs to coffee for a BIGGER kick.

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[ star anise ]

[ tip: Float a star anise pod ontop of your chai for festive flair and a licorice flavoring. ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Company ]

Float a star anise pod ontop of your chai for festive flair and a licorice flavoring.

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what else you should know

about chai tea blend

Also known as Masala Chai. This caffeinated tea blend is both warm and invigorating. A wintertime favorite, chai can be sweetened with milk and made even more rich with the addition of milk or cream.

With the rise in interest of chai tea worldwide, the moniker "chai" has come to refer to the final flavor, and can be found in concentrate form, teabags, or even paired with coffees of varying strength.

Although this tea can be steeped similar to other black tea blends, this chai blend is designed after more traditional recipes wherein the spices and tea are decocted with milk (or cream) and sugar and then strained before drinking.

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This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
Before making any changes to your diet you should always consult with your doctor,
especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.