One of our collection of fine loose leaf tea from The Rare Tea Company.
A rich black tea with freshly ground spices. This Masala Chai is a combination of hand-crafted black tea blended from harvests across a small, independent estate in the Shire Highlands of Malawi. The Rare Tea Company then blend their our own masala chai spice mix – created in London in very small batches to guarantee quality and flavour. The spice mix is made up from ginger, green cardamom, pepper, cloves and cinnamon. Unlike a traditional Masala Chai, which often uses a low grade tea and disguises it with spices, this is a beautifully hand-crafted tea carefully enhanced with spices and is deliciously enlivening. Serve with or without milk, both hot or cold.
IDEAL SERVING INSTRUCTIONS
Shake well before use to distribute the spice & leaves evenly. Due to the size of the grind, some sediment from the spices may get through and we’d suggest to use finest strainer you own.
If you want to make your Masala Chai, latte style – we recommend making a strong two minute infusion of 60ml water with 2.5g of tea and then adding hot full fat milk.
You could also try infusing in hot, full-fat milk – fat carries flavour and is delicious. Heat 2.5g of tea in 150ml of full-fat milk until just below simmering point.
Quantity: Use 2.5g of tea per 150ml of water.
For the optimum infusion use 90°C (194°F) water.
Time: Infuse for 1 – 2 minutes, tasting regularly.
ABOUT THE RARE TEA COMPANY
Rare Tea Company is an independent company based in London. The company was founded in 2004, by Henrietta Lovell (known as the Tea Lady), to source and supply the world’s best tea – direct from farmers and their tea gardens. Their aim is to benefit both the people who craft our tea and our customers who drink it. By always sourcing for quality over price they know they are bringing you the best tea possible; and by buying direct they know we are putting the value of your tea into the farmers’ hands and not middlemen.
All of their tea is crafted by skilled men and women on independent farms for the best flavour, not the cheapest price. They buy harvests direct from farmers, not a commodity from brokers. This ensures the farm gets the best deal, not middlemen. The goal of the Rare Tea Company is to help tea gardens flourish like vineyards, and for customers to appreciate tea like fine wine. Good tea may cost a little more but the difference is worth every penny.