Refreshing Peppermint and Green Chai

£6.00£27.00

A Bold Green and Peppermint Chai with cardamom, clove, fennel and black pepper. Green tea, peppermint and spices create an energising, rich blend. Brew in Boiling Water.

   origin: India

   type: Chai

   caffeine: medium

   flavour: fresh, mint, mellow

   aroma: refreshing, spicy. mint

 

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The History of Indian Chai

In the 1830s, the British East India Company became concerned about the Chinese monopoly on tea. After discovering the existence of the Camelia Sinensis Assamica tea plants in India, then began to cultivate their own tea plantations.

While tea was incredibly popular in the West, most Indians found it too expensive. In 1901, the Indian Tea Association decided that to make more money, they needed Indians to drink tea too.

In order to popularise tea, the Indian Tea Association set up vendors, known as chaiwalas, at major railway stations, outside of factories, cotton mills and coal mines, convincing employers to give Indians a mandatory tea break every day. Each chaiwala wanted to stand out from the crowd, so they started adding spices to their tea, like black pepper, cardamom and ginger, developing their own special masala, or spice mix.

How to Make Green Chai Like a Teapro

add 3-4 g tea leaves

heat water to 80C

infuse for 3 min

re-steep up to 3 times

size

15g, 50g, 150g

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