Assam Masala Chai Tea • The Bombay Masala
This Assam Chai Tea has a malty, subtly spiced, delightfully nutty and robust flavour. Producing an intense aroma that will envelop your room, a deep-red brew (if steeped in water), and a rich latte-like cup (if prepared using milk), this tea embodies why we are called "Chai" and "Mighty".
Origin and Ingredients
Picking Season: June 2022 (Second Flush)
Origin: Manohari Tea Estate, Assam, India (Single Estate)
Ingredients: Black tea, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom, Cloves
How to Steep
In Hot Water: Steep 1 tsp of leaves per 150 ml cup for 3-4 mins in boiling water to make the 1st cup. Steep the leftover leaves from the 1st cup for 6-8 mins in boiling water to make the 2nd cup. If you want iced tea, refrigerate the 1st cup for 30 mins, and then add ice to taste.
In Milk: Steep 2 tsp of leaves per 150 ml cup for 6-8 mins in boiling milk on a stove.
Iced Latte: Steep 2 tsp of leaves per 30 ml cup (i.e. 1 shot) of 3-4 mins in boiling water. Transfer your beverage to a 300 ml glass. Add cold milk and ice. Whip up the beverage in a mixer.
Condiments: Add a sweetener to taste.
This tea is filled with antioxidants, catechins and polyphenols that:
- Promote weight loss.
- Reduce the risk of heart diseases, cancer (ovarian and skin), diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzeihmer's, eczema, high blood pressure and hair fall.
- Build immunity.
- Lower cholesterol.
- Relieve asthma, stress and diarrhea.
- Improve oral health and mental alertness.
This tea pairs well with:
- Breakfast foods such as fried eggs and sausages
- Chocolate (milk or white), custard or lemon desserts
- Spicy food
- Meat pasta
- Cinnamon buns
- Pumpkin pie