Origin: Blended Leaf Type: Black Tea with added Spices Taste: Strong and spicy Drink: Enjoy light without milk or in the traditional way with lashings of sugar and warm milk Brew: 3-5 minutes according to taste When to drink: Throughout the day
In the streets of Mumbai, you’ll drink glasses of steaming hot chai steeped in shed-loads of sugar. Our take on the Bombay brew is a heady blend of black tea, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper and cloves, inspired by the original masala chai recipe.
It’s superbly suited to a dark winter’s day – there’s no better way to chivvy away the cold.
Ideally warm the pot first with a splash of hot water. Use one teaspoon (around 2g) per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Can be drunk with or without milk.