Chilli Chai Loose Tea
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In the streets of Mumbai, you'll be offered glasses of steaming hot chai steeped in shed-loads of sugar. Our take is a spicy blend of black tea, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves, and a pinch of chilli for an invigorating kick – add a topping of frothy milk and a spoonful of honey and you'll have yourself a chai latte.
Black Tea, 22% Cardamom, 16% Cinnamon, 14 % Ginger, 9% Cloves, 5% Chilli, Safflower Petals
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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Sweet, aromatic spices with a chilli kick
Indian style food makes a perfect match
The word "chai" means tea in many languages, deriving from the Mandarin Chinese "chá". The first English record of the word dates back to 1615 when an English merchant sent a letter to Macao requesting "the very best sort of chaw". We’re not sure if his request was met with success, but we’ve given this tea the number 615 nevertheless…
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Teaspoons (2 grams)
Ever since our founder Walter Whittard weighed out tea leaves behind his high mahogany counter, we've been experimenting with our own inventive blends. Today you'll find extraordinary creativity in our collection, from unique twists on classics like English Breakfast to more inventive blends laden with fruit and flowers.
Masala Chai – Hindi for "spiced tea" – has long been served by chaiwalas as a traditional Indian street drink. Tea was only later added during the British Raj, but the essential blend of spices and hot milk remained the same.