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This Weeks Tea: Masala Chai from Rishi!
Nick got this tea for me the other day. I guess he was feeling extra sweet becuause he got me this amazing box of Rishi tea & a bouquet of flowers! Such a sweet heart! He knows me well.
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BASE TEA: Organic Black Tea
SUSTAINABILITY: Organic, Non-GMO, Comes in a box, individually wrapped bags, Novel knit pyramid tea bags.
SMELL: Strong, comforting, uplifting “almost mystical” says the box and I agree.
TASTE: This is a versatile cup of tea – full bodied but well balanced spices, cardamom being the main focus. Ginger, cinnamon, black pepper and cloves all combine to add a touch of spice. This is a perfect blend of chai. It’s everything you’d ever want in a chai that isn’t a sugary concentrate! Absolute bliss and time of day. Goes well with a morning creativity session!
RESTEEP? Yes, Once.
OVERALL: Love this tea. Great iced with your milk of choice and a touch of sweetener, hot and with no additives, or dress it up hot. This chai is flavorful and perfect. Probably can’t have any other type of chai now. Also, the presentation of Rishi tea’s is so lovely. Their boxes are beautiful, every time I order on line, it’s like getting a gift as their packaging is perfection. I have never had a bad experience with Rishi. They’re my favorite tea company.
Brewing: 5-7 mins (I prefer a little shorter steep time of 4 mins)
“Masala Chai is a spiced tea beverage with roots in ancient India, where traditional spice blends known as karha were mixed with black tea, milk and sugar. Rishi’s famously spicy Masala Chai is balanced and energizing when brewed either straight up or in the classic way with milk and sugar to taste.
Sourcing Notes: Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) Origin: Guatemala. is one of the world’s rarest spices, treasured for it’s uplifting, almost mystical aromatics. The cracked pods and fragrant seeds of cardamom enhance the lofty character of Rishi’s Masala Chai. Cardamom (“ilaychi” in Hindi) was a key element in traditional karha blends for stimulating circulation and calming digestion.”
So, what do you think?
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p.s. the little figurine in the picture was made by: @Atelier_Alicette