Vanilla Chai (Organic)
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Vanilla Chai (Organic)

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Description

Country of Origin:  India / Sri Lanka (Blended by Neat Jane’s Tea House)

Region(s):   Assam + Kerala / Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva

Grade(s):   OP (Orange Pekoe)

Altitudes:  150 – 2550 metres above sea level

Manufacture Type(s):  Tea : Orthodox (Traditional leafy)

Cup Characteristics:  Mouth enlightening spices combine with creamy vanilla notes to create a tea treat. A lively Vanilla finish is accentuated by sweet cardamom.

Infusion:  Bright and tending coppery with rosy highlights.

Ingredients:   Black tea, Ginger, Liquorice Root, Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Peppercorn, Fennel, Vanilla Pods

Description:  Chai is such an integral part of Indian culture that it is virtually impossible to avoid when traveling through any part of the Indian sub-continent. Even when fresh cold drinking water cannot be found, you will inevitably encounter a  chai-wallah, or chai seller, yelling out, “chayee! chayee!”

While riding the rails in India, the call of the chai wallah can be heard at every stop proffering their delicious hot drink. It is not  uncommon for a chai-wallah to board a train in the middle of the night and wake up passengers to sell chai. The chai arrives in small clay cups that customers throw from the train windows when finished!

Indian chai is typically made using a rich black tea, usually an Assam, and brewing it in heavy milk with cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper. The drink produces a warm soothing effect and engenders a wonderfully calming effect on the body.

We’ve taken the soothing aspect of this blend one step further and added a dash of vanilla. This addition of vanilla adds a hint of creaminess to this tea  –  a fantastic addition. Brew this tea piping hot and add some sugar to help open up the exotic flavor of the spicy blend that makes up this tea. Just try and stop yourself after one cup!

Important: Turn your bag of Chai upside down a few times. The powdered spices can settle at the bottom of the bag during transit.

A Cool Alternative: Make Vanilla Chai Ice Cream.

Ingredients: 2 Cups 35% Cream, 1 Cup 2% milk, 4 ½ tsp Vanilla Chai Tea, 5 Egg Yolks, ½ cup sugar.

Heat  cream  &  milk  over  medium  heat.  Remove  just  before  it  boils.  Stir  in  tea  and set  aside  for  1 hr.  Return  cream  to  heat  for  2 minutes.  Strain  tea  from  mixture.  Mix egg  yolk  and  sugar.  Gradually  add  the  cream  mixture  to  the  egg  yolks.  Once thoroughly combined return to heat stirring constantly until thick enough to coat back of spoon. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

Chill overnight. Place chilled custard into Ice-cream maker and follow manufacturer‟s instructions.

Hot tea brewing method:  Bring fresh cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes (for true „chayee chayee‟ steep at least 7 minutes).

While the tea is brewing prepare your cup to receive the chai – put 2 teaspoons of sugar in the cup and add milk (about 20%) of the cup’s volume. When the chai is ready – pour into your cup.

Iced tea brewing method (Pitcher):  (to make 1 litre): Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using fresh cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the tea. Steep for 7 minutes.

Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea leaves. Add ice, milk and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.

A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.

(Note: Some premium quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of quality and nothing to worry about!)

Iced tea brewing method (Individual Serving):  Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea into a teapot for each serving required. Using fresh cold water, boil and pour 170-200ml per serving over the tea. Cover and let steep for 7 minutes.

Add hot tea to a 375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea leaves. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Add milk and sweeten to taste.

A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it  will be poured over ice and diluted.

(Note: Some premium quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of quality and nothing to worry about!)

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