Masala Chai
Masala Chai

Masala Chai

Regular price $5.00

Style: Black

Origin: Blended at Westholme using tea sourced from India.

Ingredients: Assam CTC, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger Root

Description: We went through several spice combinations before we settled on this recipe. This is as close as you can get to buying a steaming cup of freshly made chai from a chai wallah (seller and/or maker of chai) on the streets of India. It cooks well, steeps well, and is amazing on its own or combined with milk and honey. 

Tasting Notes: The alluring fragrance of ginger, cardamom and cinnamon combine perfectly in this black tea base.

Brewing Instructions: 2 - 3g per cup; 100ºC water; steep 3-5 minutes


China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.

Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.

Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.

The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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