Cochin Masala Chai (75g/2.6oz)

$12.50

A stunning tea by any measure! A luscious, full body, ginger, clove and cardamom finish.

We recommend brewing this gorgeous tea piping hot, and adding a splash...

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A stunning tea by any measure! A luscious, full body, ginger, clove and cardamom finish.

We recommend brewing this gorgeous tea piping hot, and adding a splash of warmed milk (if possible), and a dash of sugar to really bring the mélange of spices to the forefront.


LUXURY INGREDIENTS: Rich black tea leaves, ginger, cinnamon, white & black pepper, cardamom, clove, nutmeg, and camomile petals.

SMALL BATCH BLENDED AND PACKED IN: Canada

TEA(S) FROM: India / Kenya / Thailand / Vietnam / Egypt

REGION(S): Assam + Kerala / Kericho / Petchabun / Quang Ngai / Fayoum

ANTIOXIDENT LEVEL: Medium 

CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium

SHELF LIFE: 10 years unopened, 2 years after opening

CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Full body, ginger cardamom finish.

GROWING ALTITUDES: 100 - 6000 feet above sea level

KOSHER: Yes

VEGETARIAN: Yes

VEGAN: Yes

INFUSION: Bright and coppery with gold highlights


INFORMATION: 
The harbour of the ancient Indian city of Cochin was carved out by a major flood in the year 1341, making it open to merchant ships from around the globe - the Far East, Europe and Arabia. While this occurrence sparked off a boom trade, the spice trade in the city experienced a boom like no other.  The steady influx of spices into the city set the stage for the creation of Cochin Masala, a heady mix of flavours that delight the senses to this day.

This fabulous chai exhibits all the flavour and character of the vibrant port city, as experienced by the ancient sea-faring traders of old, based on an ancient recipe produced in the city of Cochin centuries ago. A stunning tea by any measure! A luscious, full body, ginger, clove and cardamom finish. We recommend brewing this gorgeous tea piping hot, and adding a splash of warmed milk (if possible), and a dash of sugar to really bring the mélange of spices to the forefront.


STEEPING TIME 

TEA CUP 8oz (237ml)     10oz (296ml)             1.2oz (355ml)

AMOUNT             1 heaping teaspoon                  1 heaping teaspoon           1.5 heaping teaspoon


MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min

MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min

STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min


TEA POT 18oz (532ml) 36oz (1064ml)               48oz (1419ml)

AMOUNT 2 heaping teaspoons 1 heaping teaspoon 2 heaping teaspoon


MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min

MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min

STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min


SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS: 

MILK SUGAR LEMON MINT

OK OK NO NO

IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100ºC/212ºF


HOT BREWING METHOD: 
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).


ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Litre/Quart): 
Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice 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 luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and to be expected.)


ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving): 
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the tea. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon 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 luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and to be expected.)


FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY: We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea.


ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: For a greater antioxidant benefit brew longer and use more tea.

SAFETY PRECAUTION: Practice caution ALWAYS when handling hot/boiled water to prevent burns.  ALWAYS USE TEMPERED GLASS/HEAT RESISTANT CUPS/PITCHERS/GLASSES/CERAMICS OR WITH ANY SERVING WARE DEEMED SAFE FOR HOT BEVERAGES.