Republic Chai® Full-Leaf
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Traveler's Tea - Rich imperial spices are combined with Northern Indian tea leaves to create a hearty, flavorful cup. Deliciously full-bodied when prepared traditionally (simmered with water, milk & honey).
Black Tea has less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. More about caffeine.
Steeping black tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil. Then pour water over tea and steep for 3-5 minutes if using a tea bag or full-leaf.
Cinnamon, Assam and Darjeeling black tea, orange peel, ginger, coriander, cardamom seed, star anise, cloves and black pepper
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What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...
When I make chai I don't just steep it. I boil it like they do in Indian restaurants. This turns out the best chai that I have experienced. For those who want to try, here are the proportions (a thick bottomed pot is better): 2 cups whole milk, 2 cups water, just under 1/4 cup tea. Bring to a boil slowly (scalded burnt milk is nasty) once you reach a boil let it simmer for 10 more minutes. Add the same amount of sugar as tea. Strain and enjoy. Sometimes I add a bit of water (up to half a cup) if it's too strong. If there are left overs I store in a glass jar, and reheat the next day. It takes around 25 minutes total, but everyone who tries it is WOWED!
This chai tea was just spicy enough and so very flavorful! I love it! Some chai teas are tooooo spicy but this one lets all the spices have their own spotlight ... nothing is overpowering.
I love the pepper. It leaves a nice little "kicker" in the back of your throat without overpowering the other spices. The other spices are nicely balanced.
Pepper flavor is too much!
I wanted to love this tea, but I dont. The flavor of pepper overwhelms everything else in this blend. I've tried brewing it a little weaker and a little stronger, but the pepper still dominates. I like the heat of pepper, but I've had other chai teas that had th warmth while still letting the other flavors come through. I won't be buying this one again.
A Favorite of Mine!
When I first tasted this Chi Tea, I, too, thought it was too peppery, but then I tried using a smaller teaspoonful, and steeped it for a shorter time, and it was perfect!! It is now one of my fave teas!