Indian Mocha Chai and Clearance Sales

Clearance Sales

Wow, we're still unpacking boxes from moving. I found a lot of sachets and chests that were discontinued are and now in the Clearance section. I also have about 8 large boxes of clearance items to be unpacked yet, that will keep the deals coming.

Tea of the Week -Indian Mocha Chai
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Region: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula, and Uva
Shipping Port: Colombo
Grade: OP - Orange Pekoe
Altitude: 5600 - 6400 feet above sea level
Cup Characteristics: Good body with strong Indian spice notes.
Infusion: Coppery bright - especially enticing with milk
Ingredients: Premium Black Tea, Cardamom, Cloves, Coriander, Cumin Seed, Sweet cumin seeds, Curry leaves, Lemon Grass, Rampe leaves, Natural flavors - Cherry and Chocolate

Chai is so prevalent in India and Sri Lanka that it could be called the ‘National drink’. It is very common to see the ‘tea wadis’ serving their chai to the walk-by street traffic.

Chai is brewed with milk and a mixture of spices. Each recipe can be different depending upon the spices used. Indian spiced chai is often referred to as Masala Chai. The word ‘chai’ literally means tea (different languages use various forms of this word - for example Portuguese call it ‘cha’, Hindus call it chai, and in Chinese the sound of the symbol for tea sounds very much like cha.) and ‘masala’ is the word for the mixture of the various spices - hence Masala Chai.

I love iced Chai in the morning, here's a great recipe.

Iced Indian Mocha Chai

6 cups of water
8 teaspoons of Indian Mocha Chai
1 cup milk
4 tbsp sugar
Ice, crushed

Boil the water and steep tea for 5 minutes. Strain tea and let cool. Put ice into 4 glasses and add tea. Leave about a quarter of the glass empty. To each glass add, 1 tbsp sugar, and 1/4 cup of milk.

Anyone else have good Chai recipes? I'm always looking to try new things!

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