Lemon Grass Chai
|Country of Origin|
|India, Kenya, and Thailand.|
|Palate cleansing lemon grass adds a light dimension to the bountiful Malabar spices and malty Assam tea.|
|Bright, coppery, infusion - the presence of spice and lemongrass add striking visual appeal.|
|Luxury black tea, Lemon grass, Chopped and powdered ginger, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper.|
|Lemongrass Chai is a tea that will truly caress your senses. From the moment you open a bag of this tea you know you are in for a treat. Lemongrass has long been heralded for its ability to lift a weary and sagging spirit and was traditionally consumed throughout South East Asia as a digestive aid. Subsequently, as an after dinner drink, this chai is unsurpassed, and compliments spicy meals exceptionally well.|
Like all chais, traditional preparation methods require that the tea be brewed in heavy milk. A similar effect can be achieved by adding scalding milk to your cup once the tea has been brewed. IMPORTANT: Turn your bag of Chai upside down a few times. The powdered spices can settle at the bottom of the bag during transit.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes (for true Chai, steep at least 7 minutes). While the tea is brewing, prepare your cup by scooping 2 teaspoons of sugar in the cup and add milk (about 20 percent of the cup volume).
Iced tea-brewing method (to make 1 qt): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher, straining the leaves. Add ice, milk, sugar and top-off the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.