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A fragrant blend of black tea with warming spices: cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg and hint of vanilla. Delicious brewed strong with milk and honey.
|Traditional Chai - Loose 2oz/56g||
|Traditional Chai - Loose 4oz/113g||
|Traditional Chai - Loose 8oz/227g||
|Traditional Chai - Loose 16oz/454g||
Chai actually refers to the generic word for tea in Hindi, but throughout the western world, Chai is known as a mixture of black tea and spices that are prevalent in Indian cuisine. Milk, sugar or honey is traditionally added to Chai tea. The addition of honey or sugar brings out the flavour of the spices in the brew.
|Tea Format||Loose Tea|
Chai blends are an individual taste. I am a fan of many different chai blends, and I also make my own on the stovetop as well. Unfortunately, I found that Murchies Traditional Chai did not have the level of flavor that I had hoped it would. It seemed to be very easily overpowered by milk, which is a first for black tea chai blends.Posted on 2022-10-14
You're reviewing: Traditional Chai Loose Tea
Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.
This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.
|Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour|
|Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup|
|Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness|
|Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well|
|Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness|
We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.
Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:
|Light Roast||More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker|
|Medium Roast||Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess|
|Dark Roast||Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal|
Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:
|Light Body||Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate|
|Medium Body||Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour|
|Full Body||Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers|
Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.
Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.
Brew times shown in minutes.
The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.
Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through