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At Home Flights - September 2020 - Nontraditional Chai

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At Home Tea Flights - September 2020 - Nontraditional Chai

Enjoy sampling 3 teas that take an American spin to the traditional Indian Masala Chai. This flight set includes sample sizes of:


  • Pumpkin Spice Chai: Everyone’s favorite seasonal treat, now in a tea! Our rich Indian assam and masala blend is mixed with additional warming spices for the perfect taste of fall. Ideal for at-home lattes, or for sipping on its own.

  • Chocolate Chai: Classic chai with an indulgent twist! We’ve taken our traditional Masala chai blend of organic assam and warming spices and added cacao nibs for a lingering chocolatey finish.

  • Maple Chai: Sweet, spicy, and perfect for an autumn day, our maple chai blends traditional masala spices with organic Indian assam and delicious maple. A great base for an at-home latte.


Our at home tea flight is a way for you to sample new teas and practice identifying flavors and mouth-feels. We have included a tasting card with a flavor pinwheel for you to use in your sampling to improve and practice your capability to identify flavors.


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September 2020 Flight - Non-Traditional Chai (05:23)
Masala Chai comes from India. In our September flight, we highlight three teas that have modified this Indian staple. The word chai itself is but one of many variations on the the word tea which includes tê, chá, and chai depending on culture and history. Masala, on the other hand, is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a varying blend of spices used in Indian cooking” (Merriam-Webster). Thus Masala Chai is nothing more than spiced tea. Of course, for those who have experienced Masala Chai know that there are a myriad different flavors. While it commonly includes ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon, there are many variations from there which can include star anise, fennel seeds, nutmeg, cloves, and more. For many, true Masala Chai also includes milk and a sweetner. As most are aware, Masala Chai has its roots in Indian Culture, though exactly when seems a bit of a mystery. One account has it attributed to an Indian king some 5,000 years ago (Kasam, 2004), while the commonly accepted source is the Hindu Aurveda tradition. Regardless, spiced tea was consumed in India long before the arrival of the British and well before it was brought to the United States and commercialized. Read more about Masala Chai: How to Brew Masala Chai: 3 grams of tea to 8oz of water Steep 5 minutes Use boiling water Note: Warm your milk if you plan on adding it to keep your tea from getting cold. Teas mentioned in the video: ****** Dominion Tea Across the Web ****** Dominion Tea - Tea Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter -
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