Antioxidant Level: Very High / Caffeine Content: Medium
1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Tea Spoon"
1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Tea Spoon”
1.5 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Tea Spoon
The Amazing Tea Company recommends 2-3 minutes
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 85ºC/185ºF. For Food Safety reasons bring water to 100ºC/212ºF and let it cool down to 85ºC/185ºF.
HOT BREWING METHOD: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Briefly infuse with freshly boiled water and then pour off. Re-infuse the tea and pour after about 1 minute or longer to taste.
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving): Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose leaf or 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the tea leaves. Cover and let steep for 3 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea leaves, or removing the bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced black tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted.
Authentic 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.
Numerous medical journals laud the health benefits of green tea. Top-quality high grown green teas - the type of base tea in this chai (and for that matter - black tea as well) contain a significant number of polyphenols which are antioxidants, elements known to inhibit various types of cancers. Additionally, recent research is also seeing a positive correlation between the consumption of tea and the lower incidence of heart disease. Another added benefit of chai is that the chai is prepared with milk - a good source of calcium and other essential nutrients. Green Tea Chai - the drink of health! Important: Turn your bag of Chai upside down a few times. The powdered spices can settle at the bottom of the bag during transit.