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The masala chai served on India's streets is traditionally based on native black teas. To craft our herbal Chai Rooibos we crossed continents to the South African Kouga, where rooibos bushes grow wild. On a small, family-owned farm, the leaves are harvested, cut and sorted by hand, then carefully prepared to our specifications before shipping to California. Once in our hands, we blend this naturally caffeine free herbal infusion with a dozen ingredients sourced around the world to create this vibrantly spiced brew.
Aroma: Sweet & spicy
Flavor: Sweet, creamy & spicy
Origin: South Africa
Begin with fresh, bottled or filtered water. Bring the water just to a boil. Place one teaspoon of tea leaves per 8 oz cup of water into a teapot or infuser or place one tea bag directly into a 12 to 16oz cup. Pour water directly over the tea leaves or tea bag. Note that over-steeped tea will become bitter. For stronger tea add more leaves rather than infusing longer than recommended.
Green Teas: 3 minutes
Black Teas: 5 minutes
Oolong Teas: 5 minutes
Herbal and Fruit Infusions 7 minutes
You may wonder why we are so passionate about using only whole leaf tea in each tin of our retail teas. Well, we like to drink great tasting tea. Whole tea leaves retain their natural properties and result in the most flavorful, best tasting cup of tea possible. We also go to great things to source our tea , searching the world to offer Simply the Best™ cup of tea to our valued customers. Enjoy!