(Specialty Chai Tea)
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Cup Characteristics: Superb green tea blended with fresh Asian spices for real green tea chai. Especially delicious with milk and sugar.
Infusion: Green tea infusion.
Luxury Ingredients: Green tea, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cummin seed, Coriander, Curry leaves, Lemon grass, Fenugreek seed.
Information: In North America we have the coffee carts; in the sub continent and Sri Lanka you have the ‘wadis’. Paint the following picture in your mind: the tea wadis cart has that ‘well used’ look quite often with a charcoal fire going keeping the water boiling so steam and smoke are rising, an old evaporated milk can full of sugar, another bashed and dented can with the masala chai spices, an eclectic collection of semi -clean mugs and glasses and a wizened chai expert deftly pouring back and forth from great heights, tea with spices and milk, combining the two ingredients. Once combined it is normal to add a fantastic amount of sugar for that real chai experience. Chai is brewed with milk and a mixture of spices. Numerous medical journals laud the health benefits of green tea. The type of base tea in this chai contain a significant number of polyphenols which are antioxidants, elements known to inhibit various types of cancers.