Profile : Bangalore Rose Chai
Loose - Chai - Specialty Tea
March 14, 2019
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Light
floral notes mingle with Masala spices highlighting a superb balance of
tea and spice. Milk and a dash of sugar create a taste extravaganza.
Ingredients: Black tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Black + White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg, Rose petals.
INGREDIENTS FROM: India / Kenya / Thailand / Egypt
REGION(S): Assam + Kerala / Nandi Highlands / Petchabun / Nile Delta + Fayoum
SHIPPING PORT(S): Calcutta + Haldia + Cochin / Mombasa / Bangkok / Alexandria
GROWING ALTITUDES: 500 - 6500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): BP (Broken Pekoe)
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): CTC (Cut, Torn and Curled)
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
INFUSION: Bright and coppery with gold highlights
holds that this particular blend of chai was discovered by accident by a
chai-wallah, (chai seller) plying his trade one day in the Lal Bagh
garden in Bangalore, India around the turn of the last century. The Lal
Bagh garden is one of the most famous gardens in Bangalore, a city
revered throughout the world by botanists for it's plentiful rose
gardens and multitude of rose varieties. To this day, in the Lal Bagh
garden alone, grow over 150 varieties of the beautiful and fragrant
As the story goes, the chai-wallah, who was brewing his
chai that day to sell to visitors in the garden, discovered that rose
petals from a bush being pruned nearby had fallen into his teapot. Since
the chai-wallah intended to turn a profit that day, rather than waste
the now scented tea and brew a fresh batch, he simply added his other
ingredients to the pot.
As he mixed in his cardamom, ginger,
black pepper, and cinnamon, (the traditional ingredients of Indian
chai), he discovered how well the spicy aromas blended with the floral
tones of the rose petals. According to legend the chai-wallah turned a
record profit that day. Word soon spread about the magnificent chai
being served in the Lal Bagh garden. As the years progressed the
chai-wallah grew quite wealthy by chai-wallah standards, thanks to the
repeat customers who kept coming back for his unique chai blend. Brew a
pot yourself. We are confident that this lovely tea will yield the same
positive results for your business! A superb tea.
your bag of Chai upside down a few times. The powdered spices can settle
at the bottom of the bag during transit.