Profile : Kama Sutra Chai
Loose - Chai - Specialty Tea
March 14, 2019
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Penetrating depth with a full flavored cup exuding sensuous floral and saucy spice notes. A tea for memories!
Ingredients: Black tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Black + White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg, Jasmine + Rose + Lavender petals.
INGREDIENTS FROM: India / Thailand / China / Egypt / France
REGION(S): Assam + Kerala / Petchabun /Fujian / Nile Delta + Fayoum / Provence
SHIPPING PORT(S): Calcutta + Haldia + Cochin / Bangkok / Fuzhou / Alexandria / Marseille
GROWING ALTITUDES: 500 - 1500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): BP (Broken Pekoe)
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): CTC (Cut, Torn and Curled) and Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
INFUSION: Bright and coppery with gold highlights
Indian tradition maintains that the Kama Sutra was written by Maharishi
Vatsyayana. Vatsyayana is believed to have lived in India sometime
between the 1st and 6th centuries AD during what is known as the Gupta
period, a time of great cultural and artistic growth. The Kama Sutra is
literally a book on the science of love - Kama translates as desire, and
Sutra means a technical manual. The ancient treatise depicts positions
for uhm, "marital enjoyment" with names like "the Cobra", and "Tigress" -
it is a very spicy text. So it may surprise you to learn that tradition
also maintains that Mharishi Vatsyayana was a celibate monk. How he got
it in his head to describe some of the sultriest, sexiest, physically
challenging, stimulating, and creative ways for couples to "enjoy"
themselves is a mystery that has long been lost to the mists of time.
(We thought we'd give you something to ponder while you sipped this
stunning Indian chai.)
In the spirit of sensuousness and
discovery offered by Vatsyayana's ancient text we offer this fabulous
tea - a real mélange a spice. A true Indian style chai, this blend is
based on good strong Indian and Kenyan teas blended with an ancient
spice recipe almost as old as the Kama Sutra itself. The taste is
heavenly - ginger and cardamom intermingle with cinnamon, cloves and
hints of black pepper. The full-bodied cup is rounded out with floral
notes that tempt the taste buds and will have you crying out for more.
Brew a pot today and raise a cup to the science of love. (And don't
blame us if it raises a few other things too!)