Profile : Lemongrass Chai
Loose - Chai - Specialty Tea
March 14, 2019
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Palate cleansing lemon grass adds a light dimension to the bountiful Malabar spices and malty Assam tea.
tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom,
Black + White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg, Lemongrass leaves.
INGREDIENTS FROM: India / Kenya / Thailand
REGION(S): Assam + Kerala / Nandi Highlands / Petchabun
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), field grown
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
INFUSION: Bright and coppery
chai is a tea that will truly caress your senses. From the moment you
open a bag of this tea you know you are in for a treat. As you inhale
the aromas of the chai, your olfactory senses delight in the exotic
scents of the far east - cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, coriander, black
pepper, and of course Lemongrass. Ah, Lemongrass. Long heralded for its
ability to lift a weary and sagging spirit, lemongrass, (Latin:
Cymbopogon flexuosus) is native to East India where it is also known as
As you brew this tea, first note the slight sweet
scent of fresh lemon that emanates from your teapot. The smell of
citrus is due to the presence of citral, a biological component of the
lemongrass plant. Next, as you sip the tea, notice its eye opening
quality. The chai is produced with a base blend of Assam and Kenyan teas
from Keyhung, and Kambaa gardens respectively - these estates are noted
for their good, strong, full-bodied teas. As you drain the cup you may
also find that the presence of the lemongrass in the blend adds clarity
of mind, and an openness of spirit.
Lemongrass itself was
traditionally consumed throughout South East Asia as a digestive aid.
Subsequently, as an after dinner drink, this chai is unsurpassed, and
compliments spicy meals exceptionally well. Like all chais, traditional
preparation methods require that the tea be brewed in heavy milk. A
similar effect can be achieved however by adding scalded milk to your
cup once the tea has been brewed. Pour yourself a cup today and prepare
for a tea experience you will want to enjoy again and again and again.
Turn your bag of Chai upside down a few times. The powdered spices can
settle at the bottom of the bag during transit.