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Lemon Grass Chai
Lemon Grass Chai

Lemon Grass Chai

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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.
Ingredients: Black 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
INFUSION: Bright and coppery
Lemongrass 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 Malabar grass.

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.
Important: Turn your bag of Chai upside down a few times. The powdered spices can settle at the bottom of the bag during transit.

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