Profile : Rooibos Masala Chai
Loose - Chai - Herbal Tea
March 13, 2019
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Mouth enlightening Malabar spices combine with sweet rooibos to create a herbal treat.
Ingredients: Rooibos, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Black + White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg.
INGREDIENTS FROM: South Africa / India / Thailand
REGION(S): Cederberg / Kerala / Petchabun
SHIPPING PORT(S): Cape Town / Cochin
GROWING ALTITUDES: 500 - 2500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): Choice Grade #1
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Traditional process, Rolled and fermented.
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Low
CAFFEINE LEVEL: None - Caffeine Free Herb
INFUSION: Red with copper and yellow highlights
herbal tea is sometimes referred to in our office as the blend with an
identity crisis. Why? Well, what else do you call it when you have a mix
that combines the mellow character of Rooibos, with the sensual
spiciness of Masala chai? Is it relaxing? Is it a pick me up? Or is it
Confused? Let us explain. Rooibos is well known to be one
of the most relaxing hot beverages one can brew. The needle shaped
leaves of the Rooibos bush, (Latin: Aspalathus linearis) produce a
caffeine free drink that is noted by nutritionists and health
consultants the world over for its soothing character. Masala chai, with
its base mixture of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, clove, and
black pepper, is generally considered to be one of the more overtly
spicy examples of all blends.
Interestingly the mixture of these two
distinct characters gives this chai a lovely sense of balance. Think
ying and yang, night and day, or Simon and Garfunkel, (although they did
split up I guess!)
Brew yourself a cup, sit back and it will all
start to make sense. As with all chais, the complex character of the
blend can be wonderfully opened up when prepared with warm soy, or whole
milk. Enjoy the complications of this herbal blend!