Organic Masala Chai
Origin: Blended at Westholme
Ingredients: Assam CTC, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger Root, Black Pepper, Cloves
Description: People from India (and other parts of the world) are often puzzled by the North American use of the word Chai, which doesn’t actually refer to the mixture of warm spices that we’ve come to associate it with. Chai in Hindi simply translates to ‘Tea’ - in Urdu it’s Chaay, in Mandarin and Cantonese it’s Cha, in Arabic it’s chai or shai, and so on. The word Masala is actually what refers to the spice mixture itself, the contents of which depend on a few factors: the destined use of the spices (a curry dish, a spiced tea, a dessert, etc), the state or region, and even the family. There is no set recipe for a proper masala mixture, and while every chaachee (auntie) may claim to have the best, we hope you enjoy ours!