Chai means “tea” throughout most of India. In the West however "chai" refers to what in India is called masala chai. "Masala" means spice mixture. In India, chai is made in fresh batches and drunk in almost every home. On every street there are open-air chai stalls where chai is served in small glasses or clay cups. It is a part of daily life – morning chai, afternoon chai and chai any time with friends or visitors. Most any gathering or transaction involves sitting down and sharing a small cup of chai. It is the product of friendship. During our own travels we came across Masala Chai and loved it. On our return home we tried to buy some and found that it was only available in a powder or tea bag form . (Which didn’t taste the same) so we decided that we should develop a Masla Chai ourselves. We worked hard to perfect the recipe, using a variety of spices and different flavours of honey and at last came up with a recipe that was close to the Masala Chai that we had tasted. After months of trials, our Masals Chai was ready for Sale.
Our Masala Chai Tea contains two high level plantation whole leaf Orange Pekoe Ceylon teas, which we blend together. We then take six different spices, some of which are toasted to release their oils and blend this with the tea. Then we add Australian Eucalyptus Honey to create our distinctive and unique recipe. The Masala Chai Tea is handmade and uses only natural ingredients with nothing artificial. It is made with love and care, just for you, to savour and enjoy.
For a different and unique experience why not try our Rooibos Chai. Rooibos (pronounced roy-bos) is a bush indigenous to the shrubland of South Africa Naturally decaffeinated with the same range of spices and honey as the Masala Chai but with the inclusion of Rooibos Tea. Delicious and calming. Rooibos tea or red tea is a herbal beverage, with medicinal properties, that is acquired from the Aspalathus linearis bush. While rooibos has been drunk in South Africa for centuries, it has only recently started to become popular the world over thanks to its numerous health properties. The health benefits of rooibos tea are abundant. So sit back and relax with an amazing cup of Rooibos Chai and take in all that goodness.
The best way: Take a heaped dessert spoon (15g) of C&C Masala Chai per 300ml serving and add to a sauce pan. Boil a small amount of fresh water in a kettle and add to pan just covering the Chai. Turn on the heat and bring to the boil, then simmer for 2 minutes to allow the tea to infuse. Add a little extra honey to your taste, now add a cup of soya milk, almond milk (my favourite) or just ordinary milk and heat up to 80 / 85 degrees C. Making sure not to burn the milk. When heated pour through a fine tea sieve into your cup and enjoy. The Short cut: Take a heaped dessert spoon (15g) of C&C Masala Chai per 300ml serving and add to a Cafetiere. Boil enough fresh water in a kettle to make your Chai and add to the pot . Leave to infuse for at least 5 minutes plunger and then pour into your cup, now add soya milk, almond milk or just ordinary milk or try it black. Sit back and enjoy.