Cochin Masala Chai
Cochin Masala Chai
Cochin Masala Chai
Cochin Masala Chai
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Cochin Masala Chai

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Full bodied tea enhances South Indian masala spices. The finish has cardamom notes peeking out from lively ginger. Superb with milk and sugar.
Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Black + White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg
The ancient city of Cochin is one of Southern India's most important. It is for this reason that the city is sometimes referred to as the Gateway of Southern India. Throughout the centuries, the city, which is situated in the state of Kerala, came under the rule of many different masters. First came the exotically named Zamorin of Kozhikode (Calicut). It is believed however that the name of the city derives from the Chinese word "kochi", given to the city by its next ruler, the great Kublai Khan.

Cochin however first came to prominence during the rule of the Portuguese around 1530. Their empire at the time was one of the world's most powerful and under their tenure Cochin developed into a very prosperous trading centre. After the Portuguese came Dutch rule in the mid-17th century, followed by the British, and finally, after Indian independence, Indian rule.

Based on an ancient recipe developed in the city centuries ago, this fabulous chai exhibits all the flavor and character of the vibrant port city, as encountered by the ancient sea-faring traders of old. A stunning tea by any measure, we recommend brewing this one piping hot, and adding a splash of warmed milk (if possible), and a dash of sugar to really bring the mélange of spices to the fore. Chayee!

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Best tea ever. This is a worthwhile brand to try if you don't mind spending a bit more on tea.

Jacquie Rose, Nov 2016

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Best chai tea ever.

Christopher Briffa, Oct 2020

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Yum. Delicious chai tea!! I am so happy to have found this here.

Sasha Z,  Aug 2016

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Love my chai, yes I do. While I'm blessed to have Chai Carts in the streets of San Francisco making real chai, most places use that fast-food sugar stuff and just add hot water. What is that? No wonder everyone is fat. No, good chai means bringing it to a boil slowly and adding the milk. This mix has it all, I don't need to add anything extra (no, I don't add sugar, but some folks do, it's your call). There's nothing like a good cuppa chai.

Two ways to do this...you can put some water on the boil in a pan and then add the loose chai. Bring to a boil and then lower the temp to add milk. Let this simmer all together and then pour (teapot, diffuser, or not). Or, I start with milk, add the chai, and let it work together, with no water. Yummy.

Tip: I put the grounds into my strawberry plants...they love it. "Chai-berries".

Boffin, Sep 2013