Masala means spice, and if you've never had chai made with fresh spices and real tea, you are in for a treat! Ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon make Chai a bold departure from a calming morning cup.
Insider Tip: If you plan to make a chai latte, use twice as much tea and steep it in half as much water. If you want to be traditional, brew your tea in a pan on the stove, then add milk and strain as you serve.
Caffeine Level: High.
Chai is the word for tea in many parts of the world, but for most, it is meant to name a distinct blend of black tea and spices. Often prepared with milk and sweetened (called a chai latte), it is a hugely popular tea blend, but the actual blends and spices used vary widely. Common spices include cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and pepper. At The Tea Smith, we have over a half dozen blends, ranging from Traditional to a Rooibos Chai. Find your favorite and enjoy!