Punjabi Masala Chai
A strong full-bodied masala chai which you unlikely to find anywhere. In the first sip you experience the traditional malty taste a characteristic of good Assam tea, then you palate gets a melody of tastes of exotic Indian spices. Every sip and thereafter just lifts your mood and spirits immediately.
Dry Leaf: Granular and aromatic natural spices
Aroma: Notes of Ginger, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Fennel, Bay leaves and Star anise
Colour of Liquor: Bright full-bodied cup
Flavour of the Tea: A sweet, woody note paves way for imposing flavours of herbs, cinnamon and ginger, diffusing well into the back of the throat. Ginger, particularly, lingers long on the palate.
Compliments: Best enjoyed with hearty foods; breakfast foods; chocolate, custard or lemon desserts. Goes well with Indian snacks like pakoras, samosa, bhujia.
Brewing Instructions: Always use fresh water. Bring water to boil. Take one teaspoon of tea in a cup. Pour the heated water and steep the tea for 4-5 mins. Adjust the time of brewing as per desired strength.
Tea Master Recommendation: Best enjoyed with milk and sugar. Always use fresh water. Do not use re-boiled water. Can also be made on the gas stove. Always use a stainless-steel container and not an aluminium one to make tea on the gas stove. Enjoy it hot.