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The History of Chai

Posted by ila nguyen on

The word Chai is derived from the Persian word for tea, Chay, which itself is derived from Chinese Chao (Cantonese to be exact - the English word Tea originates from a different Chinese dialect Tee!). The British started large scale tea cultivation in India in the 17th century to bypass the Chinese monopoly. Even then, local tea consumption was very low and much of the product was exported to England and other British colonies. To combat this, in the 19th century, the Indian Tea Association encouraged tea breaks at factories and mines. Tea was first introduced in classic English style...

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Pu-erh Spicy Ginger Chai

Posted by Bianca Medina on

  In many parts of the world, the word chai simply means tea. In India, a popular version of chai is brewed by boiling assam tea leaves with milk, sugar, and cardamom. Over the years however, there have been many interpretations of this spicy drink. We have created a spiced beverage with all the goodness of ingredients sourced from their origin, one of our favorite flavors is Organic Pu-erh Spicy Ginger Chai. It’s a deliciously spiced beverage that can be enjoyed alone or enhanced by adding milk and sweetener.   This chai blend, with a base of Pu-erh tea, has a...

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