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Cochin Masala Chai Black Tea

Cochin Masala Chai Black Tea

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Cochin Masala Chai Black Tea

Our Cochin Masala Chai Black Tea is an exotic blend of ginger, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, and black pepper. Bright copper color with full flavor.

If you are a Chai lover, you will be excited to find this authentic blend named after Cochin's ancient city, also known as Kochi in South India.

Cochin became a prominent trading center during Portuguese rule around 1530. Found in Kerala's state, Cochin remained so during subsequent Dutch and British rules before Indian independence.

This exotic mix of cultures produced the famous Cochin Masala, a mixture of coconut, ground red chilies, dal, coriander, and turmeric used to flavor all types of curries in South India.

Equally exotic is our fabulous black teas with chopped and powdered ginger, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, and black pepper. This hot tea brews a bright copper color with a full flavor.

India’s most popular beverage is traditionally brewed using milk but is excellently made with hot water.  Try adding non-dairy milk such as Oat, Almond, or Soy Milk.

You may want some sugar to taste. Whichever way you drink this Chai blend, you cannot help but embrace all the amazing flavors of historic Cochin.

For a caffeine-free chai tea, try our Spicy Market Fruit Tea blend and experiment with different milks and sweeteners.  

Similarly, January is National Hot Tea Month! 

Brewing Instructions for Cochin Masala Chai Black Tea

Steep this tea multiple times as loose-leaf teas have far more flavor than traditional tea bags due to the superior quality and freshness. Tea strength is a personal decision, so please experiment to determine your preferences.

Use boiling water and allow your Cochin Masala Chai Tea to steep as little as 3 minutes or as much as 6 minutes. For each of the following steeps use boiling water and double the steep time.

Cochin Masala Chai Tea can be steeped at least two times and, depending on the steep times, as many as four times. Also, consider blending the first steep with the following steeps to balance the tea. If you do not want to drink all the tea, store it in the fridge for use later.

Store in a dry place.

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