Tea Term of the Month: “Masala Chai”

Masala Chai Black Tea

Refers to the popular beverage hailing from the Indian subcontinent made by brewing tea with a combination of aromatic herbs and spices, such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom and pepper (although this can vary from region to region).  Translated from Hindi, masala chai literally means “spiced tea.”  Taken by itself, the word “chai” simply means “tea” throughout much of the world, but for most Americans it has come to imply this spiced tea beverage, often served with steamed milk and sweetened with honey.  For those interested in a fantastic South Indian-style take on Masala Chai, try our organic and Fair Trade Certified Masala Chai Black Tea today!

August 17 2009 08:48 pm | Tea Terms

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