Izmir Spice Chai

£4.88

From the Ground Bazaar of Istanbul a rich and mild blend of Chai, full of fruit, flower petals, and spice.

Loose Leaf Tea Ingredients

Apple, Hibiscus, Cinnamon, Orange, Rosehip pieces, Lemongrass root, Ginger, Cardamom, Black and White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg, and Star Anise

About This Loose Leaf Tea

Chai is so prevalent in India and Sri Lanka that it could be called the ‘National drink’. It is very common to see the ‘tea wadis’ serving their chai to the walk-by street traffic. In North America we have the coffee carts, in the sub continent and Sri Lanka you have the ‘wadis’. Paint the following picture in your mind: the tea wadis cart has that ‘well used’ look (read - bashed, dented), quite often with a charcoal fire going keeping the water boiling so steam and smoke are rising, an old evaporated milk can full of sugar, another bashed and dented can with the masala chai spices, an eclectic collection of semi -clean mugs and glasses and a wizened chai expert deftly pouring back and forth from great heights, tea with spices and milk, combining the two ingredients. Once combined it is normal to add a fantastic amount of sugar for that real chai experience.

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Maybe it's just the colour - but the happiest, gentle summer spice!