Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Grade: Green Gunpowder (Cannon style) Tea
Altitude: 5600 - 6400 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Superb green tea blended with fresh Asian spices for real green tea chai! Delicious, especially with milk and sugar.
Infusion: Green tea infusion.
Hot tea brewing method: Place 1 heaping teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes (for true ‘Chai’ steep at least 7 minutes). While the tea is brewing prepare your cup to receive the chai – put 2 teaspoons of sugar in the cup and add milk (about 20%) of the cup’s volume. When the chai is ready – pour into your cup.
Iced tea-brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice, milk, sugar and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water].
Luxury green tea, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves, Curry leaves, Lemon Grass, Cumin, Sweet cumin, Coriander.