Quintessential Chai Kit

Quintessential Chai Kit


Masala Chai is a traditional beverage in India. The words translate as mixed-spice tea and is made from traditional spices like cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon. In most western coffee shops, you’ll find a chai that whispers (or screams) of pumpkin spice.

You won’t find that with the Quintessential Chai Kit™. This kit is designed to return to the traditional way of making masala chai for a rich, complex, and  deeply enjoyable experience.

The Quintessential Chai Kit™ includes your spices, called Karha—a blend of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, fennel, cloves, and peppercorns. It also includes Assam mamri tea, which is specifically designed for masala chai. Mamri tea leaves are individually cut, torn, and curled into little granules, rather than loose leaves. This is essential to a rich tea flavor without bitterness.

Making Quintessential Chai involves a simple, but very important traditional process. Start with simmering the spices in your milk and water to get the richest flavor from them. Then, when you’ve deeply infused the spice mix into your liquid, add the mamri tea for just two minutes. By preparing the tea this way, you get a rich tea flavor quickly, without the bitterness of the tannins.

Following the traditional recipe included in the Quintessential Chai Kit™ creates a memorable chai experience. The ritual of making your chai is a great way to start your day or to create a connection with a loved one or colleague. It takes only ten minutes to simmer your spices, blend in the tea, and be ready to go. Taking the time to connect with your ingredients, to slow down and be present while you cook, and to inhale the fragrance of your masala chai is a perfect respite from the hectic busy-ness of our every day lives.

Chai spice bag is approximately 3/4 cup of spices and measures 5"x7". Mamri tea bag contains 4 tablespoons of tea and measures 3"x5"

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Ingredients: Ginger root, cinnamon bark, cardamom pods, fennel seed, cloves, black peppercorns, red peppercorns, mamri tea (cut, torn, and curled)