For those days when you're feeling a bit adventurous, steep a cup of this exotic, yet subtle twist on classic chai. We've taken the delicate flavor of white tea and blended it with familiar chai flavors and the added zesty notes of lemongrass, coconut and pineapple. Steep this aromatic beauty for a complex cup of fruit and spice that leaves the alluring essence of cinnamon dancing in its wake.
Historically, tea in India was viewed as herbal medicine, rather than as a beverage for taste. Some chai spice blends still in current use are derived from Ayurvedic medical texts. Popular spices include anise, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, peppercorn, and ginger. Traditional preparation actually calls for the spices, milk and leaves to be simmered over sustained heat, rather than steeped in preheated water (like regular tea). In India, chai is served in little clay cups from chai carts.