Punjabi Masala Chai

description

It’s unlikely that you’ve tasted a masala chai like this one before. Unusually strong for a masala chai, it includes Bishop’s Weed and black cardamom – two of the strongest spices from north India – that lend a powerful kick to the brew, even with the addition of milk.

ingredients

Black cardamom

Bishop's weed

Cinnamon

Black pepper

Cardamom

Clove

Ginger

Fennel

the experience

liquor

aroma

Top note of mace followed by notes of bishop’s weed, ginger, cardamom and pepper.

appearance

Dark amber

taste

The liquor is exceptionally warm and spicy. A pungent hint of Bishop’s Weed starts the cup while warmer notes of mace, clove, and bay leaves emerge towards the middle. Fennel lends sweetness to the cup while pepper enhances the warmth of the liquor. The flavor of Bishop’s Weed returns prominently in the aftertaste.

COMPLEMENTS

Croquette, fritters, fried fish, chicken wings, buttery pies and syrup-based desserts.

dry leaf

aroma

Extremely spicy; with top notes of clove and bay leaves, followed by fennel in the middle and mace, black cardamom, pepper at the back

appearance

CTC black tea blended with bits of cinnamon, black cardamom, green cardamom, dry ginger, peppercorns, fennel, clove and bishop’s weed

infusion

aroma

Heady and spicy

appearance

Coco brown nuggets with assorted spices

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

1.0 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

Milk

TIME OF DAY
Morning
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SKU CXPMB

5 Reviews

Likes

  • Great Aroma 5
  • Unique Flavor Profile 4
  • Smooth Body 3
  • High Quality 2
  • Freshness 2

Dislikes

  • Strong 1
  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 0
  • No Flavor 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 3
  • Morning 3
  • Dessert Tea 1
  • Evening 0
  • Afternoon 0

Micah

Jan. 23, 2017

Excellent chai

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Anytime.

I have a slight preference for a chai that takes a bit more tea-like. This is very spicy! But the flavour is great, and overall I like it.

Isa

Nov. 22, 2016

Strong Masala Chai

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning, Dessert Tea.

I prepare this tea with milk and sugar because the flavour is very strong. I like it as a spicy dessert tea! It smells incredibly good and spicy, and I love the way all the spices blend together in every sip. For some reason I feel warm and "full" after drinking a few cups!

Jeff

Nov. 8, 2016

One of the best!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

I've tried a handful of Teabox's chai and the Punjabi is with out a doubt the best (so far). Very aromatic with a strong punch - just wish it had a bit of black pepper in it, as well. This will be my "go to" chai. And quick shipping - from India to NYC in four days delivered! Great job all around, Teabox!

Dilip

Nov. 5, 2016

Simply the best chai I've ever had

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning.

This one is strong and very aromatic! Best taken with milk. P.S Take a sniff when making the tea, its irresistible.

ben

May 20, 2016

Smooth and rousing chai

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

A most delicious chai, the cardamon is the dominant flavour, but is not overpowering and the other spices blend together to form an overarching flavour greater than the sum of its parts.