Pleasant and semi-informative page on the origin of masala chai: an ancient winter and spring herbal tonic used to keep families healthy. http://chaipilgrimage.com/2009/01/14/or ... sala-chai/
Although the British tea barons and the elite Indian families that later ran the large tea estates may have wished to profit from domestic sale of tea for making masala chai, purchasing quality looseleaf tea wasn't an option for the poor majority of the Indian population. Authentic, strongly flavored masala chai is made with cheap, abundant and full bodied Assam CTCs that brew quickly, and counterbalance the otherwise overpowering flavor of traditional fresh spices.
*masala chai - premium Sri Lankan black tea with a unique blend of spices
*bengal green chai - premium Chinese green tea with a unique blend of spices
'Bengal chai' is known in India as Kashmiri Chai, made with gunpowder tea instead of strong Assam used in traditional masala chai.
Wikipedia page on chai:http://wapedia.mobi/en/Masala_chai
Adagio foofoo chai, made with Ceylon tea and nontraditional spices:
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*spiced apple chai - premium Sri Lankan black tea with a unique blend of spices and delicious apples
*thai chai - premium Sri Lankan black tea with a unique blend of spices, coconuts and lemongrass.
Adagio's herbal version: thai chai with unidentified spices, coconut and lemongrass.
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