White Ayurvedic Chai and Samurai Chai Mate mix

These teas can resemble virtually any flavor imaginable.

Nov 3rd 09 10:31 pm
Posts: 7
Joined: Nov 3rd 09 2:38 am

White Ayurvedic Chai and Samurai Chai Mate mix

by gsep » Nov 3rd 09 10:31 pm

I just bought this mix and it's hard to judge how to exactly to make it. It says on the tin to steep for 4-5 minutes at 175 min. What about the steeps after that? The Samurai Chai Mate contains Green Mate, Red Rooibos, cinnamon, candied pineapple bits, orange peel, lemongrass, aniseed, coriander, cardamom, almonds, and cornflower blossoms. The White Ayurvedic Chai contains White tea, green tea, cinnamon, lemongrass, red pepper, bruised black pepper, coconut chips, cardamom and cloves. I hope this information is useful. I'm new to tea and teachat so any advice would be most appreciated.

User avatar
Nov 3rd 09 11:28 pm
Posts: 21658
Joined: Apr 23rd 06 12:52 am
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Fuji

Re: White Ayurvedic Chai and Samurai Chai Mate mix

by Chip » Nov 3rd 09 11:28 pm

Moved this to Flavored Teas where it will be more at home. :D

User avatar
Nov 4th 09 7:42 pm
Posts: 29
Joined: Dec 18th 08 7:15 pm
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA

Re: White Ayurvedic Chai and Samurai Chai Mate mix

by Oolonga » Nov 4th 09 7:42 pm

I think most flavored teas are not supposed to be re-steeped with the exception of pure jasmine flavored teas.
Try to brew yours according to the directions on the tin first and then adjust the parameters to your liking. 3 mins at 175F for a white tea sounds reasonable to me, I'm not sure about mate though, haven't tried it yet.

Nov 20th 09 6:48 am
Posts: 1
Joined: Nov 20th 09 5:50 am

Re: White Ayurvedic Chai and Samurai Chai Mate mix

by islandtea » Nov 20th 09 6:48 am

I read the samrudhi chai review I think it is best to big deal.