Rooibos Vanilla Chai combines masala chai spices with South African rooibos and a hint of vanilla. Beautiful clear and bright cup, with a crisp and tangy-sweet flavour. The heat of the spices is balanced beautifully with the natural smooth, mellow quality of the rooibos. Rooibos Vanilla Chai is naturally caffeine-free for an anytime treat.
This is a decaf tea | Steep at 100°C for 7-10 minutes.
rooibos tea, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, orange and natural vanilla flavour
Historically, tea in India was viewed as a 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. After enjoying your tea, the cups are shattered on the ground and allowed to compost - an earth-friendly alternative to paper or plastic cups.