Description: Widely consumed in India and used as a popular base tea for masala chai, this tea also works remarkably well as a self drinker. With a bold flavor, rich color and full body, this tea is smooth enough to enjoy plain, but can accommodate milk readily.
Steeping Suggestions: - Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup Water Temp: 212° (boiling) Steep Time: 2-3 min.
from San Francisco, CA (United States)
(2/1/2012) Dry Leaf: Very Good,
Infused Leaf: Very Good, Liquor: Excellent,
"Rated appearance lower, flavor higher. I plan to re-order this tea. CTC leaves have a very poor appearance, though these are in larger pieces than CTC teas normally are. The tea has a strong maltiness, and takes milk well." Siddharth Pathi
from Lawrence, NJ (United States)
(3/29/2012) Dry Leaf: Very Good,
Infused Leaf: Excellent, Liquor: Good,
"Great for an everyday tea. We love to make masala chai with this tea (we add freshly pounded cardamom and Indian cinammon). Also a good choice for Thai tea (with orange blossom water, star anise, and condensed milk)." JAC
(3/3/2012) Dry Leaf: Not my cup,
Infused Leaf: Not my cup, Liquor: Not my cup,
Not my cup
"Extremely disappointing! This tea has almost no aroma and no malty taste. I tried both 3 min. and 5 min and varied the amount of tea brewed. What taste it does have is in the bitter, burned aftertaste. Its character is like an old tea past its prime. I will try the other organics and hope for more favorable results!"
"Upton Tea Imports was founded in 1989 with the objective of providing the North American tea drinker with
the finest teas available. We purchase teas from reputable brokers and estates worldwide, dealing only with
sources who are capable of providing top quality teas. We sell directly to the consumer, thus ensuring the
freshest product and fairest pricing."