Metropolitan Tea Co.

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Cochin Masala Chai Loose Leaf Tea by Metropolitan Tea Company

Description: This full bodied tea enhances South Indian masala spices. The finish has cardamom notes peeking out from lively ginger. Superb with milk and sugar.
Tea Type: Black Tea
Tea(s) Origin: India / Kenya / Thailand 
Region(s): Assam + Kerala / Nandi Highlands / Petchabun
Antioxidant Level: High 
Caffeine Level: Medium
Brew: Hot or Iced
Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Black + White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg.
Shelf Life: 8 years unopened, 2 years after opening. 

Over the centuries, a great mix of international Masters governed the South Indian city of Cochin. First came the Zamorin of Kozhikode (Calicut). Next was the Great Kublai Khan, whom, it is believed, gave the city its name. Later, around 1530, the Portuguese took the city and made it part of their vast and powerful empire. Under their rule, Cochin developed into a prosperous trading center. After the Portuguese came Dutch rule in the mid 17th century, followed by British, and finally, after Indian independence, Indian rule. Following this mix of cultures, it seems fitting that Cochin became famous for another kind of mix, Cochin Masala, a coconut blend ground with red chilies, dal, coriander, and turmeric.  We've taken this South Indian kitchen staple and blended it with a high quality, strong black tea, creating a wonderful chai, the national beverage of India. Traditionally, this chai is brewed using milk instead of water. Brewing your tea in the usual fashion and adding warm milk, however, creates the same effect. Prepare yourself a cup, and be spiritually transported to old Cochin with this superb tea.

  • 3.52 ounce bag / makes 35-50 cups
  • Nitrogen flushed, Vacuum sealed bag
  • Resealable Ziploc bag
  • Small Batch Blended and Packed in Canada