Master blender acclaimed, 'Innovating, breathtaking, this audacious blend combines familiar malty notes of Hojicha with exotic Indian spices. A classic revisited.' Chai, generic for tea in many south Asian countries, is usually made with black tea. This is made with Eden Hojicha, roasted summer green tea leaves. Rich, smoky, deep flavor similar to that of black tea, but better. Potent antioxidant health benefits. Delicious plain, with Vanilla Edensoy, Vanilla Edensoy Extra, or with hot apple juice or cider. Spicy, warming, delightful, and people appropriate tea bags.
Organic Eden Hojicha Chai is made from larger, coarser new green tea leaves of Summer that have begun to lose their caffeine strength. The leaves are immediately steamed, rubbed, and partially dried, just as they are for green tea. Before the leaves are completely dried though, they are placed in gas fired rotating iron ovens to be slowly roasted and then cooled. Roasting the leaves gives it a rounded, deep flavor similar to that of English tea. Hojicha is expertly blended with a blend of organically grown spices: cinnamon bark Indonesia/Viet Nam, cardamom seed Guatemala, ginger root India/Tanzania, star anise Viet Nam, roasted chicory root France, and cloves Madagascar.
Organic Eden Hojicha Chai is formulated by a master tea blender, experienced in the art of combining just the right amounts of spices for an uplifting, stimulating tea. The blender says, 'Innovating, breathtaking, this audacious blend combines familiar malty notes of Hojicha with exotic Indian spices. A classic revisited.' Only Eden quality organic ingredients used.
Chai is the national drink of India, where chai originated over 5,000 years ago. According to legend, chai was formulated for the king based upon Ayurvedic medicine principles. Chai was formulated for each family member’s physical and emotional conditions. In India today chai is served by vendors called wallahs in every train or bus station and public market. It is made over an open flame and served in clay cups. Try it with Edensoy Vanilla for a richer version.
Today’s tea bags contain plastic so they can be heat sealed. This is not the way to treat people or good tea. Eden tea bag are unbleached manila fiber, a crimp seal, and a pure cotton string; no whiteners or plastics, no added flavorings or dyes.
The flavor of tea reflects the soil it is from, the season picked, and the curing process. The ingredients in organic Eden Hojicha Chai, Roasted Green Tea are nurtured according to strict organic standards. The growers are dedicated to stewardship of their land, water, and tea bushes. This dedication shows in skillful handling that helps provide the best authentic organic tea there is.