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Bengal Chai Tea

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Bengal Chai Tea is a delicious black tea with a rich background, inspired by the traditional Indian chai. This tasty combination of black tea and aromatic herbs offers a pleasant taste experience that tea lovers will certainly appreciate. Bengal Chai Tea invites you to pause and enjoy the harmony between the refined flavors and scents of the selected ingredients.

The appeal of this special blend lies in the careful selection of the teas and herbs, as well as the dedication and passion that have gone into creating this unique blend.

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How does Bengal Chai taste?

Bengal Chai Tea is a tasteful mix of black tea and various herbs that together provide a pleasant and balanced taste experience. The hearty black tea forms a solid base, while the added herbs and spices provide an interesting and layered flavor profile.

In this blend you will find cinnamon and cardamom, which add a warm, spicy taste. Ginger, pepper and cloves provide a slightly spicy undertone that gives the tea some extra character.

Bengal Chai Tea offers a fine balance of sweet and spicy notes, with each sip revealing new flavor nuances. This tea is ideal for times when you want a warm, flavorful cup of tea that pampers your senses and helps you relax.

Bengal Chai Tea is suitable for a quiet evening at home as well as for cozy gatherings with friends and family, where you can enjoy the delicious taste and pleasant aroma of this special blend.

How strong is Bengal Chai?

Bengal Chai Tea offers a versatile taste experience that you can adapt to your personal preferences. The strength of this tea is determined by various factors, such as the amount of tea you use, the water temperature and the steeping time.

As a basic recipe, it is recommended to use 2 grams of tea per cup and add water at 100°C. Then let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes. If you want a stronger tea, you can add more tea or extend the steeping time. For a milder taste, you can use less tea or let the tea steep for a shorter time.

A longer steeping time can intensify the flavor of the black tea and the spices, giving the tea a more powerful and spicier taste. It is important to experiment with the amount of tea and the steeping time to find your ideal cup of Bengal Chai Tea.

The brewing instructions for Bengal Chai Tea are as follows:

  1. Use 2 grams of tea per cup (or adjust based on your personal taste preference).
  2. Heat the water to 100°C.
  3. Pour the hot water over the tea.
  4. Let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes (or adjust the steep time for a milder or stronger taste).

By experimenting with the brewing instructions, you can create your perfect cup of Bengal Chai Tea, tailored to your taste preferences and time of day.

Whether you're looking for a strong, spicy cup of tea to start your morning with energy or a milder and more soothing cup for a relaxed evening, Bengal Chai Tea gives you the choice.

Bengal Chai

Bengal Chai Tea is a modern interpretation of the traditional Indian chai tea. To better understand the rich history and background of chai tea, it's important to go back to the origins of this beloved beverage.

Chai tea originated in India, where it has been enjoyed and appreciated for centuries. The word "chai" simply means "tea" in Hindi and several other languages in India. The full name of the traditional Indian spiced tea is "masala chai", which means "spiced tea". Masala chai is a combination of black tea and a mix of spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves and black pepper.

The history of chai tea goes way back in time, to the times of the ancient kingdoms of India. There are several legends and stories about the origin of chai, but the most likely scenario is that the drink originated as an Ayurvedic herbal drink. Ayurveda is a traditional Indian medicine that has been practiced for over 5000 years and aims to create a healthy balance between body, mind and spirit. The spices in chai tea were chosen for their beneficial properties and their ability to promote health and well-being.

Over time, the composition of chai tea changed, and eventually black tea was added to the mix, probably after the British introduced the tea industry to India in the 19th century. Today, chai tea is an integral part of Indian culture and is consumed in virtually every household and street corner. Chai is often prepared with milk and sugar and served in small glasses or clay cups.

Bengal Chai Tea pays homage to this rich cultural history and brings together the authentic flavors and scents of traditional Indian chai in a contemporary blend.

Frequently Asked Questions about Bengal Chai

Do you have a question about using Bengal Chai? Below we have answered the most frequently asked questions for you.

A Chai Latte is a delicious variant of the traditional chai tea, where you add warm milk and foam to the spiced tea. Here is a simple recipe to make a Chai Latte at home with Bengal Chai Tea:

  1. Prepare the Bengal Chai Tea according to the brewing instructions, but use only half the recommended water. This creates a concentrated tea.
  2. Heat 200 ml of milk (you can use both regular milk and vegetable milk) in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently to prevent the milk from burning or boiling over.
  3. Use a milk frother or whisk to froth the milk and create a creamy foam.
  4. Pour the concentrated Bengal Chai Tea into a tall glass or mug.
  5. Carefully pour the frothed milk into the glass or mug so that the foam remains on top of the tea.
  6. Add sugar, honey or other sweetener to taste and stir gently.
  7. Sprinkle the Chai Latte with a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg and enjoy!

The black tea in Bengal Chai Tea comes from various tea-producing regions of India such as Assam and Darjeeling. These regions are known for their high-quality tea plantations and ancient tea traditions.

Bengal Chai Tea contains both the health benefits of black tea and those of the added herbs and spices. Black tea contains antioxidants and can contribute to good heart health, while the spices in the blend, such as cinnamon and ginger, have beneficial properties that can aid digestion, among other things.

However, it is important to remember that excessive consumption of caffeine and sugar is not healthy, so enjoy in moderation.

If you store Bengal Chai Tea properly - in an airtight container, in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight and strong odors - the tea will keep for about 1 to 2 years.

The taste and aroma may diminish over time, so it is recommended to consume the tea within this period for the best taste experience.

The amount of caffeine in Bengal Chai Tea varies as it depends on the specific black tea used and the way the tea is brewed. On average, a cup of black tea contains between 40 and 70 milligrams of caffeine.

Since Bengal Chai Tea contains black tea, you can expect a similar amount of caffeine in a cup of this spiced tea. It's important to keep in mind that caffeine levels can vary depending on the brewing method, the amount of tea you use and the steeping time.

If you are sensitive to caffeine, it is advisable to steep the tea for a shorter time and to use less tea per cup.

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Category Black Tea Brand Het Kleinste Huis EAN13 4801288676521 In stock 3 Items SKU 408-50
Gluten Gluten free
Lactose Lactose-free
Nuts Nut-free
Country of origin China
Ingredients Black tea, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cloves, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Fennel, liquorice
Amount of tea per cup 1 - 2 tea spoons
Indication brewing time 3 - 5 minutes
Temperature water 90 ºC - 100 ºC (194 °F - 212 °F)
Organically grown? No Yes
Palette Spicy
Color infusion Red
Caffeine? Yes
Time of day Throughout the day
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Bengal Chai Tea

€6.25
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  • Amsterdam's tea shop for over 10 years
  • From €45 free shipping in NL
  • Free sample bag with every order
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