Spice Island Chai
ORIGIN Amba Estate, Uva, Sri Lanka | Organic Spices | 10% Revenue Share
BLENDED November 2019
INGREDIENTS Ceylon Black Tea, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Organic Clove
NOTES Spicy, Malty, Bright, Vanilla
BENEFITS Cinnamon is believed to reduce blood pressure & cholesterol, while ginger is often used to alleviate nausea
Western Brew (Mug / Teapot): 3g (1 Tbsp) | 350ml | 95°C | 3 min | Add milk & sugar to taste (optional)
*Make sure to check out our tea infuser for easy brewing
Traditional Brew (On the Stove): Simmer fresh spices in boiling water for 5 minutes (optional - for extra spicy chai). Add tea leaves and infuse for 3-5 mins until the color is a bright golden brown. Add milk on high heat and allow the infusion to rise and fall once or twice (around 5mins). Strain and add sugar to taste. For a healthier option, replace milk and sugar with oat milk and honey.
Started by four partners with a focus on sustainability, Amba Estate is an organic farm producing artisanal teas, coffee, and spices. In addition to salary, benefits and overtime, Amba gives 10% of all its revenues back to its employees. Unlike other producers, Amba also empowers their staff through rotational work - meaning tea pickers can also wither, roll and dry the leaves. This gives them a full-circle sense of pride for what they've created.
Amba's farms are 100% organic, certified under the European Union. No chemicals, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides are used. To maintain and enhance soil fertility, Amba uses green plant material from the estate's ground and manure from their own herd of ‘rescue cows’, as well as shade trees that naturally induce nitrogen-rich soil.