Tchaï of the Tiger

Tea type
Black Chai Blend
Ingredients
Black Pepper, Cardamom, Chicory, Licorice, Natural Cinnamon Flavor, Natural Ginger Flavor, Organic Black Tea, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Pink Peppercorn
Flavors
Anise, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Licorice, Spicy, Sweet
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 8 oz / 236 ml

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From Kusmi Tea

BLACK TEA FROM INDIA WITH SPICES AND NATURAL FLAVORINGS.

Tchaï of the Tiger, Kusmi Tea’s new organic recipe in collaboration with WWF.
In collaboration with WWF, Kusmi Tea is delighted to present Tchaï of the Tiger, an organic and powerful spiced recipe. It contributes to protecting wild tigers, a species threatened with extinction and an iconic animal in tea-producing regions.

Just like chai, a traditional beverage in India, Chai of the Tiger divinely combines black tea and fragrant spices. The recipe is based on a tea variety from Thiashola, a renowned organic, ethical tea estate in southwest India in the Nilgiri region, also home to tigers protected by WWF. This black tea reveals its full strength when mixed with organic spices. Ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, and black and pink pepper all add an astonishing balance of power and sweetness to the blend, inspired by the enchanting cat it helps protect.

In an effort to speed up the protection of wild tigers in the world, Kusmi Tea will donate one euro to WWF for every tin of Chai of the Tiger sold.

INGREDIENTS
Black tea from India* (32%), ginger*, cardamom*, cinnamon*, black pepper*, licorice*, chicory*, pink pepper*, natural ginger flavor, natural cinnamon flavor. *Organically grown ingredients

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Prepared this one on the stovetop because I felt like a nice milky chai after being somewhat disappointed by one yesterday. I added honey instead of sugar this time as it just sounded good tonight.

This tea was an impulse purchase, I added it to my cart with my advent calendar to reach the free shipping threshold. I didn’t have a chai in my cupboard and the tin was so gorgeous that I couldn’t resist!

Anyway, the tea! It has a good blend of strong spices and definitely holds up very well to this preparation. I get a lot of ginger, it’s probably the strongest note here. There are also strong clove, cardamom, and anise flavors. The cinnamon adds a nice sweetness and compliments the other flavors well.

I will say, this also has quite a strong pepper and cardamom kick at the end of the sip. Is that just a usual thing with chai that has pepper in it? It’s definitely more palatable than the Chico Chai I had last night, but I would prefer it a little softer if possible… I guess I’ll have to perfect my recipe!

Flavors: Anise, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Licorice, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Courtney

This is one of the few from Kusmi that has somewhat intrigued me.

Cameron B.

I have little chai experience, so I can’t really comment on how it is compared to other blends unfortunately. :P

Courtney

Always room to try more teas then! :)

anutea

Yep. Chais from certain regions of India add black pepper.
I usually add fresh mint leaves and brown sugar to my chais. It’s interesting to play around with chais.
I sometimes add dried oranges during the boiling process tone down the spices.

Cameron B.

Yum, mint sounds delicious. I have the Vahdam advent calendar this year, so I assume there will be many chai blends to try! :)

anutea

Oh! excited to see your reviews on some of that. Vahdam has really great turmeric blends and I have tried some of their chais and they are some of the best! I have tried a lot of chai brands and theirs is the real deal!!

Courtney

I’ve not heard of Vahdam, but now perusing their website because I love how many chais they have!

Cameron B.

@anutea – I think I’ll be hard-pressed to keep up with my calendars this year, but I’ll try my best! I hope to write notes for all of them and do an Instagram post every day. Fingers crossed! I am a chai novice so I’m excited to expand my horizons a bit.

@Courtney – I know! I don’t actually have any experience with them either, but the calendar was so pretty I couldn’t help it… So it should be a good “crash course” to explore some of their teas. :D

Mastress Alita

On the discussion of chai, I feel I should throw out that my favorites come from a small Portland-based tea shop that few people seem to have hard of called “Tea Chai Te” (they sell online!) that make a ton of their own chai blends, ranging from more traditional to very unique!

Cameron B.

Thanks Alita, I’ve added a bunch to my wishlist. ;)

AJRimmer

I’ve bookmarked Tea Chai Te for a future order too – thank you!!

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