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Chai Wallah
Chai Wallah in Kolkata India

The Chinese had two words for tea; 荼 (tú) and 茶 (chá). In Europe "tú" eventually became "tea" in English, "thé" in French, "tee" in German, and so forth. But in most of the rest of the world "chá" was used as the root for "Chai". Interestingly "trà" is tea in Vietnamese, which seems to be a combination of both.

So as you can see, chai simply means tea. However, when English speakers say "chai" they are most certainly referring to "masala chai", which means "spiced tea" and is a common drink in India.

The spices used can be almost anything, but in general they include ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, and black pepper. (These are the ingredients we use in our blend.) These spices are combined with Assam CTC black tea and added to simmering milk with honey or sugar. The mixture is then strained before serving.

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Masala Chai | OrganicNew Mexico Tea Company Masala Chai | Organic
Chai is such an integral part of Indian culture that it is virtually impossible to avoid when traveling through any part of the Indian sub-continent. Even when fresh cold drinking water cannot be found, you will inevitably encounter a chai-wallah, or chai seller, yelling out,"chayee! chayee!" While riding the rails in India, the call of the chai wallah can be heard at every stop proffering their delicious hot drink.

It is not uncommon for a chai-wallah to board a train in the middle of the night and wake up passengers to sell chai. The chai arrives in small clay cups that customers throw from the train windows when finished! Indian chai is typically made using a rich black tea, usually an Assam, and brewing it in heavy milk with cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper. The drink produces a warm soothing effect and engenders a wonderfully calming effect on the body. Brew this tea piping hot and scoop in some sugar to help open up the exotic flavor of this spicy blend. Just try and stop after one cup!

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Vanilla Chai | OrganicNew Mexico Tea Company Vanilla Chai | Organic
Chai is such an integral part of Indian culture that it is virtually impossible to avoid when traveling through any part of the Indian sub-continent. Even when fresh cold drinking water cannot be found, you will inevitably encounter a chai-wallah, or chai seller, yelling out, "chayee! chayee!"
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Kama Sutra ChaiNew Mexico Tea Company Kama Sutra Chai
$3.25  /oz
A true Indian style chai, this blend is based on good strong Indian teas blended with an ancient spice recipe almost as old as the Kama Sutra itself. The taste is heavenly - ginger and cardamom intermingle with cinnamon, cloves and hints of black pepper. The full-bodied cup is rounded out with floral notes that tempt the taste buds and will have you crying out for more. Brew a pot today and raise a cup to the science of love.
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Night of the Iguana ChaiNew Mexico Tea Company Night of the Iguana Chai
The Night of the Iguana is often considered to be the last major artistic, critical, and box office success for Tennessee Williams, the distinguished American playwright - and noted tea lover. The play features a captive iguana that is tied up to the edge of a veranda while a cast of characters discuss their sometimes tormented sexual relationships.
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Rajasthani ChaiNew Mexico Tea Company Rajasthani Chai
$4.25  /oz
Ingredients: Black, oolong, green tea, mate, green rooibos, lemongrass, orange peel, apple, mango, strawberry, peach, almond pieces, cinnamon, rose , safflower, jasmine, ginger, cardamom, clove, pepper, natural flavors
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Insta - Turmeric ChaiNew Mexico Tea Company Insta - Turmeric Chai
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Masala Insta - ChaiNew Mexico Tea Company Masala Insta - Chai
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