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Chai Spice Blend

Murchie's Chai Spice Blend is a blend of whole spices that make a perfect cup of traditional chai.

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Chai Spice Blend
$7.95

Product Description

Details

Contains: Cinnamon, Cardamom, Peppercorns, Anise, Cloves, Ginger, Fennel, Allspice

Preparation:

There are different methods for preparing – all are correct – boil the spices and then add the tea to steep (or vice versa); boil twice; boil with milk or add it after.

Our recommended method (yields 1-2 servings):

Combine 1 tsp Murchie’s Tea (such as Assam Pure, 1894 Select Orange Pekoe, Gunpowder or Traditional Rooibos), 1 tsp Chai Spice Blend, 1 tsp sugar (to taste), 1 cup milk (or non-dairy alternative) and 1 cup water in a pan. Bring to a boil and simmer 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain out tea and spices and enjoy. Simmering longer will bring out more flavour from the spices.

Package Size:

  • 2oz / 56g Package
  • Whole Spice Blend

Reviews

Customer Reviews (1)

Outstanding!Review by ShaeMama
Love a good chai, but they often seem elusive to me. Have tried dozens of various chai blends, many from top tea companies, but something was always lacking. This blend just might be my first 5-star ever.. Kudos, Murchie!! PS—did need to double the amount of chai spice blend and sugar on the directions to get exactly to my liking, but definitely not a problem. (Posted on 2018-01-13)

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Strength Ratings

Flavour Profile Guide

Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.



Tea Strength Ratings

This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.

RATING
           
RATING PROFILE
Light/Delicate Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour
Medium Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup
Medium-Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness
Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well
Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness

 


Coffee Ratings

We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.

Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:

Light Roast           More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker
Medium Roast           Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess
Dark Roast           Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal

Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:

Light Body           Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate
Medium Body           Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour
Full Body           Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers


Brewing Guides

Brewing Guide | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

Tea Brewing Guide

Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.

Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.

Brew times shown in minutes.



Coffee Brewing Guide

The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.

Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
      • Fine to medium grind coffee
      • 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water

French press: coffee grounds are ‘steeped’ in hot water, and then a filter presses down the grounds, allowing the finished coffee to be poured off
      • Coarse grind coffee
      • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
      • Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
      • Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!