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Sita Chai

Sita Chai

Sita Chai
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Our most delicious, rich, chocolate-flavored chai.

Ingredients: Organic black tea, organic cinnamon, organic cacao nibs, organic cardamom, organic cloves, organic anise, organic rooibos, natural essences

25g (8-15 cups of tea)
$4.95
100g (35-65 cups of tea)
$12.95
500g (165-300 cups of tea)
$54.95
2kg (670-1300 cups of tea)
$186.95

Instructions

  • Serving Size: 3g /cup
  • Steeping Temp: 100°C
  • Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
  • Certification: Organic
  • Origin: India
  • Caffeine: High

Sita Chai

A light chai with soft cinnamon chocolate undertones and a perfect blend of sweetness and spice. The addition of rooibos mellows out the strong black tea and delivers a coppery infusion with a seductive and inviting aroma.

Story, Folklore, History...

The Loves and Losses of Lady Sita

The lovely Sita is highly regarded in Hindu mythology. An avatar (or manifestation) of the goddess Lakshmi, bestower of wealth, she was the daughter of the Earth goddess Bhūmi and was raised as a princess by adoptive parents. Eventually she married Rama, the well-loved and dashing hero of the Hindu epic the Ramayana, who is also a god’s avatar – Vishnu, in this case.

When Rama was forced into exile, noble Sita forsook her splendid palace life to follow him into the forest, but unfortunately even a god cannot protect his loved ones all the time. Swayed by her beauty and posing as a harmless beggar, Ravana the king of Lanka kidnapped her and bore her away to his palace. There he locked her away, attempting every trick he knew of to try to win her love, but she was loyal to Rama.

Ravana, unfortunately, was more than a simple king – he was a demon put on Earth. Often depicted as having many heads, many arms, animalistic qualities, and carrying fearsome weapons, Ravana was not to be trifled with. But against the forces of intimidation, as against the attempts at love, Sita was invulnerable.  ...Read the rest of the story on our blog…

Tasting Notes

Certification: Organic
Grade or Quality: TGFOP, blend
Aroma: cardamom, cacao, cinnamon
Infusion Aroma: light cacao scent, cardamom
Infusion Color: deep amber
Base flavor: light malt, slightly woody, cacao notes.
Infusion Strength: Medium

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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog

The Loves and Losses of Lady Sita - by Richard Isaac

The Loves and Losses of Lady Sita

Chai, now widely known by tea lovers and aficionados alike, refers to a special tea made with spices and herbs for a unique flavor blend. The word chai is originally Persian, but may now refer to any number of spiced teas, and in many countries often implies an infusion made with milk.

Today chais are well-loved even by coffee drinkers, and most of the recipes mirror the ancient South Asian tradition of boiling milk and water with tea, spices, and sometimes sweeteners. Our Sita Chai can be made the same way, if you like, though it is good on it’s own as well. Either way, it is best drunk with a story, so sit back, relax, and rest your mind in the tales of Ancient India.

The lovely Sita is highly regarded in Hindu mythology. An avatar (or manifestation) of the goddess Lakshmi, bestower of wealth, she was the daughter of the Earth goddess Bhūmi and was raised as a princess by adoptive...

Read the rest of the article on our blog.