- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: India
- Caffeine: High
A moderately spicy chai with soft cinnamon undertones and a chocolate flavor. A perfect combination 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. Perfect afternoon tea that can be enjoyed after a meal.
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 NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: TGFOP
Aroma: cardamom, cacao, cinnamon
Infusion Aroma: light cacao scent, cardamom
Infusion Color: deep amber
Base flavor: Chocolate
Infusion Strength: Medium
Have you tried Sita Chai? Tell us what you think!
From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
The Loves and Losses of Lady Sita - by Richard Isaac
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...